Posted: November 2, 2010
Rejected Absentee Ballots in Pennsylvania
With more voters choosing to cast absentee ballots, there's a risk that some of these voters will run into problems. An example is Bucks County, Pennsylvania, where over 900 absentee ballot applications have been rejected due to mismatched signatures and incorrect dates of birth, according to this report. In addition, the Republican Party challenged 270 absentee ballot applications on Friday afternoon. Such problems, which Charles Stewart has called "'leakage' in the absentee ballot pipeline" could make the difference in a close election and even fuel lawsuits over the outcome.