Duplicate Mail-In Ballots Were Sent Out to Voters, Pennsylvania Officials Admit
Pittsburgh residents received duplicates but elections officials don't know how many
Elections officials in Pennsylvania have admitted that duplicate mail-in ballots were mailed out to registered voters, according to reports.
Residents in Pittsburgh, PA were sent duplicates of their vote-by-mail ballots but officials admit they don't know how many.
Last week, the top election official in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania admitted to the troubling error, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
"In a conference call with reporters, Dave Voye, who manages the division that’s had to process a massive influx of vote-by-mail applications and ballots as voters look for an alternative to in-person voting amid COVID-19, said the department started to notice there was a problem with duplicate ballots at the end of April," the Post-Gazette reported.
"Several voters told the Post-Gazette this month that they had applied for a mail-in or absentee ballot and received more than one in the mail," the newspaper added.
"The county released a statement on the issue Thursday, and said it was the result of a bug in the state’s voter registration system."
Still, Allegheny County officials have said the problem has been resolved and that duplicate ballots marked as such will not be counted in the state’s primary election on June 2, according to Breitbart.
The duplicate mail-in ballot issues come as Allegheny County officials have reached a settlement with the Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) to clean up its voter rolls.
The voter rolls reportedly include 1,600 dead people, close to 7,500 voter registrations flagged as duplicates, 1,523 registered voters who claim to be 100-years-old and over, and 1,178 registered voters who are missing dates of birth.
Still ongoing is Judicial Watch’s lawsuit against the state of Pennsylvania for reportedly having more than 800,000 inactive voters on its voter rolls.
Meanwhile, a U.S. Postal Service official has been charged with fraud in West Virginia over allegations of tampering with mail-in ballot requests.
As Neon Nettle previously reported, federal and state prosecutors announced Tuesday that a USPS mail carrier has been arrested.
The postal worker was allegedly tampering with requests for vote-by-mail absentee ballots, prosecutors revealed.
The news comes as Democrats and the media continue to push for nationwide mail-in voting ahead of the November elections.
In an unprecedented move, social media platform Twitter even flagged President Donald Trump's criticisms of the push as "unsubstantiated" and warned users his comments were "misleading."
The president accused Twitter of "interfering in the 2020 presidential election" and vowed that he "will not allow it to happen!"