AFA of PA ACTION ALERT
March 13, 2021
Special Committee on Election Integrity Hearings Begin
The bipartisan Special Committee on Election Integrity and Reform will hold its first public hearing regarding the 2020 General Election on Monday, March 15th at 10:00 a.m. Its purpose is “to review best practices of election integrity and security from other states.”
Click here for a copy of the agenda.
You can watch the livestreaming of the hearing by clicking here
It will be interesting to see if any senator on this committee will even question the constitutionality of no-excuse mail-in ballots which were permitted with the passage of Act 77. Those mail-in ballots were the MAJOR issue in November when it came to election integrity or lack thereof. The PA Constitution clearly does not permit no-excuse mail-in ballots, but only allows absentee ballots for specific reasons as to why you cannot go in person to vote. Check out the language of Article VII, Section 14(a):
(a) The Legislature shall, by general law, provide a manner in which, and the time and place at which, qualified electors who may, on the occurrence of any election, be absent from the municipality of their residence, because their duties, occupation or business require them to be elsewhere or who, on the occurrence of any election, are unable to attend at their proper polling places because of illness or physical disability or who will not attend a polling place because of the observance of a religious holiday or who cannot vote because of election day duties, in the case of a county employee, may vote, and for the return and canvass of their votes in the election district in which they respectively reside.
The committee also wants you to “leave your comments regarding your experience voting by mail or in person in 2020.” You can submit your comments here
It would be a good idea to mention the unconstitutional no-excuse mail-in ballots in your comments!