(Alexandria, VA)– September 9, 2021: The Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) today released a research brief detailing mail balloting return figures for the 2020 General Election in Pennsylvania. According to federal data compilations:
2020 Election in Pennsylvania:
-3.1 million absentee (mail) ballots sent to voters
-34,171 returned by voters but rejected by election officials
-425,606 “unknown” – election officials don’t know what happened to them
The 2020 General Election set a record in Pennsylvania for rejected mail ballots by election officials. Also, the state lost track of more ballots than the difference in votes between Trump and Biden.
“Pennsylvania lawmakers have serious work to do if they don’t want their election systems to resemble California or Arizona,” said PILF President J. Christian Adams. “A cure for COVID will not carry over to the mail ballot problems when the current administration and billionaire private interests are committed to seeing more expansion of the practice. Serious reforms must be considered for the Act 77 framework, starting with considerable investments in ballot tracking and voter identification safeguards.”
Access the full research brief, here.