Election laws were not followed in Pennsylvania and Philadelphia, particularly with the legal requirements of meaningful monitoring, so the legal process will have to play out before the votes are certified from this election, according to Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La.
"You can see there are still a lot of cases to be made, and let the courts resolve these disputes," Scalise told Fox News' "Fox & Friends Weekend."
Scalise noted, "we're really at the beginning at the legal side of this."
"You had some states still counting, some very questionable things happen, especially when you look at the many states that have the law that you allow a poll watcher to watch the counting," he told Pete Hegseth. "It's part of the transparency process that's a law in most states.
"That was not being followed. They were not allowing Trump's poll watchers to watch what was going on. You know, what are you doing behind closed doors, when you're afraid to allow people watch you, when the law says you have to."
Scalise also noted Pennsylvania had a court order to segregate ballots received after 8 p.m. ET on Election Night, but that was not unilaterally followed and there has potentially been come co-mingling of ballots now that might not be able to be undone.
"The Supreme Court said they have to keep them separate," he said. "There were questions whether they have separated all of those ballots, and the Secretary of State has yet to say how many they are."
It might not be knowable now, Scalise lamented.
"These are laws on states' books that aren't being followed," Scalise said, reminding that the 2000 Bush v. Gore dispute took weeks, not days, to determine the true winner of the presidential election.
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