Pennsylvania appellate court allowed President Trump’s campaign on Thursday morning to observe ballot counts in Philadelphia. Campaign officials earlier filed emergency lawsuits after not being allowed to monitor the process.
However, on the same day, Pam Bondi, former Florida Attorney General, and Trump campaign adviser Corey Lewandowski told news outlets the city is still not enforcing the court order. They claim observers are still being shut out, prompting the campaign officials to file another lawsuit to stop the counting of ballots.
The court order allowed campaign officials to observe the counting of ballots from 6 feet away.
“They are still not being compliant,” Bondi said.
The former AG claimed the barriers were moved closer, but the ballot machines were also moved far back to prevent the observers.
Lewandowksi said eight attorneys from the city are fighting to block the order.
“The court order is in effect, they will not give us access, and the sheriff has decided not to come down here to enforce that court order,” the campaign adviser said.
At the time, President Trump leads with 97,000 votes, yet, election officials say more than 340,000 are still pending the ballot count, with an additional 92,000 in Philadelphia.
The campaign celebrated earlier the same day after the court ruled in their favor. A team of 15 election watchers was eager to move into the vote-counting facilities to observe the process. One person will be behind every vote-counter. The leftists were expected to appeal the ruling.
“This is very important because, as you know, they have kept us away,” Bondi said.
President Trump said the appellate court ruling was a “big legal win.”