President Donald Trump is not going out without a fight, that much is apparent from his recent output on Twitter and during a heated Thursday night press conference from the White House briefing room.
The Commander in Chief’s insinuation was clear: There are “illegally cast” ballots out there affecting his path to victory, and he and his team will do whatever it takes to remain in power when this is all said and done. Trump and his team have identified Pennsylvania, and specifically Philadelphia, as a place in which these sorts of shenanigans may be occurring.
And while the lawyers are still working that case, another lawsuit in the commonwealth is rising concerns about other potential instances of electoral malfeasance.
A lawsuit filed by the Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) alleges that there are at least 21,000 dead people on Pennsylvania’s voter rolls. The lawsuit claims that Pennsylvania failed to “reasonably maintain” their voter registration records under federal and state law in time for the 2020 presidential election.take our poll - story continues below
“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 lawsuit states.
“Pennsylvania 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,” the lawsuit continues.
According to the lawsuit, about 92 percent of the 21,000 dead people on Pennsylvania’s voter rolls died sometime before October 2019. About 216 dead people show voting credits after federally listed dates of death in 2016 and 2018, the lawsuit alleges.
And while this case in particular may not affect the outcome of the 2020 race directly, it will certainly go a long way in arguments regarding the existence of voting issues in the state that could decide the election.
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