President Trump and his team of lawyers have been relentless in their pursuit of uncovering election irregularities and outright fraud in several must-win states where Trump was winning by wide margins and suddenly in the wee hours of the morning, Biden overtook his lead in densely populated Democratic-run cities.
Yesterday, in an insane decision, the PA Supreme Court ruled that the Philadelphia Board of Elections acted within its authority in regulating the positioning of election observers, striking another blow to the Trump campaign’s post-election legal challenges.
Fox News– The campaign had complained that the city’s original distancing prevented them from meaningfully monitoring the counting process.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s majority opinion, written by Justice Debra Todd, however, ruled that the election code grants counties discretion on the issue.
“[W]e conclude the Board did not act contrary to law in fashioning its regulations governing the positioning of candidate representatives during the pre-canvassing and canvassing process, as the Election Code does not specify minimum distance parameters for the location of such representatives,” the 5-2 decision read.
This photo shows poll challengers in Pennsylvania who are forced to use binoculars to oversee the processing of absentee ballots by election workers
Today, the Trump campaign finally got a win in the state of Pennsylvania…
Epoch Times– The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to take up cases in which the Trump campaign is challenging over 8,300 votes cast in the 2020 presidential election.
In an unsigned order (pdf), the state’s top court granted a request by the Philadelphia County Board of Elections asking the justices to take over the cases that have been appealed to the Commonwealth Court, a Pennsylvania appellate court.
The Trump campaign had appealed the cases after a trial judge denied five petitions requesting a review of the county’s board of elections decision to count votes that appear to have errors or irregularities because voters did not print their name or their address in the space provided on the outer envelope.
The trial court said that the ballot already contains the voter’s name and address on the pre-printed exterior envelope and that neither filling out the printed name and address sections are “requirements necessary to prevent fraud.”
“The envelope provided to the elector from the secretary of state of the commonwealth contains a direction in the form of a checklist on the back of the envelope that directs the elector to sign the declaration but makes no mention of filling out the date or other information,” the orders state.
After the campaign appealed the cases, the Philadelphia County Board of Elections asked the state Supreme Court to “exercise extraordinary jurisdiction” because the campaign’s challenge would not only impact the rights of only 8,329 Philadelphia voters but voters throughout the state in this and future elections. It also argued that without urgent relief, it would threaten the election officials’ ability to meet reporting and certification deadlines.