A Nation of Laws Post-Election: DOJ Civil Rights Division “worried about Arizona vote recount” “ballot security” Wants Guarantee Laws Will Be Followed


Pre-Election

No Postmark On Mail-In Ballots? No Problem:

Pennsylvania Can Count Ballots With Or Without Postmarks …

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled Thursday that mail-in ballots can be counted up to three days after the election, even if they lack a legible postmark. The Democrat party had requested an extension to the state’s Election Day deadline and the court – with a 5-2 Democratic majority – was willing to oblige.

Signatures Do Not Match On Mail-In Ballots ? No Problem:

Pennsylvania high court says ballots can’t be rejected for signature mismatches….

Mail-In Ballots Arrive Three Days After Election? No Problem:

Pa. Supreme Court rules ballots can arrive up to 3 days past election day…

PENNSYLVANIA, USA — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has rendered its decision on an election-related lawsuit filed by the state Democratic Party, and will now allow ballots to be accepted three days…

No Chain of Custody For Mail-In Ballots? No Problem:

Five months after the November 3, 2020 presidential election, officials at the state and county level in Georgia have failed to produce chain of custody records for more than 355,000 absentee vote by mail ballots deposited in drop boxes located around the state for that election.


Post-Election

DOJ Civil Rights Division Concerned About Ballot Security

U.S. Justice Department worried about Arizona vote recount

The DOJ wants to guarantee that federal law is followed.

By ASSOCIATED PRESS – 05/05/2021 10:49 PM EDT

PHOENIX — The U.S. Department of Justice expressed concern Wednesday about ballot security and potential voter intimidation arising from the Republican-controlled Arizona Senate’s unprecedented private recount of the 2020 presidential election results in Maricopa County.

In a letter to GOP Senate President Karen Fann, the head of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division said the Senate’s farming out of 2.1 million ballots from the state’s most populous county to a contractor may run afoul of federal law requiring ballots to remain in the control of elections officials for 22 months.

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[Hobbs’ elections director, Bo] Dul noted that the policies allow counters to accept a large enough error rate to perhaps show Trump won the state. Such an outcome would not change the outcome of the election because the results were certified months ago in the state and Congress.

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