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Allegheny County to Count 2,349 Undated Ballots

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On Tuesday, The Allegheny County Board of Elections in Pittsburgh, PA voted to count 2,349 ballots that were mailed without dates, Fox News is reporting.

The Board of Elections voted 2 to 1 to count those votes. 

Councilman Sam DeMarco voted against the motion, stating that he would side with the law as it is written, which says the ballot mailing envelope must contain the date.

The ballots arrived on or before Election Day and were stamped with a date when they were received, according to Elections employees.

“They applied on time, received their ballots, voted their ballots, returned them on time with their signature, their printed name, their address. The only thing they’re missing is their date,” said county solicitor Andrew Szefi. “They were received timely, and our ballot sorting machine imprints a date received on each envelope as they’re scanned.”

The undated ballots will be further analyzed to confirm they are eligible ballots. So far, more than 2,600 ballots have been deemed ineligible after review.

Szefi explained that envelopes without dates will only be counted once they are throughly reviewed and meet the standards of an eligible ballot. If an undated ballot was a “naked ballot” — not placed within the secrecy envelope — or if the secrecy envelope had markings on it, it wouldn’t be counted.

On Monday, The Trump Campaign filed a lawsuit against Secretary of the Commonwealth, Kathy Boockvar and the boards of election in Allegheny and six other counties. The lawsuit claims equal protection violations, including an illegal, two-tiered voting system that treated voters who sent mail-in ballots differently than those who voted in person. The lawsuit also alleges that in-person voters were required to show identification while mail-in voters were not.

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House Republicans Subpoena DOJ for Records of Biden’s Interview with Special Counsel

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Special Counsel Robert Hur determined that President Joe Biden not only mishandled classified documents, but he also declined to press charges against him because his advanced age and declining memory would influence a potential jury.

“Mr. Biden will likely present himself to the jury, as he did during his interview with our office, as a sympathetic, well-meaning, elderly man with a poor memory,” Hur wrote.

House Republicans have subpoenaed the Department of Justice (DOJ) for the interview transcripts, audio, notes and video files from Hur’s interview with Biden which transpired during the investigation.

“The Committees further seek to understand whether the White House or President Biden’s personal attorneys placed any limitations or scoping restrictions during the interviews with Special Counsel Hur or Mr. Mark Zwonitzer precluding or addressing any potential statements directly linking President Biden to troublesome foreign payments,” the lawmakers said in a subpoena cover letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland.

“Special Counsel Hur’s report outlined that classified documents Joe Biden stashed for years relate to countries where his family cashed in on the Biden brand. We owe it to the American people to provide transparency and accountability about the extent of Joe Biden retaining sensitive materials and the concerns raised about his current mental state and fitness to be President of the United States,” Comer said in a statement. Comer, Jordan and Ways and Means Committee Chairman Jason Smith (R., Mo.) are leading the impeachment inquiry.

“Special Counsel Robert Hur’s investigation into President Biden’s mishandling of classified documents made two things clear: there’s a double standard of justice in this country and Joe Biden isn’t fit for office. The transcripts and materials from his investigation are critical to our oversight work,” Jordan stated.

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