Fetterman Campaign Sues Pennsylvania Election Officials

Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, a Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, stands on the tarmac after greeting President Joe Biden, front left, Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022, at the 171st Air Refueling Wing at Pittsburgh International Airport in Coraopolis, Pa. Biden is visiting Pittsburgh to promote his infrastructure agenda. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

At a glance

  • ”The date [requirement] imposes unnecessary hurdles that eligible Pennsylvanians must clear to exercise their most fundamental right, resulting in otherwise valid votes being arbitrarily rejected without any reciprocal benefit to the Commonwealth,” the lawsuit reads.
  • Plaintiffs in the case argue that the date instruction has no relevance to determining whether an individual is qualified to vote under Pennsylvania law as long as voters cast ballots by the date of the election and meet the standard U.S. voter requirements.
  • The lawsuit alleges that election officials are rejecting “qualified voters who accidentally failed to write the date on their ballot envelope, and more still will be rejected when voters enter an incorrect date, such as their birthdate, instead of the date they completed or signed their ballot.”

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