It looks like the old saying, “the fix is in,” can be applied to the battleground state of Pennsylvania tonight, as it was reported just hours ago via Breitbart that PA Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar announced that she has no intention of ordering a recount of the state’s ballots.
As expected and according to Breitbart, Boockvar is refusing to order a recount given that the current voting return margin doesn’t hit a thin enough margin to order a recount. But the number that separates Joe Biden and President Donald Trump could, technically, drastically change over the course of the coming weeks and months as legal challenges are won or lost.
As it stands, unofficially, Biden leads Trump in the state by roughly 60,000 votes — which still isn’t that much in the bigger picture. Depending on what happens moving forward, 60,000 could be whittled down quite easily, but only time will tell.
Here’s the official statement on the matter:
“Based on the unofficial returns submitted by all the counties to the Department of State, Secretary Boockvar has determined that she will not be ordering a recount and recanvass of the election returns in the counties, as no statewide candidate was defeated by one-half of one percent or less of the votes cast. This includes the following races: President of the United States, Attorney General, Auditor General, and State Treasurer.”
Boockvar gave an obligatory shout-out to the election workers who spent the past week or so counting millions of votes.
“We are extremely grateful to all 67 counties who have been working overtime and putting in an extraordinary effort to count every vote, with so far more than 6.8 million votes having been counted,” she said.
Though the mainstream media desperately wants you to believe that the election-related legal battles in Pennsylvania are all but over, that’s far from the case. According to the Associated Press, there are still 15 of Trump’s inner legal circle waging election-related legal war in the state in an effort to expose what they believe are irregularities or outright fraud.
Adding to that, it was only yesterday that we reported on a key victory handed to Trump in the state of Pennsylvania after a court found that Boockvar “lacked authority” to change a key deadline with relation to when mail-in ballots could be received.
“[T]he Court concludes that Respondent Kathy Boockvar, in her official capacity as Secretary of the Commonwealth, lacked statutory authority to issue the November 1, 2020, guidance to Respondents County Boards of Elections insofar as that guidance purported to change the deadline … for certain electors to verify proof of identification,” a state judge ruled.
In other words, there are still plenty of legal avenues being pursued, as I type this, in The Keystone State and it’s not out of the question that if the margins change as a result, Boockvar very well could be forced to reverse her decision to forgo a recount situation.