White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said during a press conference Monday that President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign had identified “inequalities” in Pennsylvania’s election process and had filed a federal lawsuit.
Mail-in votes are still tabulated in Pennsylvania. The Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden was supposed to be the winner in Pennsylvania, so he received the 20 votes of the state. These votes were enough to give him more than 270 votes, the number necessary to become president.
According to McEnany, some counties in Pennsylvania had opened satellite offices for “early voting through the back door,” allowed a pre-voting process, and allowed some voters to correct erroneous ballots, a process known as “healing,” while other counties did not. McEnany claimed that these practices were signs that the electoral process in Pennsylvania “created inequalities depending on where citizens lived and where they voted in the state.
“What Pennsylvania has done is a case study of how to tip the scales of an election to functionally favor the Democratic Party,” McEnany said. “This has happened nationwide.”
“They took a global pandemic and turned it into a nationwide election epidemic,” McEnany added. “They have taken what they call a ‘natural disaster’ and turned it into a national disaster,” McEnany added.
Washington Newsday turned to the Pennsylvania State Department for comment.
Trump’s campaign filed suit on Monday against Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar and the electoral boards in 7 counties of Pennsylvania. Trump’s re-election campaign general counsel, Matt Morgan, said during Monday’s press conference that the suit was filed because Democrats were given more leeway during the election.
“If you were a Democrat in Philadelphia, you were allowed to work outside of the restrictions to fix defective ballots, sometimes called the ‘cure,'” Morgan explained, “but if you were in Republican precincts in the state of Pennsylvania, you were not allowed to do so because they were strictly adhering to Pennsylvania law.
Fox News cut short Monday’s press conference, when it was broadcast live, by claiming that McEnany’s statements were unfounded. “Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa,” said Fox News anchor Neil Cavuto. “I think we just need to make it very clear that she claims that the other side welcomes fraud and illegal voting.
“Unless she has more details to substantiate this claim, I can’t continue to show you this in good faith,” continued Cavuto.
Trump’s campaign claimed that some postal ballots were counted in some states with a battlefield character, even though they were not received until after election day. During a press conference on Thursday, Trump claimed that Pennsylvania was part of a “corrupt democratic machinery.
“Partisan Democrats have allowed ballots to be received in the state three days after the election, and we think that much more than that is possible,” Trump said. “And they count the ballots even without a postmark or any form of identification.
Many observers considered Trump’s accusations of election fraud to be unfounded. Although Biden put together a presidential transition team, Trump did not grant Biden the election.