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Levin: PA Lawsuit Is ‘Paving the Path’ for Dems to Win General Election

By Micky Wootten | May 31, 2022 | 5:37pm EDT
Radio host Mark Levin gives a speech. (Photo credit: Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Radio Hall of Fame)
Radio host Mark Levin gives a speech. (Photo credit: Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Radio Hall of Fame)

Mark Levin criticized Pennsylvania Republican Senate primary candidate David McCormick’s election lawsuit as “paving the path” for a Democrat victory in the general election on “The Mark Levin Show” Monday.

As the Republican primary candidate brought forth litigation to demand that the stamp-dated ballots be counted in his primary showdown against Trump-endorsed Dr. Oz, Mark Levin expressed his disdain for the lawsuit. While David McCormick’s legal efforts have gained support from attorney Chuck Cooper, Pennsylvania Democrat Secretary of State Leigh Chapman, as well as National Review, the RNC and Pennsylvania Republican Party are backing Dr. Oz.

"This lawsuit is the kind of suit that a slip-and-fall, ambulance-chasing, Democrat hack lawyer would bring, and I strongly object to it," Levin said. "And I think it’s crucially important that the plaintiffs here, the McCormick campaign and its lawyers, lose and lose badly because we don’t believe, number one, that courts should be changing election laws. And we don’t believe, number two, the failure to write a date on a legal document is a civil rights issue, a federal civil rights issue."

"The problem is, ladies and gentlemen, this is ultimately going to go the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, which is a very liberal Circuit in Philadelphia."

Below is a transcript of this portion of “The Mark Levin Show”:

Mark Levin: "This election for Senate in the Republican primaries is so close, it’s within a thousand votes. There are nowhere else to find votes and so there’s, if you will, a box, or bucket, or a grouping of these envelopes that were not hand-signed. Instead, they were stamp-dated, in violation of state law, existing state law. So what David McCormick’s team has decided to do is to sue to allow the ballots that were not hand-dated to be counted. That is, the ballots that were stamp-dated, to be counted. 

"Of course, he has support over at National Review because Donald Trump backed Dr. Oz and they hate Dr. Oz, by their legal analyst over there who claims that this is really a civil rights issue, according to the federal courts.

"There’s no civil rights issue. This is a black and white, simple, originalism issue. And there is no reason to change state law. There’s no civil rights issue or civil rights violation – and it is a material issue whether you sign and date a document for all kinds of legal purposes, including absentee ballots and the envelope in which those ballots are placed.

"So David McCormick has decided to sue. His lawyer, you’ll be interested in knowing, is a gentleman by the name of Chuck Cooper. Chuck Cooper has, for decades, posed as an originalist constitutionalist. He also represented the infamous John Bolton. And I’ve known Chuck Cooper a long time, but I can’t control how people decide to conduct themselves later in their careers -- it’s despicable. 

"The Republican National Committee, and more importantly, the Pennsylvania Republican Party have sided with Dr. Oz in this litigation and have opposed what David McCormick has done. The Democrat secretary of state, she has sided with McCormick. Now why would a Democrat secretary of state side with McCormick and the Republican Party of Pennsylvania and the RNC side with Oz? Because the Democrats want to be able to use the same thing if their voters don’t hand-date the envelopes. And it just happens that their voters are dumber than the Republican voters and often don’t follow the process, as you well know.

"So the lawyers -- Cooper et al. -- who are bringing this litigation are basically paving the path for the Democrat Party to win in the general election...in the general election, because this lawsuit is the kind of suit that Mark Elias would bring. This lawsuit is the kind of suit that a slip-and-fall, ambulance-chasing, Democrat hack lawyer would bring, and I strongly object to it. And I think it’s crucially important that the plaintiffs here, the McCormick campaign and its lawyers, lose and lose badly because we don’t believe, number one, that courts should be changing election laws. And we don’t believe, number two, the failure to write a date on a legal document is a civil rights issue, a federal civil rights issue.

"The problem is, ladies and gentlemen, this is ultimately going to go the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, which is a very liberal Circuit in Philadelphia. That’s the problem, and that’s what Cooper knows, that’s what the McCormick campaign knows, and that’s what the legal analyst over there at National Review surely must know.

"I don’t think David McCormick is helping himself for the future. Even if there’s a recount, which there’s supposed to be, and I believe it was triggered today, and that’s fine under state law -- even if he comes out the other end on top, I think he will have turned off and infuriated an awful lot of people because this kind of litigation, supported by National Review, supported by Chuck Cooper, and apparently by the McCormick Campaign, is the sort of thing the Democrats want and -- should the McCormick Campaign win -- will clearly benefit from in the general election."

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