While Joe Biden and the Democrats rejoice in their premature victory, the Republicans are busy trying to figure out the what, when, where, and most importantly why they lost the election. Well, they might not have to look that far according to the Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) who filed a lawsuit alleging there were tens of thousands of dead voters still on the roll in Pennsylvania. It was the same state that would need close to a week to count the final votes and declare Biden the winner. The lawsuit goes on to hold the state accountable for failing to maintain voter registration records.
The lawsuit also stated, “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 … 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.”
But it doesn’t stop there as in 2016 and 2018 the lawsuit also found that 216 people voted while being deceased. While it’s unclear as to who they may have voted for, it should be alarming as to who is casting these votes. Just a few days ago, a computer “glitch” accidentally changed Republican votes to Democrat.
However, while the claims made by PILF were unsettling and gave many citizens additional reason for doubt with regards to election integrity, Judge John Jones and others in Pennsylvania quickly refuted much of the data presented by PILF and provided explanation as to why their data was in fact not accurate.
Still, though PILF’s claims seem to be debunked in part, if not entirely, with more and more stories coming out about dead voters and computer glitches across the country there has never been a time where transparency is needed more for the sake of the country and election integrity moving forward. That is something that all parties should be able to agree upon.
Note: This article was updated on 30 November 2020 to reflect changes made to the title, as well as within the body. Claims made in the original article were based on allegations and the current version has been updated to reflect as much.