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Pennsylvania Agrees to Remove the Dead From Voter Rolls After Lawsuit

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As part of a legal settlement of a suit by the Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF), Pennsylvania agreed to remove dead registrants from the voter rolls.

In November of last year, PILF sued the state of Pennsylvania. In the suit, they alleged that there were more than 20,000 dead people on the voter rolls of that state. According to the lawsuit, there were 9,200 voters that had been dead for five years or more on the rolls, nearly 2,000 had been dead for a decade or more and almost 200 had been dead for 20 years plus.

Intriguingly, the lawsuit argued that hundreds of these dead voters cast ballots in the 2016 and 2018 elections. Did Pennsylvania choose to settle this lawsuit because taking the dead off the voter rolls is a state law or because they didn’t want to discuss the claim that hundreds of dead people voted in their state?

Prior to the initiation of the lawsuit, the Foundation provided the Commonwealth with the names of at least 21,000 deceased registrants who remained on the voter rolls less than a month before the pivotal 2020 election. PILF’s data revealed that 9,212 of these deceased registrants had been dead for at least five years, 1,990 had been dead for at least ten years, and 197 had been dead for at least twenty years.  In addition, hundreds of these registrants showed post-death voting credits for the 2016 and/or 2018 elections.

Granted, that’s a claim, not something proven in a lawsuit, but it does say something that Pennsylvania settled with the people making that claim. So, do Democrats consider this voter suppression? Because after all, if hundreds of dead people voted in Pennsylvania, we all know they were voting for Democrats. Incidentally, how many dead people do you think voted in the 2020 elections? Trump lost the state by over 80,000 votes, so not enough to swing the election. However, it sure would be interesting to find out how many dead people voted there in 2020, wouldn’t it? Maybe the answer is “0.” However, if PILF is right in their claim that hundreds of dead people voted in 2016 and 2018, you can be sure that it wasn’t 0 in 2020.

John Hawkins is the author of 101 Things All Young Adults Should Know. You can follow him on Parler here.

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