Trump Campaign Advisers Corey Lewandowski & Pam Bondi Protest Vote Counting In Philadelphia
The Trump campaign has received a court order granting its officials access to observe vote counting operations in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, which, according to Trump campaign adviser Corey Lewandowski and former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, is not being observed.
Democrats counter that the Trump campaign is merely trying to stop counting votes ina part of the state where the president is losing handily.
“What is going on in this city?” Lewandowski asked the audience during the press release. “What are you hiding? Open up the doors, let us in, let us six feet away so that we can have a free and fair election. Whether you voted for Donald Trump or you voted for Joe Biden, everybody has a right to witness what is transpiring here. This makes it look like a kangaroo court. We deserve better.”
On Thursday morning, Commonwealth Court Judge Christine Fizzano Cannon (R) reduced the distance from which vote counting can be watched from 25 feet to 6 feet. She said the Trump campaign would 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.”
Cannon’s ruling reversed a previous ruling on the matter that had been made by a lower court, and the issue is reportedly being escalated to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.