President Trump’s re-election campaign filed a lawsuit in Pennsylvania alleging the creation and implementation of an illegal “two-tiered” voting system for the 2020 General Election.
This two-tiered system created different standards for Pennsylvania residents depending on how they chose to vote. In-person voters are required by law to sign voter registration documents, have their signatures checked against voter rolls, vote at a polling place monitored by statutorily-authorized poll observers, and have their votes counted in a transparent and verifiable open and observed manner.
Pennsylvania’s mail-in voting, through which nearly 2.65 million votes were cast, did not follow the same standards. Voters’ identities were not verified, ballots were received up to three days after the election to be counted without any evidence of timely mailings– like a date stamp of when the ballot was mailed, and no sufficient monitoring of reviewing and counting mail-in ballots was conducted.
The suit argues that the two-tracked system violates the Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. Constitution and the Elections and Electors Clauses.
“Voters in Pennsylvania were held to different standards simply based on how they chose to cast their ballot, and we believe this two-tiered election system resulted in potentially fraudulent votes being counted without proper verification or oversight, as well as many voters being disenfranchised simply for casting their votes in-person,” Matt Morgan, Trump 2020 campaign general counsel said in a statement. “We will not stop fighting for transparency and integrity in our electoral process and ensuring all Americans can trust in the results of a free and fair election.”
The suit is filed against Secretary Boockvar and the Boards of Elections of the following seven counties: Allegheny, Centre, Chester, Delaware, Philadelphia, Montgomery, and Northampton.