We told you last night that the Pennsylvania GOP put out a statement condemning David McCormick’s lawsuit to count mail-in ballots there were undated in his effort to try and catch up to Dr. Oz.
Well now the RNC is stepping in and intervening in the lawsuit to fight against McCormick for the very same reason, saying that election laws must be followed:
NY POST – The Republican National Committee is intervening against the David McCormick campaign’s lawsuit attempting to force the counting of undated absentee ballots in Pennsylvania’s Senate primary, as his opponent, celebrity heart surgeon Dr. Mehmet Oz, leads by a tiny fraction of a percent.
An RNC official confirmed reports about the intervention to Fox News Digital Monday night, insisting that the move does not signal support for Oz or opposition to McCormick but rather an attempt to preserve election integrity.
“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,” RNC Chief Counsel Matt Raymer said in a statement.
“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,” Raymer added. “This is another example of the RNC’s ironclad commitment to ensuring that the highest standards of transparency and security are upheld throughout the election process.”
McCormick’s campaign filed the lawsuit in a Pennsylvania court after-hours on Monday, aiming to ensure that counties obey a federal appeals court decision asking the state’s Commonwealth Court to require counties to promptly count mail-in ballots that lack the required handwritten date on the return envelope.
The campaign’s lawsuit relies on a Friday ruling from the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which ruled that the state election law’s requirement of a date next to the voter’s signature on the outside of return envelopes was “immaterial.”
Immaterial? When it comes to elections, dates matter immensely in order to help prevent election fraud, as we all well know.
Dr. Oz tweeted about this yesterday afternoon, saying that McCormick is following the playbook of Democrats:
— Dr. Mehmet Oz (@DrOz) May 21, 2022
He’s absolutely right. And to that point, the New York Post includes this from scumbag Democrat lawyer Marc Elias…
Democratic lawyer Marc Elias, who represented the Hillary Clinton campaign in 2016 and who pushed a multi-state challenge against voter identification laws, appeared to champion McCormick’s cause.
“My team was literally working on this same lawsuit for the November election,” Elias said on Twitter.
When you’ve got Hillary Clinton’s lawyer on your side that should tell you everything…