Allentown, Pa. – U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) released the following statement on the 2020 election:

“All votes that comply with Pennsylvania law must be counted, regardless of how long the process takes. However, any ballots arriving after 8:00 PM on Election Day should be segregated in case the U.S. Supreme Court decides to correct the unconstitutional decision by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court that invented a new ballot deadline.

“Like many Pennsylvanians, I am concerned that Philadelphia’s vote counting process lacks transparency. The Philadelphia City Commissioners must ensure the integrity of the election and—as mandated by the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania—allow stakeholders to observe the vote counting process. Further, if the initial vote count meets the applicable threshold, a request for a recount should be immediately granted.

“Finally, once a final count is reached and certified, all parties involved must accept the outcome of the election regardless of whether they won or lost.”