NEW YORK, November 18. /TASS/. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has rejected a lawsuit filed by US President Donald Trump’s campaign, which said that election observers had been denied proper access to closely watch ballot counting in Philadelphia.
The court ruled 5-2 that observers were able to see that members of the Philadelphia County Board of Elections were performing their duties under the Election Code.
"We conclude the Board did not act contrary to law in fashioning its regulations governing the positioning of candidate representatives during the pre-canvassing and canvassing process, as the Election Code does not specify minimum distance parameters for the location of such representatives. Critically, we find the Board’s regulations as applied herein were reasonable in that they allowed candidate representatives to observe the Board conducting its activities as prescribed under the Election Code," the court pointed out.
On November 3, American citizens headed to the polls to elect 435 representatives to the House, 35 senators out of 100 to the Senate, and the President and Vice President of the United States. In addition, voters decided on 13 US state and territorial governorships, and numerous other local elections were held. The November race for the White House pit Democratic contender Joe Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris against incumbent US President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence of the Republican Party. Though the vote count is still underway, major US media outlets project that the Democratic contender has presumptively won the presidential election. Both Fox News and Associated Press have put Biden over the top, beyond the needed 270 vote threshold. Trump is challenging the current outcome, claiming irregularities in the ballot processing in key swing states, and has filed lawsuits to fight his case in court.