The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled 5-2 that a Trump campaign ballot observer in Philadelphia had no right to stand at any particular distance from workers, and ruled that counties could decide where poll watchers stand.
Per CNN “the state high court’s ruling overturns an earlier decision that the Trump campaign had called a major win, even while it affected no actual votes in Pennsylvania. But that small win has propelled the Trump campaign in recent days to argue that vote counts across the state have been unfair and prompted them to push suspicions of fraud.”
According to Mark Joseph Stern “The decision was 5–2 because two justices wouldn’t have even decided the case, preferring to rule that it is moot. The principal dissent also explicitly says that throwing out valid ballots would not be an appropriate remedy anyway. ”
The decision was 5–2 because two justices wouldn't have even decided the case, preferring to rule that it is moot. The principal dissent also explicitly says that throwing out valid ballots would not be an appropriate remedy anyway. This is a total loss for the Trump campaign. https://t.co/BYJ1xThkxQ
— Mark Joseph Stern (@mjs_DC) November 17, 2020
NEWS: In a ruling likely to undercut the Trump’s campaign case in federal court, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has rejected the campaign’s claim that Philadelphia violated state election law in the way it handled observers at a ballot counting center, @PeteWilliamsNBC reports.
— Geoff Bennett (@GeoffRBennett) November 17, 2020