After all of the drama that took place in the last Presidential election, several states are working toward making sure that this sort of thing never happens again.
In some states, they’re passing new legislation and in others they’re refining existing legislation. However, one state is actually throwing out old legislation altogether.
In Pennsylvania, a court recently ruled that their previous mail-in voting legislation was unconstitutional.
Act 77 which allows residents to vote by mail in Pennsylvania, violates Article VII, Section 1 of the Pennsylvania constitution.
Even President Trump weighed in on this:
"Big news out of Pennsylvania, great patriotic spirit is developing at a level that nobody thought possible. Make America Great Again!" – President Donald J. Trump
— Liz Harrington (@realLizUSA) January 28, 2022
I am so thankful for the people who are continuing to fight against the establishment and the authoritarians who want to control us all. There are still plenty of people out there who are fighting to preserve this great experiment that we call America and we plan to keep it.
A statewide court says Pennsylvania’s expansive two-year-old mail-in voting law is unconstitutional, agreeing with challenges by Republicans who soured on mail-in voting after then-President Donald Trump began baselessly attacking it as rife with fraud in 2020′s campaign.
According to a Commonwealth Court filing released Friday, the court ruled that Act 77, allowing residents to vote by mail in Pennsylvania, violates Article VII, Section 1 of the Pennsylvania constitution.
The Commonwealth Court denied the Pa. Department of State acting secretary’s application for summary relief.
In the ruling, Commonwealth Court President Judge Mary Hannah Leavitt wrote, “If presented to the people, a constitutional amendment to end Article VII, Section 1 requirement of in-person voting is likely to be adopted. But a constitutional amendment must be presented to the people and adopted into our fundamental law before legislation allowing no-excuse mail-in voting can be ‘placed upon our statute books.’”
Friday’s decision by a five-judge Commonwealth Court panel could be put on hold immediately by an appeal from Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration to the state Supreme Court.
The decision throws the state’s voting laws into doubt in a big election year.
The three Republican judges agreed with Republican challengers. The two Democrats on the panel dissented.
I’m going to be quite honest, I’m not sure how Act 77 actually violates what is in the Pennsylvania Constitution, but I’m going to take their word on it because I’m not reading that long Act 77 documentation.
I will take the court at their word and believe that they made the right ruling though. Mail-in voting is a huge problem and should not be done whenever someone just wants to vote that way. There is too much possibility of ballot tampering for this to be a viable way of voting.