There were 1,525 press releases posted in the last 24 hours and 401,199 in the last 365 days.

Senate Resolution 9 Printer's Number 47

PENNSYLVANIA, January 20 - the November 3, 2020, election, the Supreme Court of

Pennsylvania unlawfully and unilaterally extended the deadline

for mail-in ballots to be received and mandated that ballots

mailed without a postmark would be presumed to be received

timely and could be accepted without a verified voter signature;

and

WHEREAS, On October 23, 2020, less than two weeks before the

November 3, 2020, election and upon a petition from the

Secretary of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the Supreme Court

of Pennsylvania ruled that county Boards of Election need not

authenticate signatures for mail-in ballots, thereby treating

in-person and mail-in voters dissimilarly and eliminating a

critical safeguard against potential election crime; and

WHEREAS, On November 2, 2020, the night before the November

3, 2020, election and prior to the prescribed time for pre-

canvassing mail-in ballots, the office of the Secretary of the

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania encouraged certain counties to

notify party and candidate representatives of mail-in voters

whose ballots contained defects; and

WHEREAS, Predominantly Democratic counties permitted mail-in

voters to cure defective ballot submissions while predominantly

Republican counties followed the law and invalidated defective

ballot submissions; and

WHEREAS, In certain counties in the Commonwealth of

Pennsylvania, watchers were not permitted to meaningfully

observe the pre-canvassing and canvassing activities relating to

absentee and mail-in ballots; and

WHEREAS, Officials in the Executive and Judicial branches of

the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania infringed upon the General

Assembly's authority under the Constitution of the United States

20210SR0009PN0047 - 3 -

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

22

23

24

25

26

27

28

29

30