Because well let’s face it —- she probably doesn’t want to ruin her Supreme Court career before it has even began. According to MSNBC, Justice Barrett confirmed Tuesday night that in fact she has recused herself from a PA voting case on whether or not late ballots can be accepted up to 6 November.
It remains uncertain if she will also recuse herself from any cases brought forth to potentially challenge the election result.
The recusal is a blow to Republicans who were hoping for the sealed conservative majority to take their vote and run with it. Justice Alito ultimately reportedly wrote for three justices, and, decided that the decision can’t be made at such a late date in the race but may be made at a later time.