Skip to comments.Pennsylvania County That Ran Out Of Paper Ballots Fails To Certify Election Results
Posted on 11/29/2022 9:58:01 PM PST by SeekAndFind
A county in Pennsylvania that didn’t have enough paper ballots on Election Day failed to certify the results of the Nov. 8 midterms by the Nov. 28 deadline.
The Luzerne County Board of Elections split 2–2 to certify the results, while one member abstained from voting. It’s unclear what the next steps are.
Republican board members Alyssa Fusaro and Jim Mangan voted no, while Democrat members Denise Williams and Audrey Serniak voted for the certification, according to the Times Leader. Daniel Schramm, also a Democrat, was the lone board member who abstained.
Fusaro and Mangan said the ballot shortage on Nov. 8 that caused voters to be turned away was the reason they wouldn’t certify the results, according to local media reports. Fusaro said on Nov. 28 that voters were turned away from the polls, privacy safeguards weren’t in place, and machines jammed and ran out of paper.
“There were so many challenges, so many issues, so many problems, so many concerns, that I can’t with good conscience certify this election,” Fusaro said, stating that a new election should be held.
Schramm said at the hearing that he’s “not a rubber stamper” and wants more time to review a reconciliation report. He also wants to look into claims made by voters on Election Day, the Times Leader reported.
Mangan said the board “made every effort” to accept every ballot possible during the adjudication phase. The paper ballot issues, he said, triggered a “humiliating experience” for Luzerne County’s government that drew international headlines.
The Luzerne County District Attorney’s Office previously stated that it’s investigating the paper shortage along with other issues on Election Day.
Officials with the Pennsylvania Department of State didn’t provide an immediate public comment about the next steps. In May, three Pennsylvania counties refused to record mail-in votes from the state’s primary elections and delayed Pennsylvania’s certification of the results before a judge intervened and ordered that the votes be counted.
During the Nov. 28 hearing, an attendee called Serniak a liar after she said, “I can’t see any massive fraud in this,” according to local media. The man was escorted out of the building by deputies.
Deputies also asked another man to leave after he called Williams a communist and said board members shouldn’t vote until voters get a full explanation of why the paper shortage was caused.
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I believe Hooterville’s election was certified. Mr. Heaney sold extra ballots from his old truck before the election.
Half the story. They also ran out of toilet paper as well as paper ballots. Scandal.
Corruption and incompetence in one of our oldest states? I’m shocked I tell you, shocked.
Fusaro said on Nov. 28 that voters were turned away from the polls,
Thats the real story. Ya can’t count what you never had. Good for them to not certify.
Corruption in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia? Who knew?!
Elections are a joke for a lot of the country. You either get a straight forward election with quick results or screwed up elections with results that will never be straightened out and fixed so it doesn’t happen again. It really floors me that the majority of the people in this country don’t seem to care. Maybe I shouldn’t either...but I do.
"The Department of State reported more than 1.4 million mail-in and absentee ballots were requested going into the Nov. 8 election. Approximately 83% of ballots were returned to county boards of election by 8 p.m. on Election Day."
As I read that, fully 17% of all ballots were not even received on Election Day, meaning guess what -- Democrats are voting in-person then dropping their mail-in ballot in the mail. Until that is audited by a non-PA tribunal, and mass arrests take place, PA is not recoverable.
Damn, so close. If they had only used the word UNLAWFUL, as when an election does not follow state election laws. An unlawful election is null and void.
Democrats have so many bogus reasons why republicans didn’t get the votes out like it’s the locusts..................
Democrats are voting in-person then dropping their mail-in ballot in the mail.Never thought of that scam-- although you gotta be a scum bag to do it. Oh, wait -- they're lefties, so that observation is redundant.
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