Don’t Let Republicans Sneak This Amendment into the PA Constitution
Since 1850 PA's state Constitution has called for PA's Appellant Court Judges -- including our Supreme Court Judges -- to be elected state-wide, by majority vote. This spring the Republicans in the PA Legislature are trying to sneak a Constitutional Amendment on the bottom of your ballot to change that.
Unhappy with some of the Courts’ recent decisions -- like NOT disallowing mail-in ballots and thus awarding our Electoral College votes to Donald Trump -- Republicans in the PA Legislature want to have Appellate Court judges elected, not statewide, but by districts -- districts that these Republican legislators will themselves devise.
These Republicans hope to capture 5 of the 7 Supreme Court Justices for themselves by isolating Democrats into two districts and carefully disenfranchising the rest. We can only guess what would have happened to our electoral votes had such a highly partisan Court been making the rulings.
By sneaking this Amendment on the bottom of a primary municipal election -- which is this May 18 — they hope that low voter turnout will give them a victory.