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Pennsylvania Still Unsure How Many Voted in 2020 Elections

We appear to be no closer to definitive answers

A Pennsylvania state official revealed this week it is still uncertain how many people voted in the November elections. One of the most lucrative battleground states which have heeded multiple lawsuits and voter fraud accusations, we appear to be no closer to definitive answers.

Just the News reports, “Pennsylvania was thrown back into the limelight this week when a group of Republican state representatives claimed to have found ‘troubling discrepancies between the numbers of total votes counted and total number of voters who voted’ in the state last month.”

A press release announcing the findings stated, “a comparison of official county election results to the total number of voters who voted on November 3, 2020, as recorded by the Department of State shows that 6,962,607 total ballots were reported as being cast.”

However, “DoS/SURE system records indicate that only 6,760,230 total voters actually voted” added the release. The SURE system stand’s for Pennsylvania’s Statewide Uniform Registry of Electors, the state’s registration database, which is run by the state’s Bureau of Election Security and Technology, administered by the Department of State.

Pennsylvania’s State Department disputed the representatives’ allegations of mismatched vote totals according to spokeswoman Wanda Murren. Oddly, Murren stated to Just the News, “at this time…there are still a few counties that have not completed uploading their vote histories to the SURE system. These counties, which include Philadelphia, Allegheny, Butler and Cambria, would account for a significant number of voters.”

When asked to clarify how the Department could certify the election without knowing the total number of voters, Murren replied: “Each county certifies the vote totals for each individual candidate. The secretary’s certification is based on the certifications from each county. In Pennsylvania, it is the counties that are authorized to administer all aspects of elections – from voter registration to canvassing the ballots.”

With answers and “clarification” like Murren’s, no wonder we are all left clueless.

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