Two Pennsylvania judges served blows to President Trump’s re-election campaign on Friday, tossing out a combined six cases challenging absentee ballots.
Judge James Crumlish of Philadelphia County’s Court of Common Pleas ruled in five related cases that the Trump campaign can’t scrap a total of 8,329 mail-in ballots that it had alleged were improper because the outer envelopes lack names, dates or addresses, The Hill reported.
In his ruling, Crumlish noted that the campaign was “not contending that there has been fraud, that there is evidence of fraud or that the ballots in question were not filled out by the elector in whose name the ballot was issued.”
Crumlish said the ballots should be processed and counted despite the irregularities.
In a separate, sixth case, Judge Richard Haaz of the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas determined that 592 mail-in ballots that the Trump campaign sought to toss for the same kind of reasons should also be counted, CNN