“This marks an important victory for the integrity of elections in Pennsylvania,” PILF President and General Counsel J. Christian Adams said. “The Commonwealth’s failure to remove deceased registrants created a vast opportunity for voter fraud and abuse. It is important to not have dead voters active on the rolls for 5, 10, or even 20 years. This settlement fixes that.”
“The idea that it took any time at all to settle this issue is a horrible commentary on the state election authorities involved,” Attorney David Schoen
April 7, 2021 By Gabe Kaminsky
The state of Pennsylvania has removed over 20,000 deceased voters from being able to vote following a settled lawsuit filed by The Public Interest Legal Foundation.
The suit, filed in November, alleged that at least 21,000 deceased individuals were still on voter rolls during the 2020 presidential election. Data compiled by the Watchdog group showed that more than 9,200 of the people registered had been dead for at least five years, in addition to nearly 1,990 that had been dead for 10 years. An estimated 197 voters were dead for at least twenty years.
Election officials in Pittsburgh admitted that duplicate ballots were mailed out to voters in May. The state’s top election official, Dave Voye, told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that Allegheny county officials miscalculated the proper number. Judicial Watch notably sued Pennsylvania for maintaining more than 800,000 inactive voter registrations — with the concentration in nearby Philadelphia counties Bucks, Chester, and Delaware.
“The idea that it took any time at all to settle this issue is a horrible commentary on the state election authorities involved,” David Schoen, one of the attorneys who represented former President Donald Trump in his second impeachment trial told The Federalist.