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Via TTN:

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.

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ReagansBlades
ReagansBlades
6 months ago

If OZ wins he better not let us down. We will be watching you very very closely.

Last edited 6 months ago by ReagansBlades
D2U
D2U
6 months ago

This is why I will not donate to the party and instead only to individuals running . Once again the RNC supports a RINO in the potential order of Cheney, Romney, etc. An individual who not long ago was against the very things he now says he is for to deceive conservative voters. Both sad and immoral due to Oz’s deception and flip-flopping.

Jawad
Jawad
6 months ago

If so, we hope that Dr. Mehmet Öz is his own man. Let us all hope and pray this is not a victory for Erdoǧan.

Captnguido
Captnguido
6 months ago

First off, I thought there was only a couple hundred or so mail ins without dates. Second, what difference does it make if it’s not dated on the outer envelope but the ballot inside is a correct ballot for the election that’s signed and can be verified? Either way, it’s not enough votes to make up the difference of Oz’s lead. This crap that drags on and on is very frustrating to us who want to know who won the primary!

George
George
6 months ago
Reply to  Captnguido

It’s the law that the envelope must be dated. Once you break the law it’s no longer a law. Why have laws if we don’t follow them.

Noe Rodriguez
Noe Rodriguez
6 months ago

In this case I am in favor of the recount. It’s like writing a check. The date that is written on it is the day you can cash it or after. But not the day before. If the ballot was signed in time and is sent out through mail, the date that they received it does not matter. That is why mail in ballots are not trusting.