Pennsylvania voters describe irregularities in mail-in, absentee ballot process

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The U.S. saw record numbers of mail-in votes cast in the 2020 election, driven largely by voter concerns that crowded polling places and long lines could act as major spreading centers for COVID-19. 

 

Activists and public officials in the months leading up to the Nov. 3 election launched major informational campaigns and voting drives to help as many people as possible vote via mail. A reported 65 million ballots were cast by mail in the 2020 election, far outstripping earlier years. 

Along with that major shift in voting methods came the predictable headaches associated with moving a huge percentage of voters over to voting-by-mail, including numerous reports of voters receiving multiple mail-in ballots — in some cases even when none was requested — as well as voters not receiving requested ballots in time for the election. 

Voting irregularities in the key battleground state of Pennsylvania — where Joe Biden leads President Trump by just over 1% — have reportedly been widespread. Matt Braynard, former Trump Campaign Director of Data and Strategy and presently the leader of the Voter Integrity Project, reported this week and confirmed to Just the News on Tuesday that the Voter Integrity Project had reached hundreds of voters who experienced issues with their mail-in ballots. 

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