Pennsylvania rejects 372K mail-in ballot applications after primary confusion: report

According to a report by ProPublica and the Philadelphia Inquirer, Pennsylvania has rejected more than 370,000 applications for mail-in ballots, most of which were duplicate requests.

Reportedly the battlefield state offices rejected 372,000 requests for mail-in ballots. About 90 percent of rejected application requests were duplicate, and One out of every five requests is denied.

Voters in Keystone State can signal to election officials whether they want a mail-in ballot when voting during their primary. and meVoters copied those requests after the ballot was sought by voters during the state’s June 2 general election.

The report found that most of the 372,000 voters whose requests were denied did not realize that they had checked a box to be sent a ballot for the general election in November.

In addition, voters have been confused by reports on vague or inaccurate information on the state’s ballot-tracking website and information on political parties and get-out-vote groups.

The confusion has forced county offices across the state to hire temporary employees and work seven days a week.

“The amount of calls we’re getting has been overwhelming,” Election Director Marybeth Kuznick in Pittsburgh’s northeast Armstrong County told Propolba. “It’s almost like a denial of service attack sometimes because it seemed that sometimes all I could do was answer the phone!”

Hill reached out to the Pennsylvania State Department for comment.

According to the US election project, more than 2.7 million ballots have been requested in Pennsylvania on November 3, and 688,136 have been returned.

Mail-in ballots have become a hot-button issue amid the coronovirus epidemic, with many worried that in-person voting puts them at risk for infection.

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The fiasco marks the latest chapter in the 2020 election saga in Pennsylvania that has been shaken by coronoviruses.

Work has been done around the clock to process ballots in counties in Pennsylvania, and issues have also arisen at the county level. The Allegheny County Election Division announced on Wednesday that it was revisiting 28,879 ballots after a printing error that caused voters to receive incorrect ballots.

News of rejected requests came to Pennsylvania early last year to increase mail-in voting after the state passed a law Allowing people to vote by mail without assigning reasons.

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