There are at least 21,000 dead people registered on the state of Pennsylvania’s voter rolls, according to a lawsuit filed by a legal group.
A lawsuit filed on Thursday by the Public Interest Legal Foundation claims that there are tens of thousands of deceased registrants on voter rolls in Pennsylvania. The amended lawsuit filed against the Pennsylvania Department of State alleges that Pennsylvania failed to “reasonably maintain voter registration records under federal and state law” during the 2020 presidential election cycle.
The lawsuit alleges that a vast majority are from over a year ago. According to the lawsuit, 92% of the 21,000 deceased people on Pennsylvania’s voter rolls died earlier than October 2019. Thousands of the alleged registered dead people reportedly died over five years ago.
“As of October 7, 2020, at least 9,212 registrants have been dead for at least five years, at least 1,990 registrants have been dead for at least ten years, and at least 197 registrants have been dead for at least twenty years … Pennsylvania still left the names of more than 21,000 dead individuals on the voter rolls less than a month before one of the most consequential general elections for federal officeholders in many years,” the filing states.