According to POLITICO, the Pennsylvania’s too-close-to-call GOP Senate race is being rocked by an obscure court case involving mail ballots.
In a letter first obtained by POLITICO, David McCormick’s campaign wrote to the state’s counties Friday and argued that they should count mail-in and absentee ballots that were submitted without dates on their envelopes.
The McCormick team cited a judgment from a three-judge panel on the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals that had been issued just hours earlier on Friday. It found that hundreds of undated mail-in and absentee ballots that were received on time but were undated should be tallied in a 2021 county judgeship election.
Election officials should know by Tuesday if there will be a recount.
As of Saturday afternoon, Oz is ahead of McCormick by 0.1 percentage points or 1,100 votes. However, McCormick is outperforming Oz in mail-in and absentee votes.
A statement made by Oz’s campaign manager, Casey Contres, said, “the McCormick legal team is following the Democrats’ playbook” and it “will oppose the McCormick legal team’s request that election boards ignore both Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court and state election law and accept legally rejected ballots.”
— Dr. Mehmet Oz (@DrOz) May 21, 2022
Facts show that the counting of valid absentee ballots is very likely to put @DaveMcCormickPA on top in the PA Senate race. This is great news for Pennsylvania and for America. pic.twitter.com/j1Ub4aVmck
— Mike Pompeo (@mikepompeo) May 19, 2022
The squabbling is already underway in the #PASen GOP primary between Oz and McCormick over how to deal with a federal court ruling that could add new ballots to the pool. A lot of posturing ahead of any actual guidance. New from @hollyotterbein and me https://t.co/qDU3XlL7QE
— Zach Montellaro (@ZachMontellaro) May 21, 2022
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