Trump Opposition to Vote by Mail in Pennsylvania
Donald J. Trump for President, Inc. v. Boockvar
The Trump campaign just filed a lawsuit in the Western District of Pennsylvania against the Secretary of State and all county boards of elections. The lawsuit seeks to (1) enjoin counties from allowing voters to submit ballots in drop boxes or locations other than the county board office; (2) enjoin counties from counting absentee ballots that are not in a secrecy envelope or that have markings revealing the voter’s identity, political affiliation or candidate preference; and (3) permit poll watchers in all polling locations regardless of their county of residence.
Pennsylvania Four Pillars*
Crossey v. Boockvar
We sued Pennsylvania on behalf of individual voters and the Pennsylvania Alliance for Retired Americans to ensure free and fair elections during the unprecedented public health crisis caused by COVID-19. While Pennsylvania recently allowed no-excuse absentee voting, voters will still encounter numerous obstacles when requesting a mail ballot. We challenged Pennsylvania on all four of our vote by mail pillars: prepaid postage, postmark date, community ballot collection and signature matching training and voter notification.