A week to go until Election Day and the efforts to make sure every vote counts is ramping up.
And that’s because there are concerns that Pennsylvania Courtrooms could once again find themselves in the spotlight as the votes get counted.
Seven days to go until Election Day and as run-up to the election hits a frantic pace, so too are the efforts to make sure every vote counts.
That’s because there are concerns that Pennsylvania Courtrooms could once again find themselves in the spotlight as the votes get counted up.
“We did not let that happen in 2020 and we will not let it happen here again. ”
Pennsylvania became the epicenter for election challenges as President Donald Trump sought to use the courts to overturn the official result, that Joe Biden defeated him, to no avail.
“In the numerous lawsuits in 2020, court after court dismissed the claims as having no credible evidence to proceed.”
But it hasn’t stopped efforts to create chaos.
“We’re seeing the same tactics from 2020 in 2022 with the same people, same intentions, and same outright lies.”
A top issue continues to remain skepticism over mail-in voting…
“This is the area where there has been the most litigation as there has been uncertainty in the issue.”
That’s because of ongoing court battles over its legality and other concerns like undated envelopes.
While none of the court challenges have led to significant changes for 2022, the constant barrage about election subversion has taken hold. A poll done earlier this year by Muhlenberg College found 41% of Pennsylvanians, and 70% of Republicans, were either somewhat or very confident there was widespread election fraud in 2020.
“What’s your concern for this election and going forward that there’s just so many people who don’t have faith in the results…and that continuing undermining of the results?”
“It’s really unfortunate the situation we’re in. At the end of the day, there is only so much that’s going to be done to convince people that the lies they were told by the elected officials they should trust are not true.”
“Our elections are run by people in our community just like us, Our election system is based fundamentally on us It is your neighbor who is running that election, not the bad actor.”
One of those court battles I alluded to dealt with how to handle mail in ballots that were missing handwritten dates on their return envelope.
The State Supreme Court has just made a unanimous ruling saying officials are not allowed to count them. The ruling directs counties instead to separate and preserve those ballots.