Update: More on that Commonwealth Court campaign observers decision

By: - November 5, 2020 12:57 pm

(*This post has been updated with new information)

A Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court judge ruled Thursday morning that the Trump campaign and all outside observers could observe the counting of ballots in Philadelphia.

Judge Chistine Fizzano Cannon ruled “that all candidates, watchers, or candidate representatives be permitted to be present for the canvassing process,” provided they follow social distancing guidelines.

On Wednesday, a Philadelphia judge had ruled against the Trump campaign in the suit, which claimed its poll watchers were at least 15 and at most 100 plus feet away from the processing of ballots.

The city of Philadelphia filed an appeal soon after to the state Supreme Court. The high court was still reviewing the request for the appeal, according to a court spokesperson.

All references to the Supreme Court overruling a lower court are false,” the spokesperson added.

Here’s the text of the order:

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Stephen Caruso
Stephen Caruso

Stephen Caruso is a former senior reporter with Pennsylvania Capital-Star. Before working with the Capital-Star he covered Pennsylvania state government for The PLS Reporter.