RUSH: Pennsylvania Republicans hold the majority in that state legislature. On Tuesday, they prevented Democrat state senator Jim Brewster from being seated for the new term.
The issue was mail-in ballots. Mr. Brewster, the Democrat, defeated his Republican opponent by just 67 votes. But 311 mail-in ballots were counted, even though they were not dated. This is a violation of the state’s election law.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court, run by liberal Democrats, ignored the law. Surprise! They said these ballots could be counted. So Republicans took the case to federal court, where it is still pending.
Meanwhile, Democrat Lt. Governor John Fetterman tried to seat Mr. Brewer. Republicans, in what the media calls an “unusual move,” said: No way. They voted to remove the lieutenant governor as the presiding officer of the proceedings, and then refused to seat Mr. Brewster until further review.
Now, of course, Democrats went ballistic. Pennsylvania’s Democrat-hack governor, Tom Wolf, accused Republicans of “subverting the Democratic process.” Democrats, as all of you know by now, believe they are entitled to bend the law or to break it or to stomp on it or ignore it whenever their power is at stake. And anybody who gets in their way is “subversive.”
Thankfully, it seems Pennsylvania Republicans have had enough, and they actually want their election laws followed. That’s a novel concept. We’ll keep track here.