The campaign of Senator McCormick in Pennsylvania is looking for an edge as the battle for that state’s Senate moves closer to a runoff.
Because Mehmet Oz is currently in the lead in the Pennsylvania Senate primary over David McCormick by a fraction of a percent at most, the Republican National Committee has decided to step in and put a halt to McCormick’s lawsuit to compel the counting of absentee ballots.
On Monday night, a senior official with the Republican National Committee (RNC) confirmed the rumors of the involvement, noting that the move “did not represent support for Oz or opposition to McCormick but rather an effort to ensure election integrity.”
Because election laws are supposed to be obeyed and changing regulations while ballots are already being tallied poses a threat to the integrity of our elections, RNC Chief Counsel Matt Raymer announced in a statement that the Republican National Committee (RNC) is intervening with the Pennsylvania GOP in this litigation. The Republican National Committee (RNC) will be working alongside the Pennsylvania GOP.
In Raymer’s opinion, “any of Pennsylvania’s leading Republican Senate candidates would better represent the Keystone State than a Democrat,” but Pennsylvania law is clear that undated absentee ballots may not be considered. RNC’s “ironclad commitment to ensuring the highest standards of transparency and security are kept throughout the election process” is exemplified by this decision.