Restoring the integrity of the election in Pa.

Pennsylvania voters remain just weeks before the primary election, which will select candidates to fight for an open seat in the U.S. Senate, which could determine the balance of power in that chamber. For the first time since 1958, voters will simultaneously elect candidates for governor. This comes at a time when concerns about the fairness of the 2020 presidential election continue to remain amid fears that the November vote will also be compromised.

The left, along with members of the legacy media, brazenly dismisses these concerns as “big lies,” but their cover-up efforts have failed to allay fears that permeate much of the electorate. The legitimate winner of the election is expected to take all possible steps to confirm his victory. The opposite happened after the 2020 election, when Democrats fought to block all efforts to keep ballots fair, while legacy media demonized those seeking clarity.

The Pennsylvania Annual Conference of Leaders is the largest gathering of conservative activists annually in Pence Woods, and this year’s event is no exception. At the Penn Harris Hotel in the suburbs of Harrisburg, a large crowd crammed into the two-day program, including forums attended by all nine gubernatorial candidates and six of the seven U.S. Senate candidates.

The Straw Poll asked participants what they consider to be the most important issue facing lawmakers in Pennsylvania. The overwhelming 61% cited the fairness of the election. 86 percent of participants support automatic audits of every election regardless of their results. Ahead of the conference, the Pennsylvania Summit on the Fairness of Elections, sponsored by the Conservative Partnership Institute, gathered a crowd of standing still people who had spent all day learning how to ensure future elections were fair.

The left and their apologists in the legacy media are missing something important. It is not a question of canceling the results of the 2020 presidential election – it is a question of holding the forthcoming elections in such a way that the entire electorate is convinced of the authenticity of the vote. Obviously, the broad electorate now lacks such confidence.

It’s also not about stuffed ballot boxes or voting machine software. Here in Pennsylvania, the destruction of voter confidence in the fairness of the election could be put on the feet of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, as well as the inability of the Wolf administration to provide clear and consistently enforced rules for the election.

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is currently governed by the state’s Supreme Court, which is overseen by Democratic judges who have done their best to tilt Joe Biden’s 2020 2020 playing field. The only decision – the removal of the presidential candidate from the Green Party from the ballot – led to the redirection of tens of thousands of voters in the column of the Democratic Party.

Note that the candidate from the Green Party for the post of treasurer was allowed to remain on the ballot and received 81,981 votes; the party’s candidate for auditor general received 78,588 votes. Joe Biden scored 80,555 votes in Pennsylvania. It is safe to assume that Green Party voters, who did not have their own candidate, found themselves in Biden’s column.

Unconstitutional usurpation by the Supreme Court of the legislature’s power to enact electoral legislation by extending the time of receipt of ballots by election bureaus, allowing counting of ballots without a time stamp, and allowing the use of unsecured ballot boxes to lead to election chaos. This confusion was exacerbated by the inconsistent application of State Department rules in constituencies to such an extent that they even allowed left-wing private sponsors to contribute to election bureaus in constituencies with more democracy.

Despite the efforts of Republican lawmakers, little has changed over the past year to give voters confidence in this year’s election. The government committee of the state House of Representatives, chaired by MP Seth Grove, has held numerous hearings and drafted legislation to reform the election. The bill was vetoed by Governor Tom Wolfe, who opposed the inclusion of a requirement for a photo ID – polls suggest the reform is supported by an overwhelming majority of voters in both parties.

Wolff sends mixed signals as to what he considers acceptable, and has refused to negotiate with lawmakers to work out in good faith an acceptable measure of reform. The state senate is now passing a series of bills with a single issue, such as outlawing ballot boxes, in hopes of carrying out some reforms.

In a constitutional republic like ours, it is very important that the electorate is confident in the fairness of our elections. Obviously, there is a lack of confidence, and it is time to stop sweeping these concerns under the rug and take the necessary steps to reform the system.

Lowman S. Henry is chairman and CEO of the Lincoln Institute and host of the American Radio Journal and Lincoln Radio Journal. His email address is lhenry@lincolninstitute.org.

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