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Pennsylvania Court Rules Mail-In Voting Law Is Unconstitutional

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On Friday, a Pennsylvania court ruled that the state’s 2019 mail-in voting law was “unconstitutional.”

The law, known as Act 77, “allowed voters to submit a ballot by mail up to 50 days before an election and placed voters on a list to permanently receive a ballot application by mail. It also established 15 more days to register to vote and extended mail-in and absentee submission deadlines,” ABC 27 News reported.

The decision, made by a five-judge panel of three Republicans and two Democrats, will be put on hold immediately if Democrat Governor Tom Wolf’s administration files an appeal to the state’s Supreme Court.

“The Administration will immediately appeal this decision to the state Supreme Court and today’s lower court ruling will have no immediate effect on mail-in voting pending a final decision on the appeal,” Wolf’s office said in a statement.

In the ruling, Judge Mary Hannah Leavitt wrote, “No-excuse mail-in voting makes the exercise of the franchise more convenient and has been used four times in the history of Pennsylvania. Approximately 1.38 million voters have expressed their interest in voting by mail permanently.”

“If presented to the people, a constitutional amendment to end the Article VII, Section 1 requirement of in-person voting is likely to be adopted,” the court added. “But a constitutional amendment must be presented to the people and adopted into our fundamental law before legislation authorizing no-excuse mail-in voting can ‘be placed upon our statute books.’”

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  1. katherine ayers

    January 29, 2022 at 9:00 am

    Where did COMMON SENSE go in the Governor’s office? Has it left the room? Was it ever there? How about Governor Wolf? Has he no ethical morals? Just reading this article made me shake my head in disbelief so many times, I feel like I’m spinning!!

    Act 77, “allowed voters to submit a ballot by mail up to 50 days before an election and placed voters on a list to permanently receive a ballot application by mail. It also established 15 more days to register to vote and extended mail-in and absentee submission deadlines,”

    These kinds of ‘Acts’ are there for one reason and one reason only….to throw an election. Elections can more easily become one-sided and should be abolished and placed in a file labeled, TRASH.

    I have to commend President Trump’ Team for pursuing these kinds of Democrat-run State Acts!! An ordinary citizen like myself tries to do as much reading and listening as I possibly can. If I, and others, don’t, such devious things are slipped in and things go awry during our elections. 2020 was one of the most manipulative and divisive elections I’ve known in my 78 years. Nixon’s misdeeds hold second place, but none comes as widespread and detrimental to America as this one.

    Encouraging our young people, future voters, to become more aware of what’s going on BEHIND THE SCENES of our government is of dire necessity!! Human nature can make some people be very sneaky when they want POWER and MONEY.

  2. Marianne Garvens

    February 4, 2022 at 10:41 pm

    I was election judge for Bush v Gore & saw how mail-in voting was ripe for fraud.
    I also saw a number of ballots with ‘dimpled chads’, but didn’t realize their significance until the ballot machine expert was testifying before Judge Saulter Sauls in Florida.

    When my brother & his wife were standing in-line to cast their ballots they were offered two ballots each; when they tried to give the extra one back they were told, “ No, that’s okay you can keep them.
    I watched the trial in re Bush v Gore & was impressed with Judge Salter Sauls thoroughness.
    I was especially impressed when Judge Sauls asked the expert witness to explain how ballots were produced to assure the chads were punched out cleanly.
    As the expert’s testimony was proceeding Judge Sauls asked how dimpled chads’ could occur – he said that once the chads could not be punched out cleanly they became ’seconds’ and unusable except for sample ballots.

  3. Elvin4107408 Wichterman

    February 6, 2022 at 10:02 am

    That’s great. Does not mean a thing. Will be lots of cheating in nov.

  4. Mac Hayes

    February 9, 2022 at 4:41 pm

    Voting far in advance of the actual voting day is not only stupid but should be prohibited by law. So much can change in 50 days it is pure stupidity to cast a vote that far in advance, and allowing such voting only promotes the chances of voter fraud by bribery. Heck, if you pay me enough I would vote for someone I might not otherwise support.

    Voting by other than requiring in-person identification is also subject to fraud, by multiple methods – by bribery, by poor ballot security methods of counterfeit ballots and related ballot box stuffing, by computer hacking, just to name a few. The most reliable and trusted voting process should be in-person voting, with strictly controlled absentee voting by ballots cast no more than seven days in advance of the traditional single voting-day.

    Of course some people would be prevented from casting their votes by circumstances beyond anyone’s control, but that simply can never be prevented in all instances.

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