Pennsylvania Settles Lawsuit, Purges Nearly 180K ‘Ineligible’ Voters from Rolls

Originally published May 12, 2023 2:00 pm PDT

Election integrity remains a hot-button issue in the United States, with concerns lingering from the 2020 elections and recent controversies in states like Arizona, California, Colorado, and Pennsylvania, according to an RSBN report.

As candidates and supporters continue to demand transparency, watchdog organizations work to ensure the legitimacy of the electoral process.

Kari Lake, a gubernatorial candidate in Arizona, expressed her ongoing concerns about the state’s 2022 midterm elections, RSBN notes.

In a tweet on Wednesday, Lake stated, “The sabotage was worse than we thought.”

the report also pointed to Judicial Watch, a prominent watchdog organization, which has been actively fighting to compel states to maintain accurate voter rolls.

In the past, the organization settled a lawsuit with California, resulting in the removal of 1.5 million “inactive” voters from the state’s rolls. Judicial Watch also sued Colorado in October 2020, after discovering that 40 of the state’s 64 counties had voter registration rates exceeding 100 percent.

In a recent development, Pennsylvania reached a settlement with Judicial Watch to avoid legal penalties.

The state, which faced intense scrutiny following the 2020 election results, was found to have 178,258 “ineligible registrations.”

As part of the settlement, Pennsylvania agreed to remove these faulty registrations and pay $15,000 in legal fees to Judicial Watch.

In February, KTRH Local Houston and Texas News reported that an Omega 4 America investigation uncovered tens of thousands of votes cast by individuals with listed residences such as “a bank, or a 7-11, or a UPS Box,” according to the report.

These findings suggest that there may still be more work to be done in other states to ensure election integrity.