(RepublicanInformer.com)- On Thursday morning, former President Donald Trump took to his various social media platforms to criticize the delay in announcing Mehmet Oz as the winner of the United States Senate primary election in Pennsylvania.
According to the most recent tally by Decision Desk HQ, Oz was ahead of David McCormick in the race for president by 1,241 votes (0.1 percent), despite the extremely delayed counting of mail-in ballots.
Trump wrote on Truth Social that the Pennsylvania Oz race is ridiculous. He asked how long does it take to count votes? He said France called a race on the same day and had all paper ballots. He said the U.S. is a laughing stock in Elections.
Stop FINDING VOTES in PENNSYLVANIA! RIGGED?” he posted on Truth Social.
On Wednesday, Trump called on Oz, who had the support of the former president, to acknowledge his triumph.
In a post on Truth Social, Trump said that “Dr. Oz should declare victory.”
“It makes it much harder for them to cheat with the ballots that they ‘just happened to find,” Trump wrote.
Earlier on Wednesday, Trump took aim at the option of voting by mail in light of the recent controversy surrounding the process in Pennsylvania.
According to a report from LancasterOnline, on the day of the primary on Tuesday, officials in Lancaster County stated that around two-thirds of the 21,000 mail-in ballots received could not be scanned due to a printing problem.
“Here we go again! In Pennsylvania, they are unable to count the Mail-In Ballots. It is a BIG MESS. Our Country should go to paper ballots, with same-day voting. Just done in France, zero problems. Get Smart America!!!” Trump posted on Truth Social.
When officials in Lancaster County began the pre-canvass process of opening and scanning votes early on Tuesday morning, the printing issue with the mail-in ballots for Lancaster County was identified.
According to Josh Parsons, vice-chair of the county board of commissioners, citizens deserve to have accurate results from elections, and they need to have them on election night, not days later.
As technology gets purportedly better, countings votes have been getting much slower.
It seems as though something else, other than inefficiency, is going on.