Trump Campaign, GOP Sue Pennsylvania Over Mail-in Voting
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Republicans, constitutionalists, and conservative groups deeply concerned about the future integrity of our elections have been fighting mail-in voting for years.
It’s become the ‘voting method of choice’ for Democrats because they know that by using horribly outdated voter registration rolls, which exist in the majority of counties groups like Judicial Watch are discovering, they can ensure that ‘people’ who may have moved or have been deceased for years get to cast a ballot.
The Trump administration has taken this threat the most seriously of any prior White House, though so far, the Justice Department has largely been missing in action. Most lawsuits brought against counties and jurisdictions over illegally outdated registration rolls have been undertaken by JW.
But now the Trump reelection campaign, the GOP, and four Pennsylvania Republican members of Congress are getting in the game: They have all filed suit has filed suit against the state of and all 67 of its voting districts for allegedly violating state law to implement a universal mail-in balloting scheme ahead of the November elections, ostensibly to ‘protect’ people from coronavirus.
The federal lawsuit filed Monday in Pittsburgh sues Pennsylvania’s secretary of state Kathy Boockvar, and 67 county election boards. It claims that as voters jumped to make use of the greatly broadened eligibility for mail-in ballots during the June 2 primary, practices and procedures by elections officials ran afoul of state law and the state and federal constitutions.
“To be free and fair, elections must be transparent and verifiable,” the lawsuit reads. “Yet, Defendants have inexplicably chosen a path that jeopardizes election security and will lead—and has already led—to the disenfranchisement of voters, questions about the accuracy of election results, and ultimately chaos heading into the upcoming Nov. 3, 2020 General Election.”
“Free and fair elections are essential to the right of Americans to choose through their vote whom they elect to represent them. Upending our entire election process and undermining ballot security through unmonitored by-mail voting is the single greatest threat to free and fair elections,” it adds.
Problems and issues are a “direct result” of the state’s “hazardous hurried, and illegal implementation of unmonitored mail-in voting,” the suit notes.
Last year, The Epoch Times notes, a law was passed allowing for an expansion of mail-in voting options to anyone even if they didn’t have a good reason not to vote in person (which is how all voting should be done).
The suit notes that the new expansion will allow “fraudsters an easy opportunity to engage in ballot harvesting, manipulate or destroy ballots, manufacture duplicitous votes, and sow chaos.”
President Trump commented on the fact that mail-in balloting is ripe for fraud (which is precisely why Democrats want to make it universal).
“Absentee Ballots are fine. A person has to go through a process to get and use them. Mail-In Voting, on the other hand, will lead to the most corrupt Election is USA history. Bad things happen with Mail-Ins. Just look at Special Election in Patterson, N.J. 19% of Ballots a FRAUD!” he wrote on Twitter.