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Sen. Cruz says he’ll present oral argument, if PA mail-in voting case goes to SCOTUS: Fox News

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If a Pennsylvania lawsuit over mail-in voting winds up heading to the U.S. Supreme Court, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) told Fox News that he will “stand ready to present the oral argument”.

“Petitioners’ legal team has asked me whether I would be willing to argue the case before the Supreme Court, if the Court grants certiorari,” a statement to Fox News from Cruz reads. “I have agreed, and told them that, if the Court takes the appeal, I will stand ready to present the oral argument.”

Moreover, the case was brought by Rep. Mike Kelly (R-Pa.) and Sean Parnell, a Republican congressional candidate from Pennsylvania, and they argue that mail-in voting is unconstitutional and thus the mail-in ballots should be thrown out, according to Fox News congressional correspondent Mike Emmanuel on Monday’s episode of “Bill Hemmer Reports.”

This wouldn’t be the first time that Cruz has argued in front of a court, having once served as the solicitor general for Texas and having appeared before the U.S. Supreme Court nine times, Emmanuel told Hemmer.

“As I said last week, the bitter division and acrimony across the Nation needs resolution,” Cruz also said to Fox News. “I believe the Supreme Court has that responsibility to the American People to ensure, within its powers, that we are following the law and following the Constitution.”

So far, President Donald Trump‘s legal team and supporters have launched dozens of legal cases challenging the 2020 presidential election in multiple swing states but none have been successful in changing the winner in any states.

As President-elect Joe Biden continues to name appointees for his incoming administration, Trump refuses to concede the election. There are reports that Trump is considering another run in 2024, possibly even announcing such a run on Inauguration Day at a rumored political rally in Florida instead of attending Biden’s swearing-in ceremony in accordance with tradition.

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Biden’s Poor Polling and Harris’ Low Electability Rating Could Have Democrats Considering ‘Nuclear Option’

Behind-the-scenes discussion of how Democrats could arrive at a third option for the next election is underway

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With polls consistently showing a poor approval rating for President Joe Biden at below 40 percent, and a recent poll put Kamala Harris’ electability at only 28 percent, Democrats are in full panic mode.

Behind-the-scenes discussion of how Democrats could arrive at a third option for the next election is underway. Operatives are preparing for the possibility of a contested presidential primary in which other would-be nominees take on Ms. Harris, but that could be damaging for the party” reports the Telegraph.

Therefore, Democrats are allegedly whispering about a potential “nuclear option” that would call for current Vice President Harris to be nominated to the Supreme Court. The Telegraph writes that “while the scenario is highly improbable, and perhaps a reflection of a Washington rumor mill in overdrive, the fact it has come up at all shows the depths of the predicament the Biden administration currently finds itself in, amid rising inflation, a stalled domestic agenda, and foreign policy disasters.”

The theory in question would call for President Biden to nominate Harris to the Supreme Court in the event a seat opens in the next three years during his administration. Biden could then use “Section 2 of the 25thAmendment to nominate a more popular vice president”, adds the Telegraph.

Under Section 1 of the 25th Amendment, that new vice president could assume the presidency if Biden were to step down while president. They would then become the Democratic nominee in the 2024 presidential election. That same individual could also be the presumptive Democratic nominee in 2024 if Biden chooses not to run for re-election.

One piece of information that is wetting Democrats’ whistle is that current Supreme Court Justice Breyer has said he does not “want to stay on the Supreme Court until I die.”

The Telegraph notes that “the discussion over potential successors to Mr. Biden is highly unusual less than a year into an administration.”

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