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Liberal Group Funds Lawsuit for Mail-in Voting Procedures in Pennsylvania

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Posted: Apr 22, 2020 6:15 PM
Liberal Group Funds Lawsuit for Mail-in Voting Procedures in Pennsylvania

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A high-profile Democratic Super PAC, PrioritiesUSA, is financing a new lawsuit in Pennsylvania in hopes of expanding the commonwealth’s mail-in-vote procedures. Pennsylvania’s chapter of the Alliance for Retired Americans filed the lawsuit in Commonwealth Court on Wednesday, on account of coronavirus-related risk for voting, per The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Pennsylvania's chapter of Alliance for Retired Americans originally pushed for additional funding for the United States Postal Service, which is set to run out of funds, and turned the push into an effort for mail-in voting:

Voting procedures during COVID-19 have shifted to the center of the national conversation, as states delay primaries and debate universal absentee ballots. Democrats argue that a full shift to mail-in voting is the correct way to proceed, while Republicans point out that such a vast shift could lead to fraud, and leaves no avenue for accountability. Democrats’ push for the loosening of absentee ballot requirements is part of the party’s greater effort to expand voting, even if election integrity is at risk.

PrioritiesUSA filed a similar lawsuit related to absentee voting in Michigan:

Pennsylvania’s primary is slated for June 2.