ALLEGHENY CO., Pa. — President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign filed a lawsuit against Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar and seven counties, including Allegheny, for an “unconstitutional two-track system” for the general election.
In the lawsuit filed Monday, the campaign alleges Pa. elections officials crated and implemented an “illegal two-tiered voting system” that resulted in “voters being held to different standards depending on how they chose to exercise their right to vote.”
Essentially, the lawsuit claims those who voted in-person on Election Day -- mainly supporters of Trump -- were subject to more scrutinous protocols, such as signature checks, poll watchers and transparent vote counting.
On the other hand, the Trump campaign said mail-in voting “lacked all of the hallmarks of transparency and verifiability that were present for in-person voters.”
This is one of several lawsuits filed by the Trump campaign so far related to the election.
In addition to Boockvar and Allegheny County, the lawsuit is filed against these other Pa. counties: Centre, Chester, Delaware, Philadelphia, Montgomery, and Northampton.
You can see the full lawsuit HERE.
Recently re-elected Attorney General Josh Shapiro issued the following statement regarding this latest lawsuit:
“This is the latest meritless lawsuit to challenge Pennsylvania’s election, which was overseen by bipartisan election officials and was lawful, fair and secure. For months, the vast majority of these lawsuits have been dismissed and found to have no merit by Courts at all levels, and this one is no different. I am confident Pennsylvania law will be upheld and the will of the people of the Commonwealth will be respected in this election.”
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