Lehigh County DA, lawmakers communicate out after investigation finds some folks dropped greater than 1 poll at drop containers

ALLENTOWN, Pa. – Lehigh County District Lawyer Jim Martin says investigators spent greater than eight days watching video surveillance of Lehigh County’s drop containers to find out if folks had damaged the regulation by dropping off extra than simply their very own poll.

“If we may display there was fraud we might prosecute. The actual fact of the matter is that we may display that in some situations folks dedicated a technical violation of the regulation by dropping two ballots as an alternative of 1,” Martin stated.

Martin says roughly 7% of the 4,026 voters noticed on the video dropped off multiple poll. He says prosecuting the lawbreakers can be not possible, as most had been carrying masks and couldn’t be recognized.

He says the drop field regulation is poorly written.

“We because the legislative majority particularly have to make clear this regulation in order that we do not make criminals of a whole lot of hundreds of people who find themselves simply making an attempt to train their proper to vote,” stated state Rep. Mike Schlossberg, (D)-District 132.

Schlossberg says till that is sorted out by lawmakers, county staff may be posted at drop containers throughout elections to implement the regulation.

Rep. Gary Day, (R)-District 187 says he is working to move seven payments he is written that embrace stiffer penalties and time stamps.

Each lawmakers say the problem of drop field safety is unquestionably going to warmth up forward of the midterm elections.

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