The Republican National Convention (RNC) is siding with Dr. Mehmet Oz over his opponent, David McCormick as the Pennsylvania Senate primary heads to a recount.
The Daily Caller reports:
“The RNC is intervening in this lawsuit alongside the Pennsylvania GOP because election laws are meant to be followed, and changing the rules when ballots are already being counted harms the integrity of our elections,” Raymer said in a statement to Insider. “Either of Pennsylvania’s leading Republican Senate candidates would represent the Keystone State better than a Democrat, but Pennsylvania law is clear that undated absentee ballots may not be counted.”
McCormick’s lawsuit alleges that Pennsylvania’s county election boards are “disenfranchising” voters. The case — which follows a Friday federal court decision declaring that undated ballots in a 2021 Pennsylvania county judgeship election must be counted — therefore demands that the election boards count ballots “that were returned on time but that lack a handwritten date on the exterior mailing envelope.”
Meanwhile, the Oz campaign argued that McCormick is “following the Democrats’ playbook” and eroding voters’ confidence in election integrity. “It is a clear contrast between Dr. Mehmet Oz’s efforts to secure America’s democratic process and John Fetterman, the Democratic nominee, who doesn’t even want to require Pennsylvanians to show ID to vote,” Oz campaign manager Casey Contres said.
Oz currently has 419,365 votes, while McCormick has 418,463. Conservative commentator Kathy Barnette — whose campaign surged in the race’s final days — earned 331,398 votes.
In any case, Republicans in Pennsylvania will not identify their nominee for at least another two weeks.