Pennsylvania Voter Databases Experience ‘Widespread Outage’ As Midterms Near

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“This outage is currently impacting report, correspondence, and poll book generation,” says PA State Department.

A “widespread outage” is impacting voter databases across Pennsylvania, according to the commonwealth’s Department of State.

The department issued a memo Friday to all counties warning that the Statewide Uniform Registry of Electors (SURE) services that maintain accurate voting records is down.

“Commonwealth Enterprise is experiencing a widespread outage which is impacting various services of SURE. This outage is currently impacting report, correspondence, and poll book generation,” the memo states.

“A priority call was assembled to triage and investigate the cause. Enterprise teams are now working to resolve the outage,” it continues.

SURE, an agency within the Pennsylvania Department of State, describes its responsibilities as follows: “Overview of the statewide systems, Description of our top-down configuration and support all 67 counties, Highlight partnership w/counties, We assist with training & user development, Continuous improvement in processing and workflow for election administrators.”

It’s also tasked with ensuring “the integrity and accuracy of all registration records in the system by prohibiting unauthorized entry, modification or deletion of registration records.”

This comes after 15 Republican State Representatives sent a letter to the PA State Department last month claiming “counties have already mailed over 240,000 unverified ballots” statewide.

“According to the DoS data, as of October 21, 2022, a staggering 240,000 ballots are ‘NOT VERIFIED.’ That is an enormous number of ballots, which, according to the law, must be set aside and not counted for the 2022 General Election unless the voter produces ID,” the letter says.

This also comes after Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court codified universal mail-in voting in August.

Given these facts, it’s unsurprising that the state’s Acting Secretary of State warned voters to expects delays in vote counting and certification of the midterm election.

The groundwork appears to be laid for another election steal in the Keystone State.

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