Pennsylvania Supreme Court docket dismisses GOP attraction to rely undated ballots

David McCormick, a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania, middle, takes half in a main night time election gathering in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, Could 17, 2022. (G3 Field Information Picture/Keith Srakocic) Keith Srakocic/G3 Field Information

Pennsylvania Supreme Court docket dismisses GOP attraction to rely undated ballots

Asher Notheis

June 11, 02:46 PM June 11, 02:46 PM

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The Pennsylvania Supreme Court docket dismissed a Republican’s attraction to rely undated ballots within the state’s Senate main race.

The court docket rejected Pennsylvania Senate candidate David McCormick’s lawsuit in opposition to Pennsylvania election officers arguing that the undated mail-in ballots ought to be counted in his main race in opposition to Dr. Mehmet Oz, which means the disputed ballots is not going to be counted. The court docket additionally denied a Republican movement to vacate a decrease court docket resolution made on June 2 denying McCormick’s utility with out prejudice.

On Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court docket declined to dam a decrease court docket resolution that allowed the counting of undated ballots in a 2021 Pennsylvania judicial election. David Ritter, a Republican state judicial candidate in Lehigh County, pointed to an obscure legislation to argue that the undated ballots shouldn’t be counted in his race, and Oz filed a “good friend of the court docket” temporary supporting Ritter’s claims.


The first election between McCormick and Oz on Could 17 was initially deemed too near name, with each candidates inside just a few share factors of one another. McCormick conceded the race on June 3.

A recount within the main race affirmed that Oz gained the social gathering’s nomination by 951 votes. The state’s inhabitants is over 12.96 million, in keeping with the 2020 census.

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McCormick has not responded to the Washington Examiner’s request for remark.

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