Discovered: The stolen election Republicans maintain happening about.
End result: 10,920 Pennsylvania Democrats cheated out of their votes.
The November Pennsylvania courtroom resolution that canceled mail-in ballots that lacked correct handwritten dates on their exterior envelope resulted in legitimate votes being canceled. Democrats made up 2/3 of the full canceled votes.
That implies that over ten thousand Pennsylvania voters had their votes tossed for no purpose. They’re eligible to vote and so they did vote. They did so correctly, besides they may have put within the flawed date or left the date off or not signed it correctly on the outer envelope or failed to incorporate the second “secrecy” envelope.
“The Division of State mentioned this week greater than 16,000 mail-in ballots have been disqualified by county officers as a result of they lacked secrecy envelopes or correct signatures or dates. Democratic voters, who’re more likely to vote by mail, made up greater than two-thirds of the full canceled ballots,” The AP reported.
“Democrats had 10,920 votes thrown out, about half for missing secrecy envelopes. Republicans noticed 3,503 ballots forfeited. Independents and third events amounted to 1,731 votes that didn’t rely within the fall election.”
In Pennsylvania, Democrats simply barely took the state Home again for the primary time in a decade.
Whereas many cities labored to “treatment” votes, that’s to permit the voter to repair the errors, others didn’t.
Republicans sued in October of 2022 to attempt to get undated mail-in ballots tossed:
A coalition of GOP teams, together with the Republican Nationwide Committee and the state celebration, filed a lawsuit late Sunday evening asking the Pennsylvania Supreme Court docket to dam undated mail ballots from being counted.
The AP detailed among the authorized fights, together with the failure of negotiations between Governor Tom Wolf, a Democrat, and the Republican legislative (then) leaders about ending the outside envelope date requirement, Republican lawmakers defending the necessity for the necessities, the third U.S. Circuit Court docket of Appeals ruling in Might that the dates have been “immaterial,” however the Republican-led U.S. Supreme Court docket then ruling that call moot.
A battle to find out if certified voters can have their votes counted. That’s what that is. And once they aren’t counted, it has traditionally damage Democrats and benefited Republicans.
This Republican-led “struggle” towards counting votes with undated outer envelopes dates to the election Trump misplaced in 2020. A extra direct means of placing that is Republicans sought each means they might discover to invalidate votes that have been going to be majority Democrats.
When this ultimately failed, they then sought to nominate “various electors” to only invalidate the thousands and thousands of votes in states that didn’t go their means. On the similar time, their celebration chief after which president incited a home terrorist assault in an try to maintain energy.
The Republican Celebration shouldn’t be the “freedom celebration,” and that’s an understatement at this level.
It received’t shock readers to find that the 2020 Trump marketing campaign lodged a lawsuit alleging that the poll curing occurred alongside partisan strains, with then White Home Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany accusing the then high election official within the state of utilizing poll curing as a option to “tip the scales of an election to functionally favor the Democrat Celebration.”
So many lies, a lot projection.
In actuality, all counties obtained the identical steering, however some didn’t notify voters and others did.
Counties that didn’t even permit the poll curing tried to say the October 21, 2020 steering they obtained was too late, however in Pennsylvania, election officers can’t even start their evaluation of of mail-in ballots till 7AM on election day.
Even in Republicans’ personal lawsuits, the information proved that the pink counties not permitting poll curing damage Democratic voters greater than Republicans.
Within the “pink counties” cited in a single Republican lawsuit, nonetheless, Biden outperformed Trump within the mail-in poll vote, usually by appreciable margins. By not permitting voters to treatment ballots, these counties have been extra more likely to damage Democratic voters than Republicans.
Republicans have been urging their voters to not use mail-in ballots. Trump fear-mongered about them persistently. So once they determined to not permit curing in some counties in 2020, they’d a fairly good concept which celebration that was hurting.
Right here we’re after the midterms discovering out that after once more, Republicans canceled Democrats’ votes.
In 2020, some measure of this was laid on the ft of the state Democratic celebration, as a result of they requested selections on the secrecy poll amongst different measures meant to guard mail-in ballots. (The nerve of the celebration wanting all certified votes to be counted.) This 2020 motion resulted within the courtroom ruling that the GOP-led legislature had meant for the secrecy envelope to be “necessary.”
Is that this secrecy envelope obsession regular? No. It’s truly uncommon.
Charles Stewart, an MIT political science professor who research American elections, mentioned “Rejection due to the shortage of a secrecy envelope is so uncommon that the U.S. Election Help Fee doesn’t ask about it of their post-election Election Administration and Voting Survey.”
One other knowledgeable weighed in to say the secrecy envelope shouldn’t be even essential.
Susan Dzieduszycka-Suinat, who heads the voting info nonprofit U.S. Vote Basis, mentioned in the identical above Whyy article, “I can let you know in no unsure phrases that we do imagine within the confidentiality of every individual’s vote as the final word objective, however we don’t agree that it needs to be used for grounds for poll rejection. That’s excessive.”
Pennsylvania’s bicameral legislature has been Republican-ruled for a decade. The decrease chamber is now narrowly Democratic-led after the 2022 midterms.
Democrat Mark Moffa conceded the final state Home race for Bucks County’s 142nd District to Republican Joseph Hogan whereas the Republican had a 53-vote lead, which the Democrat stood to slender however didn’t see a win.
As an individual who has been a registered voter in 4 completely different states, Pennsylvania’s mail-in poll guidelines are essentially the most prohibitive and anxious. They’re troublesome to finish correctly, due partially to their pointless stupidity and busy work. Add in individuals who aren’t element oriented, can’t learn simply, are older – it’s an unfair and pointless impediment.
The celebration that claims it’s towards cancel tradition works arduous to cancel elections and opposing votes. There isn’t a extra egregious cancel tradition than canceling somebody’s elementary proper to vote.
Ten thousand, 9 hundred and twenty Democratic voters’ had their votes canceled. Each single certified voter whose vote was canceled by this pointless rule and the failure to push for curing has been wrongfully disenfranchised.
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