Pennsylvania Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf said that the more than 1 million ballots in the mail that have yet to be counted would be counted before Pennsylvania certifies a winner in this year’s presidential race.
Through the social network Twitter, the governor who has publicly shown his support for Democratic candidate Joe Biden, wrote, “We still have over 1 million mail ballots to count in Pennsylvania (…) I promised Pennsylvanians that we would count every vote and that’s what we’re going to do.”
Wolf’s message was released shortly after President Donald Trump, who currently leads Pennsylvania’s voting statistics, denounced the irregularities that were occurring in Pennsylvania as well as other states.
“We were getting ready to win this election. Frankly, we did win this election,” Trump said in a speech at the White House in which he also emphasized the need to ensure the integrity of the vote, according to Breitbart News.
Conservative commentator Wendy Bell denounced on nov. 2, that the administration of Pennsylvania’s Democratic governor is trying to “silence the voters” by ordering people who were exposed to the CCP Virus (COVID-19), to stay home.
Through a Facebook posting, Bell questioned the state’s Department of Health for sending a letter to thousands of voters informing them that they “must remain quarantined and not vote in person on Election Day,” a move that promotes absentee voting and threatens arrests for those who choose to vote in person, according to The Washington Times.
The Times indicated that Pennsylvania state law allows a voter who begins a quarantine as a result of a positive virus test to apply for the emergency absentee voting option.
For the same reason, Bell denounced the Pennsylvania Department of Health is pressuring individuals to abstain from voting in person supported by the protocols to avoid contagion, however, many of the voters who support President Trump prefer to vote in person.
President Trump recently criticized a Supreme Court ruling on the extension of the deadline for counting mail ballots, calling the decision “very dangerous.”
“The Supreme Court decision on voting in Pennsylvania is a VERY dangerous one,” the president wrote on Twitter. He added that it “will allow rampant and unchecked cheating and will undermine our entire system of laws.”
President Trump argued that extending the vote count by three days after Nov. 3 means cheating, according to The Hill.
That’s why he has urged proper use of the law, assuring that action will be taken to have the Supreme Court stop the vote.
We don’t want them to find any ballots at four o’clock in the morning and add them to the list,” the president said.
On Nov. 2, while participating in a rally in Scranton, Pennsylvania, President Trump said he would go to his lawyers to take legal action against the votes counted after Election Day.
As Breitbart News noted, while President Trump has a favorable electoral position in the state of Pennsylvania, it is unclear whether he will continue in that position. It is also unclear under what conditions he will end up considering the pending count of absentee and mail ballots.