Pennsylvania has settled a federal election integrity lawsuit, saying that it has removed more than 178,000 ineligible voter registrations and promising greater transparency in its future housekeeping efforts.
As part of its settlement with conservative legal group Judicial Watch, Pennsylvania and several of its counties will publish information related to voter registration, including the total number of active voters; total number of inactive voters; and total number of voters removed from the voter rolls due to death, failure to respond to an address confirmation notice, and failure to vote in the two most recent federal general elections.
These statistics will be published on June 30 every year on the Pennsylvania Department of State’s website for the next five years, Judicial Watch said.
The federal lawsuit was originally brought in April 2020 against Pennsylvania and the counties of Bucks, Chester, and Delaware. In the complaint, Judicial Watch noted that the three counties removed a total of just 17 names in the most recent two-year reporting period, despite having a combined voter roll of 1.2 million. Read more…