Trump campaign wins legal battle in Pennsylvania to oversee vote counting

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President Trump's legal team won a battle in Pennsylvania that will grant them closer access to vote counting in the state.

On Thursday, appellate Judge Christine Fizzano Cannon overturned a previous ruling that will allow them more access to watch those who are counting ballots in the vital swing state.

The judge's order demands that Philadelphia election officials allow "all candidates, watchers, or candidate representatives be permitted to be present for the canvassing process ... and be permitted to observe all aspects of the canvassing process within 6 feet, while adhering to all COVID-19 protocols, including, wearing masks and maintaining social distancing."

The Trump campaign declared the decision "a major victory for election integrity [and] election transparency," which came after they filed a lawsuit to stop the vote tallying until they were granted "meaningful access" to oversee the counting. The campaign filed a similar suit in Michigan, filed a separate lawsuit in Georgia, and plans to demand a recount in Wisconsin.

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