In the end, the Supreme Court justices decided not to accept any of Donald Trump’s baseless claims about the 2020 election, but one justice, Clarence Thomas, stood out for emphasising ballot fraud in sympathy with those who refused to accept the results. The justices on the Supreme Court were divided over the issues surrounding the 2020 election.
The presidential election controversy is roiling the Supreme Court once more as the House select committee investigating the January 6, 2021, attack on the United States Capitol continues to obtain communications between Thomas’ wife, Virginia “Ginni” Thomas, and Trump supporters who were attempting to overturn Joe Biden’s victory and were part of activities leading up to the January 6 rampage. Now, the committee has requested that Ginni Thomas talk about the attempts she has been making to change the results of the election.
Ginni Thomas, who has been active in the conservative movement for a long time, has stated in the past that her job and her husband’s activity are two independent entities.
Ginni Thomas stated in an interview earlier this year with The Free Beacon that she is “very happy to remain out of that lane.” “The legal lane is my husband’s — I never particularly enjoyed reading briefs and judicial opinions anyhow, and I am quite happy to stay out of that lane,” Ginni Thomas said. We do not discuss cases until after opinions have been made public, and even after that, our conversations about them have always been very generic and restricted to information that is already available to the public.
Their acts, on the other hand, proceeded in parallel tracks about the election in 2020, and the most recent discoveries further involve the Supreme Court in political matters.
The developments come at an exceptionally trying time for the justices to make their decisions. They are in the latter weeks of the most significant and contentious session in decades, which has been going on for decades. They have been forced to take refuge behind a fence that is 8 feet high and concrete blocks as a result of protests and threats brought on by the disclosure of an unfinished draught of a decision that has the potential to overturn Roe v. Wade.
The Supreme Court seems to be on the verge of overturning a decision that was issued in 1973 that made abortion legal across the country, which would be a significant step backward for women’s rights. On May 3, the day after Politico published the early copy, Chief Justice John Roberts initiated an investigation, but it does not appear that the source of the leak has been located in the past six weeks.
The atmosphere of suspicion that has been generated by the investigation into the leak is contributing to the escalation of tensions regarding the content of the final cases that will be heard during this session. These cases include ones on the rights guaranteed by the Second Amendment as well as gun control. (There are approximately 18 instances that need to be resolved by the end of the month; the next rulings will be announced on Tuesday and Thursday, which, curiously, are also the days of the next two committee hearings in the House on January 6).
The increasing focus on possible conflicts of interest involving Justice Thomas, a leader on the right side who is in a position to have a substantial impact on cases, just adds to the personal stresses and the public realities of a Supreme Court that is politicised.
The Honorable Clarence Thomas has declined to comment on any inquiries relating to the actions of his wife or any potential conflicts of interest. Ginni Thomas, for her part, was quoted as saying to The Daily Caller on Thursday on the committee that met on January 6 that “I can’t wait to clear up misconceptions. I am looking forward to having a conversation with them.”
Ginni Thomas had previously stated that although she went to the rally that Donald Trump held on January 6, 2021, she did not participate in the march to the Capitol with the other demonstrators. Five individuals were killed and hundreds more were injured as a result of the attack carried out by those who broke into the Capitol.
The January 6 committee is in possession of email correspondence between Ginni Thomas and the conservative attorney John Eastman, who served as a law clerk for Justice Thomas before going on to become a significant legal adviser for Trump in 2020. After a federal court decided that Eastman’s correspondence was relevant to the committee’s work, one of the committee’s sources informed CNN that the emails were among the messages that were disclosed to the committee.
CNN learned in March that the committee obtained texts from Thomas to Meadows, which showed Ginni Thomas pleading with Meadows to seek to reverse the election results. Meadows was serving at the time as chief of staff for President Trump’s White House. She stated this in a text message that she sent to Mark on November 10, 2020, saying, “Help This Great President stay firm!!!… You are the leader, with him, who is fighting for America’s constitutional governance at the precipice.” The vast majority of people are aware that Biden and the left are trying the biggest theft in our country’s history.
“By not acting, we are inviting additional misunderstanding and the further erosion of voter faith.”
In the cases that were brought before the Supreme Court in the lead up to and in the aftermath of the 2020 election, Justice Thomas was open to hearing hypotheses that were favoured by President Trump.
Along with three other conservative colleagues, Thomas has voiced support for a doctrine that would permit a state legislature to award a state’s electors based on its own determinations, even if this went against the will of the state’s populace as expressed in a popular vote. This doctrine would be known as “accountability for electoral outcomes.” (This perspective held by a minority of the court could have given Republican legislatures in swing states like Pennsylvania and Wisconsin the ability to go against the will of the voters.)
In addition, in February of 2021, Thomas issued a dissenting opinion in which he stressed election fraud and expressed some support for those who are challenging Joe Biden’s election victory. This dissent was joined by no other justices. It stood out as particularly vocal in its opposition to the use of mail-in ballots.