Luzerne County Voters “Disenfranchised And Denied The Fundamental Right To Vote”

Yesterday, the federal Committee on House Administration held a Full Committee Hearing entitled “2022 Midterms Look Back Series: Government Voter Suppression in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.” As reflected in the prior holding of Luzerne County Common Pleas Judge Lesa Gelb and in the testimony yesterday, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania “[v]oters, through no fault of their own, were disenfranchised and denied the fundamental right to vote.” While Judge Gelb directed, as a result of the early morning ballot shortages, that the polling locations remain open an extra two hours, or until 10 PM, on November 8, 2022, the number of voters who arrived at the polling locations, only to be turned away, and never to return, is unknown. In this day in age, the failure to have sufficient ballots in a polling location is unfathomable. The fact that our Founding Fathers, in a transportation infastructure-less and computer-less society, were able to ensure that there were sufficient ballots for voters to vote, but some two hundred plus years later, we are unable to provide the same guarantee is incomprehensible. This is not a Republican, Democrat, Independent, Green…etc issue, as it affected individuals of every political party that sought to vote in Luzerne County on November 8, 2022. It is imperative that we ensure that individuals are never again disenfranchised and denied their fundamental right to vote anywhere in the United States. 

You can find the three hour committee hearing, witness list, and testimony here – 

If you have been disenfranchised and denied your fundamental right to vote, contact us today to discuss YOUR options!

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