The court’s action is the latest sign that the justices have no interest in cases concerning the 2020 election results. Lawyers for Republicans had argued that the state court exceeded its authority and should have let stand an Election Day deadline passed by the state legislature. Democrats responded that the state court was within its authority to protect the right to vote amid a pandemic.
Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito and Neil Gorsuch, all conservative members of the court,
The ballots at issue amounted to about 10,000 votes — a number not large enough to have impacted President Joe Biden’s victory in the state.
The case arising out of the battleground state has been of keen interest to voting rights experts who want to see if the Supreme Court might put limits on what state courts can do when interpreting their own laws. Before the election, the justices already signaled to federal courts that they should not step in to change rules too close to an election.
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, a Democrat,