A Constitutional Republic

It seems to me that the real question in this election which really needs to be determined is, can state governors and secretaries of state, along with state supreme courts, usurp the role of the state legislature as accorded to the state legislatures by the U. S. Constitution in a federal election? The U. S. Supreme Court has ruled that state governor’s pandemic lockdown rules do not over-ride the 1st amendment guarantee of freedom of religion to worship.

The Supreme Court placed religious freedom before pandemic precautions, in a judgment about rules in New York that severely restricted gatherings at houses of worship in areas affected by COVID-19.

The court ruled 5-4 that Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s limits on churches, synagogues and other houses of worship to 10 or 25 worshipers violated the First Amendment’s Free Exercise Clause.

If state mandated covid crisis rules don’t over-ride the First Amendment’s free exercise clause can state governors and secretaries of state, along with state supreme courts have legally acted in place of state legislatures to change state election laws due to the “covid pandemic” in violation of U. S. Constitutional mandated lines of authority for federal elections.

Will the U. S. Supreme Court declare those actions unconstitional?

Hopefully that question will be decided today. And it is my hope that the Constitutional mandated lines of authority for federal elections will be upheld just as the First Amendment’s Free Exercise Clause was upheld.

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