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November 5, 2020

WASHINGTON – The Republican National Committee and Donald J. Trump for President, Inc. filed a lawsuit today challenging the Pennsylvania Secretary of Commonwealth’s unilateral actions to extend the voter ID deadline set by law, circumventing state law and bringing more chaos and uncertainty to the process.

“Shrouded in secrecy, Democrats continue to make voting changes in the eleventh hour that will only dilute the integrity of the vote, delay results, and diminish confidence in the outcome. The RNC and Trump Campaign are prepared to take all legal actions to ensure the integrity of the election, and that includes holding rogue Democrat officials accountable. The eyes of a nation are on Pennsylvania, and they must follow the letter of the law that this election and American voters demand.” – RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel

The Help America Vote Act (HAVA) requires that certain first-time voters provide identification when voting. Secretary Boockvar – three days ago at the eleventh hour – unilaterally re-wrote Pennsylvania Election Code to move the deadline for those first-time voters voting absentee to provide missing proof of identification several days past the state deadline. This action flagrantly violates the state election code and will only serve to further delay the results of Pennsylvania’s outcome and raise questions about which ballots should be lawfully counted.

You can view the filing here:

The RNC and its Republican allies will continue to fight back against Democrat efforts to move the goal posts and count unlawful ballots. The RNC and Trump campaign have over 500 volunteer lawyers and multiple firms engaged in Pennsylvania, and are fully prepared to litigate as necessary to ensure the integrity of the process.

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