by Hannah Bleau
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Tuesday asked the Supreme Court to hear an emergency appeal challenging the election results in Pennsylvania, contending that hearing the appeal “would be an important step in helping rebuild confidence in the integrity of our democratic system.”
“Today, an emergency appeal was filed in the U.S. Supreme Court challenging the election results in Pennsylvania. This appeal raises serious legal issues, and I believe the Court should hear the case on an expedited basis,” Cruz said in a Tuesday statement.
The lawsuit at the center of controversy, led by Rep. Mike Kelly (R-PA) and Republican congressional candidate Sean Parnell, questions the constitutionality of universal mail-in voting in the state, specifically Pennsylvania’s Act 77.