Bloomberg Law
Nov. 6, 2020, 1:39 AM

Trump’s Bid for Emergency Halt to Philadelphia Count Denied (3)

Christopher Yasiejko
Christopher Yasiejko
Bloomberg Editorial
David Voreacos
David Voreacos
Bloomberg News

A federal judge denied an emergency request from President Donald Trump’s campaign to stop ballot counting by the Philadelphia County Board of Elections until Republican observers are present.

The campaign sought an injunction on Thursday afternoon, claiming the board is “intentionally violating” state law by not allowing poll watchers from the Trump campaign and the Republican party to monitor the counting of mail-in and absentee ballots.

U.S. District Judge Paul S. Diamond issued a one-sentence order after a hearing, saying he was denying the order “in light of the parties’ agreement.”

Diamond suggested that each party be allowed 60 ...

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