Judge Christine Fizzano Cannon reversed a lower court decision and has granted the Trump campaign’s request to observe up close Philadelphia poll workers as they process the remaining mail-in ballots.
The previous ruling concluded that “all candidates, watchers, or candidate representatives be permitted to be present for the canvassing process … and be permitted to observe all aspects of the canvassing process within 6 feet, while adhering to all COVID-19 protocols, including, wearing masks and maintaining social distancing.”
Trump campaign officials called it a “massive” win “for every person who has casted a legal ballot in the state of Pennsylvania.”
Biden spokesman Bill Russo said “Massive victory? No. We don’t care if your observers are 18 feet away or 15 feet away or 6 feet away — as long as election officials can do their jobs.”
According to GMA “The ruling appears to resolve, at least for the moment, one of several legal actions the Trump campaign has filed in Pennsylvania, where Trump and Biden appeared to be in a very close race. The Trump team argued that designated campaign observers were being forced to stand too far back as poll workers processed mail-in ballots.”