Pittsburgh (KDKA)-Almost a week later, Republican candidates for the US Senate from Pennsylvania remain in the air.
Fifteen representatives of the Allegheny County Reinstatement Committee and the Dave McCormick and Mehmet Oz campaigns gathered in the election warehouse on Monday to review the interim ballot.
It’s a tough competition for Oz and McCormick, who outperforms McCormick by just over 1,000 votes. They hope that these countless ballots will help them win.
The county election chief, David Voye, said there are about 2,000 provisional ballots that representatives can accept and challenge.
“It’s pretty calm,” Voye said at noon. “We’ve passed about half of the provisional ballots, but I think they’re appealing to our decision for less than a dozen.”
Voye said he would hold a special meeting to consider the issues. Approved ballots will be processed and counted on Monday.
However, there are still 218 undated ballots, of which 42 are Republicans and 176 are Democrats.
“They are being pushed aside,” Voy said. “We are waiting for further guidance from the State Department on how to handle them.”
This happens after a federal court ruling on Friday decides that the 2021 election should count ballots without dates.
Currently, McCormick’s campaign is promoting the counting of dateless votes in this election. A spokesperson for his campaign said the ballot was technically dated because it was still post-marked at the time of submission.
She also said in a statement:
“We need to count all Republican primaries … It’s shocking and disappointing that Mehmet Oz is advocating abandoning the Republican primaries.”
Oz’s campaign, on the other hand, opposes McCormick’s demands. The campaign manager wrote in a statement quote:
“The McCormick Legal Team follows the Democratic playbook, a tactic that can have long-term detrimental consequences for elections.”
Voye said he would submit preliminary results by Tuesday evening.
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