Pennsylvania Democrat officials sent out 240,000 ballots to people they could not verify either by their Social Security or Driver’s License numbers.
The Pennsylvania Voter-Not-Verified Vulnerability
Pennsylvania is one of fifteen states that do not require identification to vote. A lesser known fact is that Pennsylvania law does not require verification of identity or residency to register to vote. The verification requirements were removed via a Directive from the Department of State (DoS) which instructed counties to register applicants even if the applicant provided invalid identification or no identification. The DoS rationale for registering these unverified applicants is that many of the non-matches of ID numbers could be due to transposition of digits or derivation of the applicant’s given name. Based on the DoS directive, if an applicant simply affirms that they meet the age, citizenship, and residency requirements to become a qualified elector, the applicant must be registered regardless of verification of identity. See document from Verity Vote:
Fifteen Republican State Representatives sent a letter to Acting Secretary of the Commonwealth Leigh Chapman after they discovered that over 240,000 illicit ballots were sent out in the state prior to the 2022 midterm elections.
According to Verity Vote, 125,000 of those have already been returned.