Common sense tells us, to observe signatures during counting a person must be close enough to check if the signature is valid. That is the meaning of the law even though it does not state the distance!
Keep declaring all signatures must be validated in key States Michigan, Nevada, Arizona, Georgia, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania.
The campaign (Republicans) had complained that the city’s original distancing prevented them from meaningfully monitoring the counting process.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s majority opinion, written by Justice Debra Todd, however, ruled that the election code grants counties discretion on the issue.
“[W]e conclude the Board did not act contrary to law in fashioning its regulations governing the positioning of candidate representatives during the pre-canvassing and canvassing process, as the Election Code does not specify minimum distance parameters for the location of such representatives,” the 5-2 decision read.
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