According to reports, Act 77 which was passed in 2019, has been declared unconstitutional by a court in Pennsylvania, as the fight for election integrity continues nationwide.
In stark contrast, we recently saw blue strongholds such as California codify mail-in voting schemes into the law as a permanent feature—likely making the Democrat hold over the state permanent.
The 2020 election was plagued by suspicious donations from Mark Zuckerberg, and innumerable changes to municipal and state voting laws which were passed under the fog of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The pandemic was used as justification for most if not all these changes to voting laws which occurred at local and state levels across the country.
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It remains to be seen if other states follow Pennsylvania and Arizona in restoring integrity to the election laws and processes of voting which were both highly contaminated by various schemes in the 2020 election.
Likewise, we may not see a permanent end to mail-in voting in Pennsylvania if lower courts or the governor appeal the recent verdict—this hold is purely temporary at this point.
Here’s more on the story:
Wins like this are significant and show how long litigation takes. (This case is probably far from over.) In the aftermath of the 2020 election, we had only a few weeks, not years, to litigate. The state legislatures could have acted but failed the people. https://t.co/2I3PRcOBpi
— Jenna Ellis (@JennaEllisEsq) January 28, 2022
PA’s Commonwealth Court just struck down Act 77, the law that created no-excuse mail voting in 2020, as violating the state constitution.
NOTE: If state appeals to PA Supreme Court, there should be an automatic stay, keeping law in place.
— Jonathan Lai 🙊 賴柏羽 (@Elaijuh) January 28, 2022
The Associated Press confirmed:
The decision, by a five-judge Commonwealth Court panel of three Republicans and two Democrats, could be put on hold immediately by an appeal from Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration to the state Supreme Court.
Still, the decision throws the state’s voting laws into doubt as voters prepare to elect a new governor and a new U.S. senator in 2022.
-Due to legal reasons, as soon as its appealed, the lower court's order will be stayed (so no end to mail-in voting in practice yet)
-The court ruled that mail-in voting should have been enacted as a constitutional amendment, not by statutehttps://t.co/lOcAfSq8yi
— Stephen Caruso (@StephenJ_Caruso) January 28, 2022
Fox 43, a local Fox affiliate, reports:
In the ruling, Commonwealth Court President Judge Mary Hannah Leavitt wrote, “If presented to the people, a constitutional amendment to end Article VII, Section 1 requirement of in-person voting is likely to be adopted. But a constitutional amendment must be presented to the people and adopted into our fundamental law before legislation allowing no-excuse mail-in voting can be ‘placed upon our statute books.'”
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