America First Legal (AFL) filed a second lawsuit on Thursday in Pennsylvania against the Chester County Board of Elections over alleged illegal drop box activity caught on surveillance videos, according to an article published by the AFL.
Pennsylvania election laws require mail-in and absentee ballots be returned by mail or the voter, not another individual. One person is only allowed to drop off one ballot, not multiple.
In the 2022 primary election, only 11 out of 13 drop boxes had voter services monitoring the boxes and making sure all election laws were being followed. The remaining two drop boxes, on the other hand, did not have physical voter services monitoring them and were available 24 hours a day.
However, those two drop boxes did have security cameras. The camera footage caught over 330 individuals depositing void, invalid, or multiple ballots at once – all violating Pennsylvania election laws.
The Board of Election has these same 13 drop boxes authorized and set for the upcoming 2022 midterm election.
“This egregious finding is not only a violation of state law, but it has the power to actually sway elections entirely. For example, the Pennsylvania Republican primary for United States Senate was decided by less than 900 votes,” AFL wrote in a post on Thursday.
AFL wants drop boxes to “be physically monitored in-person to assure that the person delivering the ballot is only delivering his or her own ballot or is an authorized agent of a disabled voter with the proper affidavit signed by the voter and verified by the election board.”
“America First Legal continues its civil rights crusade by defending the integrity of the franchise. Surveillance video shows widespread illegal use of ballot ‘drop boxes’ with multiple ballots being deposited — also known as vote trafficking — in flagrant violation of law. This is our second lawsuit in 15 days in Pennsylvania, suing election officials for their lawless conduct and egregious violation of Americans’ sacred right to ensure their vote is not canceled out by fraud and criminal activity,” AFL President Stephen Miller wrote in a statement.