State of Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Voter Roll Maintenance and Voting System Accuracy Challenge

United Sovereign Americans v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Lawsuit filed by United Sovereign Americans, a former candidate for state representative and a registered voter against U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland, Secretary of the Commonwealth Al Schmidt (R), the Pennsylvania Bureau of Elections and others challenging Pennsylvania’s voter registration rolls and voting system accuracy. The plaintiffs claim that there were 1,089,706 apparent voting system errors in the tabulation of all ballots cast in the 2022 election, which exceeded the estimated one voting error out of 125,000 votes that would be acceptable under the Help America Vote Act (HAVA). The plaintiffs also allege that the state’s voter registration rolls contained hundreds of thousands of errors at the time of the 2022 elections. According to the plaintiffs’ data analysis, these alleged errors included duplicate registrations, voters with inactive statuses, invalid or illogical registration dates and more. Finally, they claim that the 2022 election saw a “voter-to-vote deficit,” or a discrepancy between the votes cast and the votes counted, of an additional 9,153 votes. The plaintiffs argue that the state’s failure to control its voter registration process and its lack of accurate voting and tabulation systems violate HAVA, the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) and Pennsylvania law and ask the court to order the state to rectify these errors ahead of all future elections. 

STATUS: The plaintiffs filed their complaint on June 18, 2024. The defendants have not responded yet.

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