President Trump called yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling on mail-in ballots in Pennsylvania “ridiculous” and “very strange” in an interview on Fox and Friends Tuesday.
“We got a ruling yesterday that was ridiculous- where they can count ballots after the election’s over. What kind of a thing? So we’re gonna wait until after November 3rd and start announcing states? It’s crazy,” Trump said of the ruling.
More on the ruling: On Monday, the Supreme Court ruled that mail-in ballots in the critical state of Pennsylvania will be counted if they are received within three days of Election Day even if they do not have a legible postmark.
The ruling is a loss for state Republicans who sought to require that only ballots received by Election Day be counted.
The order could also set the tone for other pre-election challenges and highlights the fact that once again, Chief Justice John Roberts has moved left to side with his liberal colleagues in an area where he has a very conservative record.
It also comes just two weeks before Election Day and intensifies the Supreme Court confirmation battle over Judge Amy Coney Barrett, who could well prove to be a deciding vote on election night challenges.
“We got a strange ruling from the Supreme Court. Very strange,” Trump added.