AFPI’s Director of the Center for Election Integrity (CEI), Hogan Gidley, issued the following statement regarding today’s Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court decision – declaring Act 77 unconstitutional
“Pennsylvania law is clear – allowing no-excuse mail-in voting requires a change to Pennsylvania's Constitution. That did not happen with Act 77. As a result, today, Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Court correctly declared Act 77 unconstitutional, which is a step in right direction to ensure voters are protected in Pennsylvania. Those who would ignore the Constitution and instead push measures designed to make it easy to cheat are, not surprisingly, expected to file an immediate appeal. As this case most likely heads toward the state Supreme Court, Pennsylvania’s no excuse mail-in voting has eroded the peoples’ belief in the election process at a time when polling shows a majority of Americans on both sides of the political divide have lost faith, trust, and confidence in the outcome of elections. CEI hopes the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ultimately decides to uphold the state‘s Constitution instead of participating in purely political activism,” said Hogan Gidley.