As ballot counting – and the alleged fraud, ballot tampering, and ballot creation that goes along with it – continues in Pennsylvania, a lawsuit filed in Federal Court calls out the Pennsylvania Secretary of State and the many county election supervisors for allowing 21,000 dead people to remain active on the voter rolls.
After the 2000 and 2016 General Elections, Congress allocated monies to both refine and harden the voting systems in the 50 states. Included in the requirement for accepting this funding was the mandate that voter rolls be purged of voters who were either deceased or who had moved from the voting jurisdictions.
Evidently, Kathy Boockvar, the Democrat Secretary of State in Pennsylvania, didn’t understand that mandate going into arguably the most important election of our lifetimes.
A lawsuit filed by the advocacy group Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF), charges that there are at least 21,000 dead people active on Pennsylvania’s registered voter lists. The foundation’s lawsuit focuses on Pennsylvania election officials’ failure to “reasonably maintain” their voter registration records.
.@PILFoundation, which is not associated with President Donald Trump’s campaign, filed the lawsuit Thursday arguing that Pennsylvania has failed to maintain voter registration records in violation of federal and state law.https://t.co/egLhjVn9Wp
— PublicInterestLegal (@PILFoundation) November 6, 2020
Federal election law maintains that voter roll maintenance be done before every General Election. Many responsible election authorities make voter roll maintenance as close to a real-time task as possible.
“As of October 7, 2020, at least 9,212 registrants have been dead for at least five years, at least 1,990 registrants have been dead for at least ten years, and at least 197 registrants have been dead for at least twenty years,” the foundation’s lawsuit states.
“Pennsylvania,” the lawsuit continues, “still left the names of more than 21,000 dead individuals on the voter rolls less than a month before one of the most consequential general elections for federal officeholders in many years.”
PILF President J. Christian Adams, a former attorney at the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division – which oversees election fraud cases, said in a statement. “This case isn’t complicated. For nearly a year, we’ve been offering specific data on deceased registrants to Pennsylvania officials for proper handling ahead of what was expected to be a tight outcome on Election Day. When you push mail voting, your voter list maintenance mistakes made years ago will come back to haunt in the form of unnecessary recipients and nagging questions about unreturned or outstanding ballots.”
Last May, election officials in Pennsylvania admitted to mailing out duplicate ballots.
In a separate lawsuit, Judicial Watch sued the State of Pennsylvania for having 800,000 inactive voters on their state voter rolls.
ALERT: “Pennsylvania’s voting rolls are such a mess that even PA can’t tell court details of how dirty or clean they are!" 800,000 inactive names on the rolls according to @JudicialWatch lawsuit! https://t.co/hPwidHkaMX https://t.co/iwTimkbImQ
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) November 6, 2020
Boockvar’s refusal to maintain Pennsylvania’s voter rolls – and to mandate that each of Pennsylvania’s county election authorities do the same, set Pennsylvania up to fall prey to those nor perpetrating the massive voter fraud that is stealing an election.