A group of eight Republicans, including Congressman Mike Kelly, are suing the Pennsylvania Republican-majority general assembly, State Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar, alleging that legislation allowing voting by correspondence in the state is unconstitutional.
According to Fox reporter Matt Maisel43, Bill 77 – which allows postal voting in the state – was passed with a majority of Republican support at the state’s Republican-majority general assembly in 2019. It passed with a majority of Republican support. passed Pennsylvania House 138-61, with only one Republican voting no. Every Republican senator voted yes on the legislation.
So far, all legal challenges brought on behalf of Donald Trump’s attempt to overturn the 2020 election by overturning legally cast votes have been thrown out of court.
The lawsuit alleges that in order for the state to expand its postal voting allowances, it should have changed its constitution, which it did not. As a result, the lawsuit argues, all postal ballots are illegal.
If the trial is successful, it would reject millions of ballots that voters would cast knowing they were voting legally. This would disproportionately remove votes from Democrats and people of color.
In a previous court ruling, the state Supreme Court ruled in favor of postal voting.
Other lawsuits related to the Pennsylvania election have already been dismissed.
A Pennsylvania judge has dismissed a case in which the Trump campaign ordered the counting of more than 2,000 missing ballots.
Mr. Trump’s lawsuits were also dismissed in Arizona and Georgia.
Mr. Trump’s campaign also withdrew a federal lawsuit in Michigan over the Wayne County mail-order count, which includes the City of Detroit votes.