PA GOP to File Federal Lawsuit Over 197th District Special Election
“We are going to be filing a Federal lawsuit in the near future due to the rampant fraud that occurred in the 197th,” PA GOP General Counsel Joel Frank said in a press conference this morning.
The lawsuit will be pushing to have the results invalidated.
The PA GOP has alleged that the Democratic Party in Philadelphia was telling people they had to vote with a stamp, and going into the voting booths with people.
The House Democratic Campaign Committee (HDCC) has been accusing the PA GOP of playing politics with the election.
“The voters of the 197th have spoken decisively, and Democrat Emilio Vazquez was their overwhelming choice. This is a fiction beyond belief authored by the party of the 4th place candidate,” HDCC Executive Director Nathan Davidson said in an email.
The lawsuit will allow the PA GOP to continue is messaging about corruption in Philadelphia. The messaging echoes President Trump’s claims about voter fraud across the country and in Philadelphia during the 2016 election.