On Sunday, the RNC, NRCC, and the PAGOP filed a lawsuit against the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for its plan to illegally accept undated mail-in-ballots in direct opposition to a ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court earlier this month.
Pennsylvania Democrats have a history of undermining election integrity and ignoring rules set by the PA legislature.— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) October 17, 2022
Republicans are stepping in to promote free, fair, and transparent elections in the Keystone State. (2/2)
At the end of July, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) announced the creation of a new division to oversee election issues. The AP reported:
The idea behind the creation of the Election and Government Mail Services is to have a permanent division dedicated to dealing with election matters, instead of handling issues one at a time as in the past.Read more
Election after election has shown that large numbers of voters will vote in-person if given the opportunity to do so. Despite this, an Arizona county ran out of ballots in 20 precincts during Tuesday's primary election:
FOX 10 received several calls and emails on Election Day from viewers reporting a variety of problems with in-person voting, including a shortage of ballots. Some people at precinct 15 in San Tan Valley said they couldn't get a ballot to vote because the location ran out.Read more
In a brazenly partisan decision, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has upheld Act 77's no-excuse mail-voting law challenged last year by Bradford County election official Doug McLinko.
The majority of the @SupremeCtofPA has made clear that they are not “progressives judges” but just straight up Democrat politicians in robes. Pennsylvania voters will remember this in future judicial elections. @RepGrove https://t.co/qs8NBC6rRl 2/2— Michael Thielen (@MB_Thielen) August 2, 2022
Primary elections were held on Tuesday in five states: Idaho, Kentucky, North Carolina, Oregon, and Pennsylvania. In Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, a printing error wreaked havoc on the counting process for absentee ballots. Penn Live reported:
“Upon opening and scanning the first batch of ballots it became immediately apparent that a significant number of the mail ballots did not scan,” a county press release stated. “Upon further inspection of the ballots, the county identified the ballots were printed by the mail ballot vendor, NPC, with the wrong identification code. This error prevents the ballots from being scanned on the county’s central scanners.”Read more
On Tuesday, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court heard much-anticipated oral arguments in McLinko v. Commonwealth, a case challenging Act 77, Pennsylvania's no-excuse absentee voting law. AP reported:
Justices did not indicate when or how they will rule, although Chief Justice Max Baer suggested that if they were to throw out the 125-page law it could remain in place through the spring primary, currently scheduled for May 17.Read more
On Tuesday, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court is set to hear arguments over the fate of Act 77, Pennsylvania's controversial no-excuse absentee voting law. In January, the Commonwealth Court struck the law down, reasoning that Pennsylvania's General Assembly went against the state constitution when it enacted no-excuse absentee voting.Read more
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.Read more