Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar, a Democrat, altered the election procedure on Nov. 1 and again on Nov. 2, creating chaos in the counties.
Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-Pa.) and Senator Joe Scarnati (R-Pa.) demanded her immediate resignation.
“Kathy Boockvar must resign as Pennsylvania’s Secretary of State after these latest efforts to weaken the state’s voting system and damage the integrity of and confidence in our elections,” the senators wrote in their statement.
Boockvar told the Supreme Court on Oct. 28 that ballots arriving after 8 p.m. on Nov. 3 would be set aside.
Then, 36 hours before the polls opened, she “ordered the counties to review those ballots ‘as soon as possible after receiving them,'” the senators said.
The next day she changed the rules again, ordering counties to assist voters with misfiled ballots so that they could vote on a provisional ballot.
Some counties followed these hasty directions, but not others.
“There is no basis for this guidance in current law. The secretary created this new process out of nothing,” warned the senators, who also claimed that with these changes, Boockvar was violating the state Election Code, which she had sworn to uphold.
On the other hand, amidst the tension over the confusing vote results, several states, mainly Democratic, are suspected of fraud, such as Pennsylvania’s case.
The governor said on Nov. 4 that there were still one million votes coming in the mail to be counted, generating even more suspicion.
“Pennsylvania is the ONLY state that has yet to count the mail ballots. WHY? This seems to be a problem, and Pa. is the state with the most #Poll workers,” from a tweet from @blonde1704.
— Michelle B (@blonde1704) November 4, 2020
Similar situations to Pennsylvania are unfolding in other states, such as Wisconsin, where the Trump campaign director, Bill Stepien, alluded to irregularities that would make it necessary to recount the votes.
“There have been reports of irregularities in several Wisconsin counties that raise serious doubts about the validity of the results, the president is very close to requesting a recount, and we will do so immediately,” Stepien warned.