White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Thursday made new claims that the Pennsylvania voting process was biased and unfair.
President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign has filed lawsuits in several states alleging that votes were miscounted in the November presidential election. Some postal ballots in contested states, such as Pennsylvania, have yet to be fully tabulated.
On Saturday, Associated Press believed president-elect Joe Biden had won the Pennsylvania presidential election and received the 20 votes of that state. During an appearance on Sean Hannity’s show on Fox News, McEnany claimed that there are separate electoral processes in Pennsylvania counties depending on their political leanings.
“In this country, voting is a fundamental right, and that means there must be uniform standards throughout the state of Pennsylvania,” McEnany said. “But what we have seen here, and we have the evidence to prove it, is this: There was a system for Democratic counties. There was another system for Republican counties.”
“You had the courts in Pennsylvania that said there was no way to correct your postal vote in advance except, as we have now discovered, in 7 Democratic wards,” McEnany continued.
McEnany said the campaign had collected affidavits, e-mails and text messages that allegedly proved that voters in Democratic counties had been asked to correct insufficient ballots. In contrast, some voters in Republican counties had their ballots cancelled. These voters in Republican wards were allegedly not informed of their vote until after the election.
“This is a violation of equal rights protection,” McEnany said.
Washington Newsday turned to the Pennsylvania Secretary of State’s office for comment.
McEnany also claimed that some ballots, which lacked the required information, signatures and addresses, were counted by some Democratic districts but not in some Republican wards. “This would potentially represent tens of thousands of ballots that were not counted properly,” McEnany said, “and we need to investigate that.
In a November speech, Trump claimed that there were irregularities in the counting of ballots in war zones, including Pennsylvania. “The officials overseeing the count in Pennsylvania and other key states are all part of a corrupt democratic machinery,” Trump said.
Trump’s allegations that the Democratic Party tried to “steal” his election by manipulating postal ballots have been criticized as unfounded.
The final votes have not yet been tabulated in Pennsylvania. According to the Associated Press, Biden holds 49.8 percent of the Pennsylvania vote, while Trump is ahead with 49 percent of the vote in 99 percent of precincts. On Saturday, the Associated Press predicted that Biden would be the next president after it determined that counting the remaining Pennsylvania ballots would not be enough for Trump to win.