Inspection of voting machines in Pennsylvania's heavily Republican Fulton County was poised to go forward Friday, until lawyers for Governor Tom Wolf (D) appealed to the state Supreme Court in the 11th hour to put it on hold.
The court's decision came hours after a state judge rejected the Wolf administration's attempts to block the inspection sought by state voters who agree with former President Donald Trump's contention that election fraud cost him the 2020 election in about a half-dozen states, including Pennsylvania.
"It's not surprising that the Democrat-controlled PA Supreme Court, 5-2 Democrats, chose to hinder the effort to restore voter integrity to Pennsylvania," responds Diane Gramley, president of the American Family Association of Pennsylvania. "Election integrity should be very important to all voters here in Pennsylvania, but obviously [it's] not to the Democrats. So it's not surprising that they continue their effort to hinder us here in Pennsylvania from being guaranteed that our vote will count."
She says the only hope to remedy this ruling is through an appeal to the U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals.
"If that is thrown out of the Third Circuit, it needs to be appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court," Gramley continues. "But we do know that in November, December 2020, when there were many, many, many lawsuits from Pennsylvania questioning the outcome of the presidential election, the U.S. Supreme Court chose to turn a blind eye to what was going on."
So she does not expect to find any relief from the court system.