Pennsylvania Election Day Litigation

WASHINGTON D.C.— Yesterday, Republicans in Pennsylvania filed two separate lawsuits in a last-ditch attempt to disenfranchise voters. In the first lawsuit, a Republican congressional candidate and the chairman of the Berks County Republican Party sued the Montgomery County Board of Elections, claiming that the Board of Elections unlawfully counted mail ballots before Election Day only contacted some voters to correct their ballots, and were deprived of the opportunity to observe the canvass process for mail ballots. They asked the district court to upend lawful election procedures and stop the counting of mail ballots. In response to the lawsuit, the Democratic National Committee moved to intervene as defendants in the case.

In the second and latest lawsuit, two Republican candidates filed another frivolous challenge that seeks to prevent the counting of provisional ballots cast by voters who were notified that their mail ballots were rejected. This morning, the Democratic National Committee moved to intervene in the lawsuit to defend lawfully cast provisional ballots.

Learn more about the Pennsylvania litigation here.