AFA of PA ACTION ALERT
April 8, 2021
Ask Your State Rep to Support This Bill
Most fair-minded Pennsylvanians would agree that the use of no-excuse mail in ballots was a major disaster during the November 2020 election. Additionally, the inclusion of that provision in Act 77 is clearly unconstitutional as Article VII, Section14(a) of the PA Constitution states absentee ballots can only be requested for specific reasons.
Consider this additional information:
Rick Hasen, an election law expert at the University of California Irvine, said in an interview in early July. “When election crimes do occur, absentee balloting is a more common way it occurs than through in-person voting.”
Between 2012 and 2018, 28.3 million mail-in ballots remain unaccounted for, according to data from the federal Election Assistance Commission. The missing ballots amount to nearly one in five of all absentee ballots and ballots mailed to voters residing in states that do elections exclusively by mail.
According to John R. Lott of the Crime Prevention Research Center, most countries ban mail-in ballots because they have seen massive voter fraud problems!
Representative Jim Gregory has introduced HB 195, which repeals no-excuse mail in ballots. The bill is now in the House State Government Committee.