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(FreedomWire.com) – The ranking member of the House Oversight Committee Rep. James Comer (R-KY) has been trying for months to get the Suspicious Activity Reports — anti-money laundering reports that flag suspicious transactions — that have been filed by banks against Hunter Biden.

Now, the word is in from Biden’s Treasury Department that they have formally rejected his request for the information because the Democrats aren’t part of the request.

Comer blasted the decision and said, “It’s unacceptable that the Treasury Department continues to run cover for the Biden family and possibly hide information about whether Joe Biden benefited financially from his family’s business transactions. The Biden Administration changed the rules to severely restrict Congress’ access to suspicious activity reports in the dark of night and with no explanation.

Hunter Biden and other Biden family members have racked up at least 150 suspicious activity reports for their shady foreign business deals. We need more information about these transactions and if Joe Biden has benefited financially from his family’s dealings with foreign adversaries. It is a matter of national security to know if President Biden is compromised. The American people deserve answers, and Republicans will use the power of the gavel next Congress to get them.”

Comer explained that in the past such SARs had been available to Congressional investigations of either party.

But what a coincidence that the Biden Treasury is suddenly cutting off access to the reports that could point to influence peddling and/or other crimes. I’m sure that there isn’t any funny business in making such a decision. Can we say cover-up when they do things like this? It sure sounds like it.

We reported back in July how Treasury Department Secretary Janet Yellen told media that they were complying when in fact they were not according to Comer.

“It is troubling that the Biden Administration is willing to provide a false story to the media to create the appearance of transparency while continuing to thwart congressional oversight,” Comer said at that time, and he said it raised more questions about how far they were willing to go running cover for the Bidens.

Comer now says that if they get power back over the Committee in November, they’re going to get the records and have the bank CEOs testify about the SARs and what was going on there.

One has to think that Joe Biden is desperate to prevent Republicans from getting back power not just because he and the Democrats don’t want to relinquish any of their power but because with that little bit of power, the GOP finally seems firmly set on holding people — including the Bidens — to account. That’s likely why he’s also demonizing the MAGA people/more pro-Trump Republicans because it’s mostly those people in Congress who are pushing for accountability as well.

(FreedomWire.org) – As part of a lawsuit seeking to uncover the Biden administration’s sweeping collusion with Big Tech firms to rig U.S. elections for the Democratic Party and to ensure that Americans can’t have open and honest discussion of their personal health decisions, it has come out that the CDC contacted Facebook to target discussion of ‘Covid misinformation’ that in some cases turned out to be entirely substantiated.

Republican Attorneys General from Missouri and Louisiana hit the jackpot on Thursday when the litigation they filed against senior Biden administration officials in May — regarding the federal government’s relationship with big tech companies — turned up emails and documents confirming some of their worst fears.

In a lengthy Twitter thread from Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt — also the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate this November — outlined some of what the lawsuit produced and why it may only be the tip of the Biden-big tech collusion iceberg.

The result of discovery requests and third-party subpoenas, the documents obtained by the AGs showed that the official responses from the suit’s Biden administration defendants omitted several relationships between big tech and other federal agencies such as the Census Bureau and Departments of Treasury and State.

According to a joint release from Schmitt and Louisiana AG Jeff Landry, they caught the Biden admin’s apparent attempt to conceal additional relationships with big tech:

Meta, for example, has disclosed that at least 32 federal officials—including senior officials at the FDA, the U.S. Election Assistance Commission, and the White House—have communicated with Meta about content moderation on its platforms, many of whom were not disclosed in response to Plaintiffs’ interrogatories to Defendants. YouTube disclosed eleven federal officials engaged in such communications, including officials at the Census Bureau and the White House, many of whom were also not disclosed by Defendants.

Here’s some of the smoking-gun communications proving the Biden administration was actively working with big tech companies to stifle or censor free expression on a range of issues, including an email from Facebook to Biden’s surgeon general about a meeting between the two entities during which White House expectations regarding Facebook’s policies on “misinformation” were discussed.

The litigation process uncovered specific and explicit information about how Facebook was censoring content posted to its platform, apparently at the Biden administration’s request, based on so-called third party fact checkers who are known to be biased and beholden to Democrat interests. Facebook also explained that it was taking strict action to suppress content on its platform labeled as merely “lacking context” as if it were rated to be entirely false.

It wasn’t just Facebook colluding with the Biden administration, either. Twitter scheduled meetings with White House officials to discuss “vaccine misinformation.”

Meanwhile, both Twitter and Facebook emails with Biden administration officials show the two entities colluding directly in a relationship where “claims” flagged by big tech companies would face “debunking” in regular meetings with the CDC’s “experts.” That is, what the Biden administration decided was harmful “misinformation” would then presumably be squashed by big tech companies at the expense of free speech on their platforms.

In addition to speech related to COVID, the Biden administration pursued a proactive relationship with big tech companies whenever scandal hit, such as the embarrassingly botched rollout of the allegedly discontinued Disinformation Governance Board:

Additional communications showed the White House asking Instagram to remove fake accounts impersonating Dr. Fauci and the Treasury Department’s deputy secretary asking Meta for a meeting “to discuss potential influence operations on social media.”

As Schmitt explained, the documents his litigation with Landry have already uncovered are just the beginning of their probe into what the Biden administration has been doing when it comes to using its position of power to get big tech companies to censor Americans’ speech.

(FreedomWire.org) – Former President Barack Obama’s annoyance with Joe Biden went so far that he actually said he would prefer someone shoot him than have to continue listening to him talk.

The excerpt came from New York magazine national correspondent Gabriel Debenedetti’s book “The Long Alliance: The Imperfect Union of Joe Biden and Barack Obama.”

It came during the confirmation hearings for former President George W. Bush’s secretary of state nominee Condoleezza Rice.

Biden and Obama were senators then and Obama sent a note to a staffer that read “Shoot. Me. Now.”

“Joe Biden is a decent guy, but man, that guy can just talk and talk. It’s an incredible thing to see,” he said to his advisor David Axelrod.

The Long Alliance, by New York magazine national correspondent Gabriel Debenedetti, claims that Biden refused to grovel to the Commander in Chief, saying: “My manhood is not negotiable.”

The lack of faith in Biden went so far that Obama thought about replacing him with Hillary Clinton as his running mate in 2012 because he thought it would boost his chances of reelection.

And in 2020, Obama reluctantly supported his former Vice President in his own run for the Presidency after overcoming fears his candidacy could be “unthinkably painful.”

There were other moments between the two men that were awkward.

In 2007, Biden said of Obama, “I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy. I mean, that’s a storybook, man.”

Obama one time mocked Biden in an interview when he said, “I don’t remember what Joe was referring to – not surprisingly.”

And he reportedly said to him on one occasion, “You know Joe, it’d be fun to let you be president for just five minutes to see how you’d handle it.”

After saying marriage was between a man and a woman, Obama had planned to announce his support for gay marriage, but Biden got ahead of him in his own interview, causing the staffers of the president to be furious.

“We can’t trust him to say his lines and he’s out of practice anyway,” “He’s ruined what should have been Obama’s historic moment because he can’t control his loud mouth,” and “What the f***?” the book said.

It also said that Obama was “p*****” that his plans had “gone up in smoke” and said that he “couldn’t believe the VP had put himself in the front of their joint project.”

And former FBI Director Jim Comey said that “Obama would have a series of exchanges heading a conversation very clearly and crisply in Direction A. Then, at some point, Biden would jump in with, ‘Can I ask something, Mr. President?’”

“Obama would politely agree, but something in his expression suggested he knew full well that for the next five or 10 minutes we would all be heading in Direction Z,” he said.

Obama was also concerned about Biden as a presidential candidate, the book said, and Biden showed signs of why this week.

Biden apologized after “taking control” during a press conference when he said he “shouldn’t have.”

He is the President of the United States so it is curious to wonder who should have taken control.

It occurred during a White House event on Friday, Women’s Equality Day, when the president was talking about abortion rights and he appeared to call on the incorrect reporter, Fox News reported.

He finished answering a question and then pointed to another reporter to take another question when it appeared that a staffer attempted to stop the question and end the Q&A.

“Thank you so much, Mr. President for –” the staffer said off screen.

“Oh I’m sorry, I …” he said. “I took control. I shouldn’t do that.”

The staffer said it was “no problem” but the president again said, “I’m not allowed to do that.”

He then seemed to cede authority to his handlers, prompting them by saying, “Go ahead, you tell me.” Without skipping a beat, the unknown staffer took control of the situation, stating, “I think we’re gonna go ahead and have the rest of the conversation [barely audible] closed to press. Thank you all so much.”

Biden sat there awkwardly as journalists exited the room, still shouting questions at the president as they left. 

Seeming slights from Obama have persisted after his presidency and during Biden’s.

In April, Obama referred to Biden as the vice president during a White House visit. The comment was ostensibly played for laughs but nevertheless made headlines.

“The Long Alliance” is set to come out on Sept. 13.

(FreedomWire.org) – More than a year and a half into the Biden administration, the White House continues to double down on lies, denials, and spin whenever its spokespeople are pressed on the out-of-control border crisis. By doing so, the administration is demonstrating a shameless refusal to take responsibility for the effects of its own open-borders policies. It is also insulting the intelligence of the American people, a large majority of whom are apparently not buying the official narrative. Needless to say, attempting to deny reality is hardly a solid basis for good policy.

During a White House press briefing on August 29, press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was asked by Peter Doocy, about the administration’s double standards as to who is allowed to enter the country. Referring to Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic, who was not allowed to compete in the U.S. Open because he was not vaccinated for COVID-19, Doocy asked the straightforward, common-sense question of “How come migrants are allowed to come into this country unvaccinated but world-class tennis players are not?”

In response, Ms. Jean-Pierre asserted that “they’re two different things.” “It is not that simple. It’s not just that people are walking across the border,” lied the press secretary, who simultaneously played the blame game, stating that the Biden administration was simply “fixing a broken system that was actually left by the last administration” – a favorite Team Biden talking point. Apparently, releasing COVID-positive illegal aliens into the country’s interior is necessary to “fix” our immigration system.

The truth is much different than Biden administration propaganda, of course. Since President Biden took office, almost 5 million illegal aliens have crossed the U.S. border, which translates into thousands of foreign nationals violating our sovereign frontiers by “walking” – or perhaps running, sprinting, or swimming in – every single day. Plenty of footage confirming this is available online. In places like Eagle Pass, Texas, local resources are so overwhelmed – especially due to increased migrant drownings accompanying the increased illegal crossing numbers – that some 911 calls, including domestic-violence incidents, go unanswered.

A Daily Caller News Foundation reporter contradicted a claim by White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre about the border and the vaccination status of migrants with one Twitter post Tuesday morning.

DCNF investigative reporter Jennie Taer posted a video of migrants walking across the border at a section where border fencing is incomplete on Twitter. Taer tagged Jean-Pierre in the post with the 65-second video.

Given the disaster that is the Biden Border Crisis, it is perhaps understandable why they are lying, that is all the administration has left as a defense. For the sake of the country, however, it would be preferable if – in the spirit of “better late than never” – Team Biden acknowledged the reality on the ground and attempted to fix the mess it has created.

(FreedomWire.org) – Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-Calif) has taken repeated aim at Gov. Ron DeSantis (D-Fla), calling him out because Americans are fleeing his state for a more freer, happier way of life in Florida. 

It turns out, Newsom’s in-laws are big fans of DeSantis’ as well. 

According to contribution records, Kenneth Siebel Jr. and Judith Siebel, the parents of Newsom’s wife, made a $5,000 donation to the Friends of Ron DeSantis PAC on April 6, 2022. 

The Siebel’s approval of the Republican may make this year’s holiday get-togethers a little awkward. 

Outkick founder Clay Travis pointed out the “humor” that Newsom’s own family likes the Florida governor, suggesting that the only thing Newsom can do is take everybody to the “French Laundry.” 

“I’m sure he’s humiliated because of how aggressive he’s come out against Ron DeSantis. There’s a possibility that this could be a presidential election in 2024 or 2028,” Travis said, adding that Newsom got everything wrong, and DeSantis got everything right. 

Siebel has a long history of donating to the Republican Party. His most recent contributions include Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) and Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark). 

Newsom was being mocked after it was revealed his family is starting to see through the lies, though Travis noted that the two may just not see eye to eye in the desired direction of the country. 

He believes that Newsom knows that DeSantis has become one of the most popular political figures in the country, making it difficult for the Democrat governor to come to terms with that. 

Back in July, Newsom released an ad slamming DeSantis claiming that Florida resident’s “freedom is under attack,” urging them to move to California where they still “believe in freedom.” 

DeSantis responded by touting the massive amount of California license plates he has seen in his state.

Mark Meuser, tweeted out an improved and more accurate commercial for Newsom.

(FreedomWire.org) – A top FBI agent based in Washington, D.C., reportedly resigned from his position last week after being accused of attempting to thwart a criminal investigation into Hunter Biden.

Timothy Thibault, an FBI assistant special agent in charge, was escorted out of the Washington field office by at least two “headquarters-looking types” last Friday, sources told the Washington Times on Monday.

Thibault had already been on leave since FBI director Christopher Wray revealed during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing earlier this month that he found the whistleblower claims against the agent and his colleague, FBI supervisory intelligence analyst Brian Auten, “deeply troubling.”

Republican senator Chuck Grassley wrote to Wray in July that he believed the pair had orchestrated a “scheme” to “undermine derogatory information connected to Hunter Biden by falsely suggesting it was disinformation.” The senator also alleged that Thibault had tried to shut down criminal probe pathways into the president’s son until at least one month before the November 2020 election.

“Thibault allegedly ordered the matter closed without providing a valid reason as required by FBI guidelines … [and] subsequently attempted to improperly mark the matter in FBI systems so that it could not be opened in the future,” Grassley said.

“In October 2020, an avenue of additional derogatory Hunter Biden reporting was ordered closed at the direction of ASAC Thibault… [when] all of the reporting was either verified or verifiable via criminal search warrants,” the senator added.

Some Republicans have insisted that Thibault may have been motivated by malicious political bias, pointing to his social-media history, including a retweet of a Lincoln Project message that called former president Trump a “psychologically broken, embittered and deeply unhappy man.”

In November 2020, the New York Post broke the Hunter Biden laptop story, unveiling emails related to his foreign business dealings, which included introducing his father, who was then serving as vice president, to his Chinese associates. The computer also contained footage of Hunter Biden doing drugs and having sex with prostitutes.

Last week, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg admitted on Joe Rogan’s podcast that Facebook suppressed stories about Hunter Biden’s laptop before the 2020 election after the FBI told the company they should look out for Russian “misinformation.”

The “distribution” of the bombshell report was limited on the social media platform for “five or seven” days when the laptop was still being authenticated, leading to a situation in which “fewer people saw it than would have otherwise,” he said. Zuckerberg said the FBI didn’t specifically ask Facebook to flag the Biden laptop story but suppressed it anyway after deciding it qualified as potential Russian propaganda.

(FreedomWire.org) – President Biden will deliver a prime-time address Thursday on the fight for democracy in America and “the continued battle for the soul of the nation,” a White House official said Monday, an address that is likely to confirm his growing rhetorical emphasis on the anti-democratic forces he sees as capturing much of the Republican Party.

Biden is scheduled to deliver the GOP-bashing speech outside the Independence National Historical Park in Philadelphia.

“He will make clear who is fighting for those rights, fighting for those freedoms, and fighting for our democracy,” the official said, adding that Biden will also tout what he sees as progress under his administration within the last two years.

The president’s visit to his native Pennsylvania for the prime-time speech will be his third visit to the battleground state in a week.

Biden, who has been ramping up travel ahead of November’s midterm elections, is set to make a speech on crime and gun safety in Wilkes-Barre on Tuesday. He will also attend a Labor Day parade in Pittsburgh next Monday.

His scheduled prime-time address will come exactly a week after he slammed MAGA philosophy as “semi-fascism” at a DNC rally in Maryland.

“We’re seeing now either the beginning or the death knell of an extreme MAGA agenda,” Biden told the crowd at a high school in Rockville.

“It’s not just Trump … It’s almost semi-fascism.”

Biden used the rally to urge Americans to turn out to the polls in November to fight off “extreme” Trump supporters.

The Republican National Committee criticized the president’s recent jabs at the GOP.

“Biden has pitted neighbors against each other, labeled half of Americans as fascist, and tarnished any idea of his promise of ‘unity.’ Families are left with a recession, high gas prices, and a nation on the wrong track,” RNC spokesperson Emma Vaughn said in a statement.

Thursday’s address, one of only a few Biden has given in prime time since entering the White House over a year and a half ago, is not being billed as a political speech. Additionally, the president may not repeat his stinging attacks on Trump and his legions of loyalists in the GOP.

However, the theme of working to protect the nation’s democracy and rule of law has been a common one for Biden dating back to the launch of his successful presidential campaign more than three years ago. He repeatedly noted that viewing the controversial and violent protests by White supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia in 2017 motivated him to make a third White House bid.

The president’s choice of Philadelphia as the setting for his address comes as no surprise. Biden, in May 2019, held the first major rally of his successful presidential campaign in the city, which is located halfway between his native Scranton, Pennsylvania and his longtime hometown of Wilmington, Delaware.

Pennsylvania, long a crucial general election swing state, is home this cycle to crucial gubernatorial, Senate, and House showdowns.

The visits come as Biden’s poll numbers continue to rebound after sinking deep into negative territory over the past year, fueled in part by rocketing gas prices and record inflation. With prices at the pump continuing to fall, inflation slightly easing, and with a slew of recent legislative successes, the president’s approval ratings — while still well underwater — have edged up over the past month and a half. 

(FreedomWire.org) – Left-leaning media figures on MSNBC, CNN, as well as number of Democrats, have attempted to defend and unpack President Biden’s comments in which he referred to “extreme MAGA” Republican philosophy as “semi-fascism.”

“What we’re seeing now is either the beginning or the death knell of an extreme MAGA philosophy,” Biden said during a Thursday Maryland fundraiser. “It’s not just Trump, it’s the entire philosophy that underpins the — I’m going to say something, it’s like semi-fascism.”

Several reporters and guests over the weekend attempted to decipher Biden’s statement, often clarifying that they did not believe it was a criticism of all, or even most Republicans. CNN national politics reporter Eva McKend said it seemed like Biden was attempting to “bring in” some Republicans to the fold with his words.

“It almost seemed like he was trying to call in some Republicans by delineating between MAGA Republicans and mainstream Republicans and try to bring them into the fold,” she said. 

CNN political commentator Errol Louis also provided his thoughts on Biden’s critique, arguing that despite being perhaps “harsher” than anticipated, it really just happened to be the “truth.”

“I think the president is laying out the terms of the debate in very stark terms. A little harsher than maybe some of us expected, but that happens to be the truth. It happens to be what’s at stake here,” Louis said.

The topic was also discussed at length on CNN Newsroom with Pamela Brown, in which the host asked CNN political commentator Maria Cardona if she felt that Biden’s “semi-fascist” comment aimed at millions of Americans was a mistake. 

“No, because the president actually didn’t call millions of Americans semi-fascists,” Cardona said. “He called the Republicans that are supporting the big lie that Joe Biden did not legitimately win the election—

“But that’s milli—that’s a lot of people,” Brown interjected. 

“But, why is that Pam?” Cardona replied. “It’s because Republican leaders from Donald Trump on down, to many that are in the Congress, many that are in the Senate, many that are on the ballot, many that are on the ballot going into the midterm elections who if elected would be in positions of power over elections and would overturn free and fair elections—that is fascism.”

The discusson continued on over at MSNBC, where “The Beat” host Ari Melber asked The Atlantic staff writer Mark Leibovich what he thought of Biden using “the f-word.”

“Well he said semi, so there was a modifier there,” Leibovich said. He added that Biden and his administration seemed much more “emboldened” to use that kind of language, and to discuss threats to democracy as an election issue heading into the midterms. 

MSNBC “Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough felt that Biden did not go far enough in his comments, and instead should have outright called MAGA Republicans fascists. 

“I must say actually, for the most extreme saying semi-fascist leads me only to the question—what’s semi about that?” Scarborough said. “It’s full-on fascism.”

Only NBC’s Peter Alexander and CNN’s Don Lemon appeared to push back on the Biden administration’s latest description for Trump-friendly Republicans. 

Alexander suggested Sunday that Biden’s comment likening Trump’s philosophy to “semi-fascism” undercut his pledge to be a unifier.

Alexander noted that Biden’s more aggressive tone as of late “fires up Democrats” and “juices up the base.”

“But it also does become problematic because, you know, this is a guy who said he wants to be a unifier,” Alexander added.

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre defended Biden’s remarks during Friday’s press briefing. When asked if Biden respects Americans who voted for President Donald Trump in 2020, Jean-Pierre replied that the president was “pretty clear” with his comments. 

“I think he was pretty clear, and he was very powerful last night. Look, what the president said last night was that when it comes to MAGA Republicans, when it comes to the extreme, ultra wing of Republicans, they are attacking democracy, right? They are attacking, taking away rights and freedoms,” Jean-Pierre said.

She later noted that, between threats of violence, and voting rights, historians would agree that Biden simply “called it what it is.”

She later clashed with CNN’s Lemon last week over why he used the terminology.

Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chair Jaime Harrison on Sunday said that Biden was being “consistent” when calling the MAGA philosophy linked to former President Trump “semi-fascism” despite Biden’s own past calls for lowering the temperature on harsh rhetoric.

Earlier this year, President Biden rolled out a catchphrase trying to negatively characterize the GOP as “ultra-MAGA, referring to Trump’s “Make America Great Again” slogan. 

(FreedomWire.org) – The U.S. Supreme Court gave Republican legislative leaders in North Carolina a win back in June in a fight over the state’s latest photo identification voting law.

In an 8-1 decision, the Supreme Court ended the three-year-plus dispute over the voter ID law and held that legislative leaders in North Carolina can intervene in the federal case to defend the law.

Now, the state supreme court voted 4-3 and agreed with a central argument the North Carolina NAACP made in its challenge to the constitutional amendments, keeping alive the case against voter ID.

“The supreme court’s Democratic majority wrote that proposed constitutional amendments aren’t automatically considered valid if they are proposed and put on the ballot by legislators elected from unlawful districts. The court’s three Republicans dissented,” Indy Week reported.

“The case will go back to the trial court for another hearing because the Democratic majority said there are still questions that need to be answered to determine whether the constitutional amendments stick. The case dates to 2018 when the legislature voted to put six proposed constitutional amendments on the ballot, including an amendment that required photo ID for in-person voting and an amendment reducing the state’s 10 percent cap on personal and corporate income taxes to 7 percent,” the outlet added.

Republican lawmakers say the state’s Democratic Attorney General John Stein is not properly defending the law from legal challenges brought by the NAACP and other groups who claim it violates the Constitution and the Voting Rights Act.

Last September, a North Carolina three-judge panel blocked the state’s photo voter ID law, ruling that it “was motivated at least in part by an unconstitutional intent to target African American voters.”

The law, S.B. 824, requires voters to present a photo ID in order to vote.

In a 2-1 ruling, two Wake County Superior Court judges held that the law violates the state’s constitution “because it was adopted with a discriminatory purpose.”

“North Carolina’s Voter ID law was enacted with the unconstitutional intent to discriminate against African American voters,” the majority wrote.

S.B. 824 required voters in North Carolina to present photo ID, including driver’s licenses, military IDs, and other forms of identification.

Judge Nathaniel Poovey dissented, claiming “not one scintilla of evidence was introduced during this trial that any legislator acted with racially discriminatory intent.”

Poovey said plaintiffs relied on the “past history of other lawmakers and used an extremely broad brush to paint the 2018 General Assembly with the same toxic paint. The majority opinion, in this case, attempts to weave together the speculations and conjectures that Plaintiffs put forward as circumstantial evidence of discriminatory intent behind Session Law 2018-144.”

Poovey noted that plaintiffs “failed to meet their initial burden” to prove the legislature “acted with a racially discriminatory intent.”

Earlier this month, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of counting undated mail-in ballots in a contested Pennsylvania local election.

The 6-3 ruling could create broader implications for close races in November’s crucial midterm elections.

“Over the objection of three justices, the Court restored a federal appeals court ruling that said disqualifying ballots received on time but lacking a handwritten date on the return envelope would violate federal voting rights,” ABC News reported. “Pennsylvania state law requires that voters include a date next to the signature, even though mail ballots are typically postmarked and dated again by election officials when they are received. The appeals court concluded the absence of the handwritten date was an immaterial error.”

“The Supreme Court did not elaborate on its decision to allow counting to proceed, and it is not binding precedent. But it does suggest that a majority of justices support the view that discarding ballots over small administrative errors or omissions would harm the franchise,” the report added.

In the dissent, conservative Justices Samuel Alito, Clarence Thomas, and Neil Gorsuch wrote they would have stayed the appeals court ruling in order to review the merits of the dispute, which he said “could well affect the outcome of the fall elections.”

Alito wrote that he believes the Third Circuit opinion is “very likely wrong.”

(FreedomWire.org) – Another busload of illegal migrants arrived New York City from Texas on Saturday, bringing the number of illegals shipped there to 1,500. 

According to Gov. Greg Abbott (R-TX) 96 illegal migrants were transported on two buses, in effort to bring attention to the thousands of migrants crossing the southern border daily at the hands of President Joe Biden’s bad policies. 

“Texas is filling the gaps left in Biden’s absence at our border… We’ve made over 19,000 arrests, seized over 335.5M lethal fentanyl doses, & sent over 7,400 migrants on buses to DC and over 1,500 to NYC. While Biden ignores the crisis, Texas steps up,” Abbott said in a tweet. 

Reports say that the illegal migrants are being housed in 14 hotels across the Big Apple because the city’s shelter system is overloaded. 

As part of Operation Lone Star, Abbott previously said he decided its time for the Biden administration to see the problem they created, and then walked away from. 

“President Biden’s continued refusal to acknowledge the crisis caused by his open border policies,” Abbott said, adding “the State of Texas has had to take unprecedented action to keep our communities safe.”

The Texas governor chose New York City and Washington D.C. as a destination for the illegals because both of the Democrat-run cities have said they would welcome the migrants with open arms, that is before they thought they would have to actually deal with the crisis themselves. 

“[They can] receive the abundance of city services and housing that Mayor Eric Adams has boasted about within the sanctuary city,” Abbott said earlier this month. 

He said he hopes the liberal mayors will follow through with their promises of welcoming all migrants with open arms so “that our overrun and overwhelmed border towns can find relief.”