(PatriotWise.com)- A week since the Pennsylvania primary and still no winner has been declared in the Republican Senate race.
With over 99 percent of the vote counted, TV personality and New Jersey resident Dr. Mehmet Oz leads Pennsylvania businessman David McCormick by fewer than 1,000 votes.
On Thursday, Dr. Oz appeared on Newsmax’s “Greg Kelly Reports” where he told host Greg Kelly that ultimately, the victory will be his.
“The election is ours,” the pro-abortion, anti-gun candidate told Kelly, adding that it was time to unify the party to take on the Democrat candidate John Fetterman.
According to Pennsylvania election law, if the top two vote-getters are within 0.5 points of each other, the race is headed for an automatic recount. Election officials have until May 26 to order the ballots reexamined.
As it stands, Dr. Oz and McCormick are within less than 0.1 points of each other. However, some mail-in ballots remain uncounted.
On Monday, the McCormick campaign made the shocking decision to file suit in Pennsylvania court to make sure every Republican mail-in ballot submitted without a handwritten date is counted. The lawsuit asks the state to force all 67 county boards of elections to include Republican mail-in votes submitted on time but without the required handwritten date on the envelope.
The Pennsylvania GOP, however, opposes the move.
The Oz campaign preemptively slammed the McCormick lawsuit in a statement on Monday, arguing that McCormick’s campaign is following the Democrat playbook by demanding mail-in ballots that should be excluded by statute be counted.
The McCormick campaign defended the suit, saying in a statement that every Republican vote should be counted, including those of active-duty servicemembers. The campaign believes that, unlike the battle during the 2020 presidential election, the lawsuit will present minimal risk as it only seeks to ensure that all Republican voters have their ballots counted.
The McCormick campaign’s Chief Legal Counsel, Chuck Cooper, told the Washington Examiner that the ballots are all time-stamped by the county boards of election, therefore the handwritten date from a voter “is meaningless.”