The High Court does not hear the pandemic proxy voting controversy


Washington (AP) —The Supreme Court has dismissed an objection from Republican leader Kevin McCarthy against a Democratic representative who was placed in response to a coronavirus pandemic.

McCarthy sought a declaration that proxy voting, an absent representative empowering attendees to vote, was unconstitutional. As is often the case, the High Court said nothing about dismissing Monday’s objection.

Congressman Voting by proxy for the first time in May 2020 Following the change in house rules. This change was aimed at balancing working from home in the event of a coronavirus outbreak with respecting the constitutional “attendance” and voting requirements.

The House of Representatives agreed that the proceedings should be dismissed as each House of Parliament can set its own voting rules.