The Trump campaign won a legal case in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania after a Commonwealth Court judge ordered that all candidates, their representatives, and poll watchers must be allowed to observe the ballot counting process within a distance of six feet.
President Donald Trump and his campaign called the Commonwealth Court’s decision a “big legal win” in Pennsylvania, a critical battleground state with 20 Electoral College votes. The president needs to win the state to win the presidency. He is still ahead by more than 42,000 votes against his opponent, former Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday around 9:45 p.m.
Big legal win in Pennsylvania!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 5, 2020
In his ruling on Thursday morning, Commonwealth Court Judge Fizzano Cannon overturned a Philadelphia judge’s decision that rejected the Trump campaign’s complaint alleging that they weren’t given enough access to observe the ballot counting.
Judge Cannon ordered the lower court judge to issue a new ruling allowing all candidates and their representatives to “observe all aspects of the canvassing process.”