Saturday’s call by an array of mainstream media outlets that Democratic nominee Joe Biden had won the 2020 presidential race came after days of challenges brought forward by the re-election campaign of President Donald Trump.
Through one court ruling out of Pennsylvania on Thursday, the campaign received a notable victory in its argument that some of the state’s late absentee ballots should not be counted, as reported by the Daily Caller.
“A high risk of jeopardizing the integrity”
The ruling centered around a group of ballots without the requisite proof of voter identification.
Forbes went on to note that the Trump campaign lawsuit came after Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar extended a deadline for voters to fix ID issues by three days, making the new deadline this Thursday.
For its part, the Trump team alleged that such a move would “create a high risk of jeopardizing the integrity” of the election.
“Fight for election integrity”
In the subsequent ruling, an appellate court apparently agreed, marking a win for the campaign’s strategy of challenging election methods and returns through the judicial system.
As a result, those ballots with identification issues cleared up after the initial deadline of Monday must be kept separate from all others approved to be counted in the election totals.
Of course, this is just one of the multiple court cases elsewhere in Pennsylvania and across the country as part of what Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel calls a “fight for election integrity.”
“Issues are resolved and the letter of the law is followed”
She went on to assert that the RNC “is doing everything in our power to ensure that these kind of issues are resolved and the letter of the law is followed.”
McDaniel vowed that Republicans “will not stand idly by as Democrats use shady and illegal tactics to tip the scales in their favor against the will of the American people.”
Her promise echoed post-election concerns raised by the president, including the following tweet on Friday:
Where are the missing military ballots in Georgia? What happened to them?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 6, 2020