The Trump campaign has announced they are appealing after the Philadelphia County Board of Elections denied its objection to the counting of thousands of ballots that the campaign said should have been rejected under state law. The campaign pointed to over 8,000 ballots that were incomplete. Reasons for incomplete ballots could be for missing information such as printed names, dates, or addresses. After officials conducted a secondary review, the Trump campaign claims that improperly counted ballots were missing information required:
“There is no authority in the Pennsylvania Election Code for a ‘secondary review’ of absentee and mail-in ballots after those ballots are rejected during the canvass.”
Kayleigh McEnany spoke out about the illegal voting claims on Twitter and on Fox & Friends this morning:
“NEW sworn affidavits filed under penalty of perjury will be filed today in Pennsylvania alleging election irregularities.”
— Team Trump (@TeamTrump) November 12, 2020
The Pennsylvania Senate Republican State Government Committee said it would also be conducting a review of the election results:
“The votes in Pennsylvania are still being counted and the election has not been certified. As the process for finalizing election results continues in Pennsylvania, the Senate State Government Committee will immediately undertake a thorough review of the state’s election in order to instill confidence in the results,” Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati, Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman, and Senate State Government Committee chair John DiSanto said in a joint statement. “We will continue our fight to uphold Pennsylvania law and the Constitution to ensure that faith in our election system is restored.”
The Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas will be holding a hearing on all of the appeals filed by the Trump campaign on Friday at 10 a.m. ET.