Pennsylvania lieutenant governor: State had 'smoothest election' in 'recent memory'

Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman (D) praised the Keystone State’s election process as vote were still being counted Thursday, saying it was the “smoothest election” there in recent memory.

“I think that it needs to be emphasized that we just undertook the largest election in terms of turnout in our state’s history, and we did it for the first time on that massive scale using mail-in ballots, and everything performed beautifully. We had the smoothest election in Pennsylvania in recent memory, according to our governor, and I share his opinion on that,” Fetterman said on Hill.TV’s “Rising.”

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The trickling in of results, which have cut what was once a double-digit edge for Trump, have led the president’s campaign to launch a number of lawsuits to stop the vote and push for Republican election observers to oversee the vote-count. 

“Where it’s going is probably a direction that the president doesn’t much care for and that’s why you have him engaging in a lot of ridiculous, outlandish litigation,” Fetterman said. “It’s not a good look. It’s just not dignified. Math is math. All he needs to know is we’re going to count every vote and that’s the law and that’s going to happen.” 

The lieutenant governor ensured the election would “fair” and “safe” and “will produce the democratic will of our commonwealth.”

You can watch more of Fetterman’s interview above.