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Trump campaign suing Pennsylvania over absentee ballots

President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign is suing the Pennsylvania secretary of state and 67 county election boards in an effort to change how mail-in ballots are sent and counted. 

“To be free and fair, elections must be transparent and verifiable. Yet, Defendants have inexplicably chosen a path that jeopardizes election security and will lead — and has already led — to the disenfranchisement of voters, questions about the accuracy of election results, and ultimately chaos heading into the upcoming November 3, 2020 General Election,” the lawsuit reads. 

The lawsuit claims that this is a direct result of Pennsylvania’s illegal implementation of an unmonitored mail-in voting system. At the center of the lawsuit are ballot drop off boxes that were placed in shopping centers, parking lots, retirement homes, college campuses and in the offices of elected officials.

The Trump campaign is seeking an order that would prohibit Pennsylvania accepting absentee and mail-in ballots at any other location other than the offices of the county boards of elections. They are also seeking an order that bars the county election board from counting absentee ballots that lack the necessary secrecy envelope or have any text on the envelopes revealing the elector’s party affiliation or candidate preference.

Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar, a Democrat, said the department will not comment on pending litigation. The Pennsylvania Democratic Party had no issue commenting on the case and called the lawsuit an attempt to suppress voter turnout.

“Donald Trump and Washington Republicans are trying to suppress the voices of Pennsylvanians because they know the easier it is for everyday people to vote, the more likely it is that they will lose,” Pennsylvania Democrat Party Executive Director Sincere Harris said. 

Democrat nominee Joe Biden’s campaign also weighed in on the lawsuit.

“Voters should have more options for voting, not fewer, and no American or Pennsylvanian should have to choose between their health and exercising their right to vote. That means expanding options for participation both by-mail and in-person,” said a Biden spokesperson. “That isn’t a partisan issue, but Pennsylvania Republicans and the RNC are clearly concerned with demonstrating their fealty to Donald Trump and his conspiracy theories than they are with making it easier for Pennsylvanians to vote this fall.”

The lawsuit was filed in Pittsburgh on Monday by the Trump campaign and the Republican National Committee. Four Pennsylvania Republican members of Congress: Glen Thompson, Mike Kelly, John Joyce and Guy Reschenthaler also signed on.

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  1. Mimi July 1, 2020

    My county has online site that states when ballot sent and when received back to them. Not safe to put boxes out everywhere. Too many dishonest people.

  2. Connie D Edwards July 1, 2020

    All people need to prove they are a legal citizen and from that district to vote. Mail in votes must be only for those registered voters who are not able to go to the polls! These people who want this mail in vote can go to protests and bars, but not a poll?

  3. james gotzion July 1, 2020

    They have to do this in every state, because the Democrats are completely committed on cheating to win. In a national election one state effect another state, this must be confronted, NOW!

  4. JoeyP July 1, 2020

    The ONLY way that Trump LOSES is if the Democrats CHEAT to WIN! . . . There are TOO MANY people who know that SENILE Joe Biden is NOT qualified to be POTUS. One Wary Patriot. Team Trump and his allies 2020.

  5. Pat July 1, 2020

    Ridiculous to think mail in ballots will not create fraud. Putting boxes all over except where they belong is a sure way to deceive Americans

  6. Anonymous July 1, 2020

    Only the most ignorant or willfully blind individuals would insult the public by advocating for unchecked voting practices—practices which leave truthful accounting of votes open to all sorts of fraudulent shenanigans. It has happened in several States in the past, and if left unchallenged, this unsupervised method of voting will lead to the complete collapse of our democratic election system which has served this Country so well for so long! A reversion from a two party system to having only one party is NOT democracy–IT IS DICTATORSHIP!

  7. Steve BOWMAN July 1, 2020

    You should include Oregon in that lawsuit. I disagree with mail in ballots. Nobody likes Gov. Brown yet she keeps winning.

  8. Kathleen July 1, 2020

    How overblown this worry that by Election Day we are still having rabid covid. It will lessen . We have 4 months left before the election, so to project this fear tactic on us is only being magnified by the MSM. Look at the states currently with a serious increase, all bordering the illegal immigration entry. Think logically. We still have areas of easy access looming. Secure the borders and the covid positive people cant come in any More. People are social distancing and they need to wear masks when in a confined space. But outdoors the chance for catching the disease is minimal. Go outdoors, distance on the beaches and wear your masks. If you feel sick watch for symptoms and stay home. People are not doing the guidelines. Show the video on the easy way the cough or sneeze travels, and people will see the visual attack of how easy the virus can spread. Soon we will have remvisidir, a possible cure, for distribution by your dr. Take zinc and vitamin C as a precaution while healthy. This too shall pass. There will be no second wave if all follow CDC guidelines. End the marches and protests for now until its ok to socialize in crowds. Don’t you see how suddenly we had explosions about 3 weeks after the marches began? Also foreign antifa activists came from overseas. Some definitely spread it. This is using logic, so then contact you senators and house members to start constructive work to craft bills to end this pandemic, instead of trying to eliminate statues, support the violence and destruction, and pouring money into the mooney pit that lines their pockets. Wake up America! Do research and find answers to your questions logically. Then we will rid this country of the virus.

  9. Greg Goldsby July 1, 2020

    You can count on the dems trying to cheat because they cant win the honest way. Truth is hard for them to handle.

  10. MARSHALL ROSENTHAL July 1, 2020

    TRUMP 2020

  11. Stephen E Tilghman July 1, 2020

    When a political party, state, or any identity promotes unverified voting it is an indication that they do not care for a fair and balanced election. Even if we state that we want to allow every viable voter to vote and do not insure the validity of the vote we are fools.
    It has even been suggested that foreign governments could send out ballots!
    Ask who got the ballot? Is this the right person? Is the ballot for a dead person? How many ballots did they get? What is the real agenda of mail in ballots? Did the right person vote?
    As for valid ID? Is it that serious an issue that for the few (how few??) that we can not mail out, publish, or otherwise provide a way to get a valid Id for everyone?
    It seems that one party wants to open up the election process so that any bodies dog could vote. It is an effort to wrestle control away from the people! They will deny this and believe we are not smart enough to rule ourselves!

  12. TF July 1, 2020

    Democrats trying to make tons of drop off points for ballots in obscure locations is just another method of stuffing the ballot box, which is the only way they can win. Living here in Washington state we have seen this over and over again since mail-in ballots became the norm here we haven’t had a republican in office since, every time the republican leads in a close race New ballets are found in trunks of cars storage units behind Coke machines, videos of people dropping off duffle bags full of ballets in dark parking lots after hours all serve to elect Democrats by corrupt means.

  13. Mary Sigman July 1, 2020

    The democrats have showed over and over that they have lied and cheated before and how many have already been caught doing this, my goodness if you are so worried about losing, get a candidate that you could believe could win an honest election. You guys just look really pathetic by being so dishonest

  14. Mary July 1, 2020

    I voted by A “provisional ballot” which I just found out was not counted because I was NEVER given the large envelop for my ballot, I was only given a “business size green” envelope. I’m sure I’m not the only person this happened to on voting day…..

  15. Saltnlight July 1, 2020

    you got that right.

  16. Francine Wheeler July 1, 2020

    Americans deserve transparent, fair elections. No mail in ballots, except absentee ballots through required process. Definately no courier services, random drop off boxes and hired “counters” Best for all of us that there be less chance of contention, not more. Vot I ng is so important, people need to make the effort and be assured their vote counts

  17. john July 1, 2020

    I dont see how delivering ballots to the proper location inhibits voting?The voters are not responsible for getting their ballot to the correct locations?

  18. Betty July 1, 2020

    There have already been several cases of fraud in mail-in ballot states with their primaries. Even an election commission judge was caught filling out boxes of mail-in ballots and then certifying them himself. He was bribed by the Democrats. A postal worker was found to have collected all the mail-in ballots to fill out for Democrats. Another postal worker was found to have thrown away boxes of ballots for the Republican primary. The cases just keep coming and all of them Democrats. PA was one of the states involved. The Democrats do not want election security. That is why they are against photo ID to vote. We need federal laws that apply to every state for Photo ID, no mail-in voting and tight controls on absentee voting. The Dems have been following Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals in using “Any Means Necessary” to get control of the country.

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  20. JackPowersIII July 1, 2020

    The DNC is going to be smashed! Joe Biden is headed straight to a sanitarium, his wife Jill will be shaking some other tree for money, meanwhile Nancy Pelosi is going to be found dead from an apparent alcohol-induced suicide while her hubby makes off to the Caymens with that luscious little brunett he’s been touching cheeks with. (You could make this shit up), but in this era nothing is beyond reality. One thing is for sure; if Sleepy Joe becomes P.O.T.U.S. this nation will be done, OR a rip-roaring bloody fight is going to ensue and the word DEMOCRAT will be a dirty, fighting word. I’m betting on that second possibility happening. There’s enough of US already to put down any ANTIFA mob. Cops are our brothers, friends, buddies, Members too. WE will take this nation away from fools and SOCIALISTS!

  21. Jody July 1, 2020

    NO MAIL IN BALLOTS!! It will be corrupt, guaranteed.

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