All eyes were on Pennsylvania during the days of ballot counting following the November presidential election, as allegations and rumors of voting irregularities spread like wildfire. While the results ultimately were upheld, distrust in our representative government remains as does a deep suspicion that elected leaders are legitimate.
Before the next election, Pennsylvania needs to look into ways the state can protect its elections, restore confidence, and avoid this turmoil in the future.
A recent poll by the Opportunity Solutions Project reveals several commonsense steps Pennsylvania can take to safeguard their elections. Actions that have proven to be widely popular across the political spectrum include using existing technology to livestream ballot counting and monitor ballot drop boxes, imposing penalties on officials who mislead the public, and requiring mail-in ballots to be postmarked by Election Day.