In the immediate wake of the 2020 election, social media platforms began to clamp down on what sort of opinions you could share about the integrity of the contest, and it truly didn’t matter who you were.
This was proven ultimately true when Twitter, (and subsequently Facebook), removed Donald Trump’s access to the platforms, despite the fact that he was, at the time, the sitting US President.
They suggested Trump was a danger to the nation at large, and that he words could foment some sort of violent political calamity.
Besides, they said, there weren’t enough instances of voter fraud or balloting mistakes to make a difference.
A new report from a public watchdog group seems to refute that suggestion.
The Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) released another stunning research brief on the 2020 election Thursday, this time reporting that more than 440,000 mail ballots in Pennsylvania “went missing or undeliverable” in a state Joe Biden won by a certified margin of just 80,555 votes.
“The 2020 General Election set a record in Pennsylvania for rejected mail ballots by election officials. Also, the state lost track of more ballots than the difference in votes between Trump and Biden,” PILF said in a statement that accompanied the release of the report.
A total of 3.1 million ballots were mailed to Pennsylvania voters in 2020. Of these, what happened to 425,606 of these mail ballots is “unknown,” according to data provided by the U.S. Election Assistance Commission and analyzed by PILF. In addition, 15,175 were determined to be “undeliverable,” while 34,171 mail ballots returned by voters were rejected by election officials.
And those numbers keep going…
All told, 440,781 mail ballots were either “undeliverable” or “unknown.” The number of “missing or undeliverable” mail ballots at 440,781 was nearly five times Biden’s 80,555 vote margin of victory.
The PILF’s work is far from over, however, with the group planning to continue researching the 2020 election for the foreseeable future.