In a video posted by far-left group “Indivisible,” failed Presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warned viewers of a far-right “extremist” plot to “steal” the upcoming general election.
She said she’s “here to highlight something that is keeping me up at night. And, I now this group really understands what I’m about to say.” She went on to say, “Right-wing extremists already have a plan to literally steal the next Presidential election. And, they’re not making a secret of it.”
*taps microphone* And now an important message from Secretary @HillaryClinton!
We’re all focused on winning the midterms and defending our congressional majorities. That’s critical. But we also must take the fight to MAGA Republicans at the state level: https://t.co/3JDygMc5T2 pic.twitter.com/HPNSvnqZsK
— Indivisible Guide (@IndivisibleTeam) October 21, 2022
To bring clarity to her conspiracy-theory video, there is a case expected to be brought before the Supreme Court. This case, Moore v. Harper, could prohibit state Supreme Courts from overruling election laws and regulations set by state legislatures. If this were to happen, elected state representatives (not appointed judges) would not be able to determine the election laws that govern their state.
According to the SCOTUS blog, the issue at-hand for Moore v. Harper is “Whether a state’s judicial branch may nullify the regulations governing the “Manner of holding Elections for Senators and Representatives … prescribed … by the Legislature thereof,” and replace them with regulations of the state courts’ own devising, based on vague state constitutional provisions purportedly vesting the state judiciary with power to prescribe whatever rules it deems appropriate to ensure a “fair” or “free” election.”
Democrats used the power of state courts to combat large numbers of legislative challenges to the 2020 general election. As a result, courts acted as a type of super-legislative body and blocked efforts to scrutinize election results, voting methods and mail in ballots.
This is the “plan” Hillary was talking about. She wants to keep decisions regarding election laws out of the hands to elected lawmakers. Instead, she is calling on her supporters to fight for the right of appointed judges to enact laws they see fit.