Pennsylvania Forced to Remove Dead Americans from Voter Rolls Following Lawsuit
Election officials sued by Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF)
Pennsylvania has been forced to removed dead Americans from the state's voter rolls following a lawsuit.
Election officials in the state have agreed to remove thousands of dead voters from the rolls in response to a suit from the Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF).
PILF attorneys filed the suit against Pennsylvania election officials in November 2020.
The group alleged that at least 21,000 dead Americans were on the state’s voter rolls less than a month before the 2020 presidential election.
Over 9,200 of the dead Americans on the voter rolls had been dead for at least five years, the lawsuit states.
Almost 2,000 had been dead for at least a decade.
The voter rolls also included names of nearly 200 Americans who had been dead for at least 20 years.
This week, PILF attorneys reached a settlement with Pennsylvania’s Acting Secretary Veronica Degraffenreid, according to Breitbart.
The settlement requires state election officials to compare death data sets from the Electronic Registration Information Center to the full voter registration database before the 2021 election.
“This marks an important victory for the integrity of elections in Pennsylvania,” PILF President J. Christian Adams said in a statement.
“The Commonwealth’s failure to remove deceased registrants created a vast opportunity for voter fraud and abuse.
"It is important to not have dead voters active on the rolls for five, 10, or even 20 years.
"This settlement fixes that.”
The case is Public Interest Legal Foundation v. Degraffenreid, No. 1:20-cv-01905 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.
Shortly after the 2020 election, Pennsylvania made headlines when a USPS whistleblower alleged that his anti-Trump postmaster has been engaging in voter fraud by illegally backdating mail-in ballots from Joe Biden-friendly districts.
As Neon Nettle reported at the time, investigative reporters from Project Veritas released a bombshell video of a Pennsylvania USPS worker giving a statement.
The whistleblower alleges that his postmaster at the Erie, PA office, Robert Weisenbach, ordered staff to illegally backdate ballots.
The unidentified postal worker says he overheard his boss, who he describes as a "Trump hater," giving the order to backdate the ballots.