Trump campaign official falsely claims Supreme Court blocked Pennsylvania mail-in ballots
President Donald Trump during the final 2020 presidential debate. (Screenshot)

On Wednesday, President Donald Trump's deputy campaign manager Justin Clark tweeted out their victory in getting the Supreme Court to block Pennsylvania from counting mail-in ballots received after Election Day.


There's just one problem: the Supreme Court actually said exactly the opposite. They are leaving in place the state court's order requiring any ballot received up to three days after Election Day to be counted as long as it is properly postmarked before the deadline.

In fact, not one of the nine justices ruled for blocking the ballots from being counted — although justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, and Neil Gorsuch all suggested they would be open to revisiting the issue after the election is over, and Pennsylvania was instructed to set aside late-arriving ballots in case that happens.

Clark's incorrect victory lap earned him scorn from commenters on social media.