Pennsylvania’s “nightmare highlights the difficulty of ramping up vote-by-mail on the fly without enough voter education”

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER
Pa. has rejected 372,000 ballot applications — most of them duplicates — bewildering voters and straining officials
by Jonathan Lai and Ryan McCarthy and Derek Willis, ProPublica
October 16, 2020

Pennsylvania has rejected 372,000 requests for mail ballots, straining election offices and bewildering voters in one of the most hotly contested battlegrounds in the presidential election. More than 90% of those applications, or about 336,000, were denied as duplicates, primarily because people who had requested mail ballots for the state’s June 2 primary did not realize they had checked a box to be sent ballots for the general election, too. Voters have also been baffled by unclear or inaccurate information on the state’s ballot-tracking website… READ MORE

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