President Donald Trump has vocalized the fear that is weighing on the minds of many Americans about the Pennsylvania Senate primary.
He asked facetiously in a statement shared on Truth Social on Thursday, “How long does it take to count votes[?]” The Pennsylvania Senate primary race was thrown into chaos after an error reportedly caused an issue for thousands of mail-in ballots.
This error has significantly delayed the vote count. As of Thursday afternoon, a winner had still not been called in the incredibly tight race between Trump-endorsed Republican Senate candidate Dr. Mehmet Oz and his GOP opponent, David McCormick.
“The Pennsylvania Oz race is ridiculous!” President Trump stated. “France, same day all paper, had VERIFIED numbers in the evening. U.S. is a laughingstock on Elections.”
Up until the Pennsylvania Senate race, the primary elections across multiple key states were moving along as usual. Trump’s endorsed candidate for Pennsylvania governor, Sen. Doug Mastriano, R-Pa., claimed victory in his primary race on Tuesday night. Additionally, all six of President Trump’s endorsed candidates swept the GOP primaries in Kentucky on Tuesday, including Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky.
However, the Pennsylvania primary election may be subject to even more delays. Trending Politics reported that Pennsylvania’s election code stipulates that election officials are not allowed to open or process mail-in and absentee ballots before 7 a.m. on election day.
This begs the question: why is there an earmark on the time for starting the vote count but not finishing it?
“STOP FINDING VOTES in PENNSYLVANIA!” President Trump concluded in his remarks. It remains unclear how long it will take to count all the mail-in ballots. Still, President Trump posed one singular question in his statement that is likely to pique concern among Pennsylvanian voters: “RIGGED?”