Before the 2020 election, politicians in the capital of Pennsylvania passed a new law. It was called Act 77, and it created a 50-day, no-excuse, mail-in ballot rule. This law provided virtually no security or integrity for the most important election of our lifetimes, and it blatantly violated the state constitution.
This led to disastrous consequences. Joe Biden is now the president, in part, because of his share of questionable mail-in votes in Pennsylvania. Biden’s abhorrent policies and rhetoric have left us with rampant inflation, open borders, needless death and instability abroad in Afghanistan and Ukraine, and spiking violent crime in our cities—including my city of Philadelphia.
It has also caused millions of American patriots, including many of my fellow Pennsylvanians, to question the legitimacy of our government. Citizens who care about the rule of law want our elections to be free and fair. They do not want the playing field to be slanted in favor of one party over the other.
Our ruling elites have decreed that any question about election integrity with respect to 2020 is conspiracy-mongering at best, and treason at worst. Personalities on MSNBC, CNN, and other outlets constantly refer to the “Big Lie” in response to anyone who cites problems with the way the election was managed. Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton routinely refers to the 2016 election as “stolen,” and they have no problem with that. This ridiculous double standard has only deepened the distrust.
Here in Pennsylvania, we have a real, concrete problem with our election integrity, and it is no mere conspiracy theory. Act 77 already has been declared unconstitutional by Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Court, our state’s intermediate appellate court.
The Pennsylvania state constitution requires in-person voting unless you meet stringent requirements, such as serving in the armed forces or being genuinely disabled. If the politicians in Pennsylvania truly believed Act 77 was necessary, they should have tried to amend the state constitution. They failed to do that, and millions of ballots were cast under this illegal voting process.
The fight is now in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, where the court has reinstated the act pending their review. I am deeply concerned about what this portends regarding their potential ruling, and its direct impact on the upcoming elections in 2022.
That is why I will seek to intervene in the case, as a candidate for U.S. Senate with a vested interest in the outcome, and as an attorney and constitutional law expert with decades of experience. I will petition the court to join the suit as a party, and to make my arguments as to why Act 77 must not stand. If I am not permitted by the court to join as a party, I will seek to enter a brief amicus curiae, or friend of the court.
Election integrity is critical to the strength of the very fabric of our republic. Unless the people have confidence in the accuracy and fairness of our elections, our system of government simply does not work. It cannot be, as Abraham Lincoln famously said, a government of the people, by the people, and for the people.
While this fight against Act 77 is about election integrity, it also fits into a larger mosaic about which I care deeply—the rule of law and preservation of our great culture and nation. We must ensure that the rule of law prevails over naked partisanship and allowing our ballot boxes to be stuffed.
I intend to join the fight against Act 77, and I will be prepared to bring the fight all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, because I cannot sit on the sidelines. I must stand up for the integrity of our elections and health of our republic, and I hope many of my fellow Pennsylvanians stand with me.