Dec. 11, 2020

HARRISBURG – Rep. Bud Cook (R-Fayette/Washington) has joined in support with 69 other members of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in filing an amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of Texas v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, State of Georgia, State of Michigan and State of Wisconsin. 
In the above-captioned case, the State of Texas alleges that state courts and officials within the four named states violated provisions of the U.S. Constitution by effectively modifying state election laws. Under Article II of the U.S. Constitution, state legislatures have exclusive authority to prescribe when and how elections are conducted. 

“The PA Supreme Court did not have the authority to change the rules in the 2020 General Election,” said Cook. “They had no authority to waive the requirement to match signatures for mail-in ballots, extend the voting deadline or allow for random drop boxes for ballots.”
The legislators argue in their brief that state courts and governors must be reminded of the boundaries of their power. 
The amicus brief was filed Thursday. The full document can be found at

Representative Bud Cook
49th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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