Election Admin Issues Abound in Pennsylvania

Recordings obtained from a whistleblower in Delaware County, Pennsylvania show rampant election administration problems in the suburban Philadelphia county:

To date, the videos have exposed a wide array of problems with election integrity, including on-tape admissions that the election laws were not complied with, that 80 percent of provisional ballots lacked a proper chain-of-custody, that there were missing removable drives for some of the voting machines, and that election workers “recreated” new drives to response to the Right to Know request.

Most recently, problems have emerged over the procedure for reconciling individual precincts' vote counts:

The most recent video, however, reveals a new area of concern related to the reconciliation of the voting totals in the precincts. Captured on film in this video was a conversation between one election worker and the whistleblower. With boxes of voting sheets lining the basement floor of a Delaware County building, the election worker tells Miller, “There were six precincts in one location and all of the machines were, all of the scanners were, programmed to accept any ballot of those six precincts.”

“It was a nightmare,” the Delaware County official explained, adding that “you couldn’t, there’s no way you could reconcile” the results.

Without someone willingly coming forward, these election administration issues likely would not have come to light.

In another suburban Philadelphia county, the Republican National Committee is suing to make public information about the process for "counting, process, curing, or rejection of mail-in ballots for the 2020 General Election" in Bucks County.

Similar lawsuits are being brought in other Pennsylvania counties as concerns mount over the lack of uniformity in how mail ballots are counted across the Commonwealth: 

RNC officials told Breitbart News that during the 2020 election in Pennsylvania, counties lacked uniformity in how absentee ballots were counted and that some counties allowed voters to “cure” what election officials considered “defective ballots” while other counties did not allow curing of ballots—something that the party believes negatively impacted Republican voters, while disparately helping Democrat voters, in the state of Pennsylvania.

The RNC is attempting to, through these efforts, compel counties across Pennsylvania to be transparent in how they process and count absentee ballots—several of these countries are notoriously secretive about the process, as evidenced by the formal denials of the open records requests. What’s more, RNC officials believe that once the information on the process is available and transparent, it could provide the basis for a larger lawsuit and legal action forcing a uniformity statewide on the process of handling absentee ballots.

All eyes have been on Pennsylvania's election laws since the Commonwealth's controversial no-excuse absentee ballot law, Act 77, was struck down last month.

All should agree that confusion over Pennsylvania's election laws—and anywhere else in the country for that matter—should be cleared up before the 2022 midterm elections to ensure confidence in the outcome of the election.