A state court in Pennsylvania has put mail-in voting on hold on Friday, lending credence to the argument that mail-in ballots from the 2020 presidential election were unconstitutional. According to a Commonwealth Court filing shared from Fox 43, the court ruled that allowing residents in Pennsylvania to vote by mail violated Article VII, Section 1 of the state constitution.
This ruling is momentous for proponents of election integrity, who have argued that mail-in voting laws have been unconstitutional to begin with.
For example, the Pennsylvania state constitution, Article VII, Section 2, states that the general election shall be held, “biennially on the Tuesday following the first Monday of November in each even-numbered-year, but the General Assembly may by law fix a different day, two-thirds of all members of each House consenting thereto.”
However, many Americans likely recall that during the 2020 presidential election, Pennsylvania “counted” ballots for days after the appointed election day. NBC Philadelphia reported that an estimated 50 percent of 2 million mail-in ballots had been uncounted a full day after the general election.
Additionally, President Trump has slammed Pennsylvania’s election process in the past for its reports of excessive fraud and irregularities. In October 2021, he pointed out in a statement through his Save America PAC that there were 120,000 excess voters not accounted for by the PA Department of State, which was just one irregularity among many.
The question is, where did these excess votes come from, and why were countless mail-in ballots continually found and counted after the appointed general election day?
President Trump commented on the new state ruling that found Pennsylvania’s mail-in voting law to be unconstitutional, calling it a “great patriotic spirit.” He added the election situation in the Keystone State is “developing at a level that nobody thought possible. Make America Great Again!”
As courts across the country continue to uncover more fraud and irregularities with the U.S. voting system, more Americans are doubting the “safety” and “security” of mail-in voting, as well as dubious tabulation processes. Pennsylvania’s move to strike down mail-in voting for the moment is a step forward for those who believe in election integrity, although an appeal is reportedly expected by the State Department.