Nonprofit alerts 63 Penn. counties of questionable voter rolls

"While most responses were good and helpful, a few were hostile and combative," group says.

Updated: June 20, 2022 - 5:41pm

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Look Ahead America, a nonprofit group run by former Trump campaign and administration officials, has alerted 63 counties in Pennsylvania regarding their questionable voter rolls, but has yet to hear back from 33 of them, with some responses being hostile. 

In March, LAA published a report of questionable and illegal voter registrations at PO boxes in Arizona and Pennsylvania. LAA followed up with the 63 affected counties in the Keystone state, providing clerks with the 1,359 potentially illegal and questionable voter registrations, according to a press release

The 33 counties that LAA has yet to hear from are: Adams, Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Berks, Bucks, Butler, Cambria, Centre, Clarion, Clearfield, Clinton, Crawford, Cumberland, Delaware, Fayette, Jefferson, Juniata, Lawrence, McKean, Mifflin, Montgomery, Northampton, Perry, Philadelphia, Pike, Snyder, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Union, Warren. 

Some of the replies clarified outdated information, while others said they would look into the matter or simply noted that they had received the information. 

But some replies were openly hostile.

Fulton County officials said: "In the future, before you baselessly accuse a county of illegally registering voters, I suggest that you support your allegations with the most recent available voter registration data and review the contents of said data before transmitting it. Have a wonderful day, and thank you for taking up a very busy time for all the counties at election time."

LAA's Director of Research, Ian Camacho, said in a statement: "While most responses were good and helpful, a few were hostile and combative. Noteworthy was that the two hostile counties, Lycoming and Fulton, used verbatim language in their responses, indicative of a coordinated response between clerks that parroted familiar language of the legacy media (i.e. 'baseless claims')."

This revealed a partisan slant and lack of due diligence, which was surprising behavior from county clerks in trusted positions of authority. Hopefully their citizens will remove them in the next election cycles for unprofessional behavior and a failure to act on this information."