Friday, October 21, 2022
Washington, D.C. – Today, an equally divided Pennsylvania Supreme Court left in place a manifestly incorrect lower court opinion that prevents this year’s election from being uniformly administered. Because it could not break a 3-3 tie, the Court could not overturn the lower court’s erroneous decision allowing rogue, largely Democrat counties to violate the law by permitting certain voters to “cure” defects in their ballots, while voters in law-abiding counties are denied the same opportunities. As a result, the votes of some citizens in this election will count more than others, depending on the voter’s zip code and even their political affiliation.
Derek Lyons, RITE’s President and CEO, issued the following statement:
Today’s deadlock from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court is a disappointing missed opportunity to promote the uniform administration of elections and protect the equality of each citizen’s vote. RITE will continue to support litigants who believe in these values and who understand that it is both unlawful and a threat to democracy to treat a ballot differently based on where it comes from and what party it might benefit.
Co-founded in 2022 by National Finance Chairman Steve Wynn, Senior Advisor Karl Rove, and Chairman of the Board Bobby R. Burchfield, RITE is a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization dedicated to protecting the rule of law in elections. Working with some of the finest lawyers in the country, RITE supports faithful enforcement of valid, properly enacted and adopted laws and regulations that promote secure, efficient, and accurate elections throughout the United States.