Friday, May 24, 2024

Pa. Agrees to Purge 178K Ineligible Voters from Dirty Records after Lawsuit

'This federal lawsuit settlement is good news for voters in Pennsylvania who want to ensure that only eligible voters are on voter rolls...'

(Jacob Bruns, Headline USA) Judicial Watch announced that it had settled an election integrity lawsuit against the state of Pennsylvania, with the state agreeing to clean up 178,258 ineligible registrations from its voter roll.

The number is more than double the 81,660 votes that Democrat Joe Biden purportedly bested then-President Donald Trump by in 2020 to secure the state’s 20 electoral votes after Democrat officials flagrantly violated the state legislature’s prohibitions on mass mail-in voting. It is unclear how many of the ineligible voters were active at the time.

As part of the settlement agreement, Pennsylvania and five of its counties—Luzerne, Cumberland, Washington, Indiana and Carbon—were ordered to pay Judicial Watch $15,000 to cover its legal costs and fees.

The conservative watchdog organization had initially filed a complaint in November 2021 in its lawsuit regarding the National Voter Registration Act of 1993, which mandates under section 8 that states maintain clean voter rolls.

Pennsylvania also agreed to publish the total number of registered voters in the five counties on its website for the next five years, including information regarding unresponsive addresses and the total number of voters removed from rolls.

“Pennsylvania’s election rolls are cleaner—and will remail cleaner—thanks to Judicial Watch,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “This federal lawsuit settlement is good news for voters in Pennsylvania who want to ensure that only eligible voters are on voter rolls.”

Fitton added that the organization has achieved larger success in numerous states over the past three years, including but not limited to: Hawaii, California, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Colorado, Maryland and now Pennsylvania.

“Judicial Watch’s remarkable run of litigation successes resulted in well over 2 million ineligible registrations being removed from voter rolls across the nation in the last two years,” he said.

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