EXCLUSIVE: 116,840 ballot dates updated in official PA database, 69,004 ballots were received after the 3rd and 19,660 after the 6th.(UPDATED)
UPDATE: On December 16th, PA.gov released another update to the Mail Ballot Request database. This Fact List has been updated to include the data from the most recent release. This is ever evolving research and you can see past versions of this Fact List here.
FACT 1: OpenDataPA allowed anyone to download the Mail Ballot Request CSV database showing the life cycle of every mail-in/absentee ballot, which PA periodically updates.
FACT 2: There have been 4 known versions up this database so far. A Nov 6th Version, Nov 10th Version, Nov 16th Version, and Dec 16th Version. The changes between versions were never disclosed to the public.
Anomalies and irregularities have been a found in all versions. The Nov 10th Version showed 23,305 ballots having a “Returned” date before their actual “Mailed” date. The Nov 16th Version change most of the ballots, leaving only 185 ballots with this anomaly. The December 16th version has only 181.
With each updated version, ballots are deleted. There were 9,763 fewer ballot entries between the Nov 10th Version and Nov 16th Version. 3,687 fewer ballot entries between the Nov 16th Version and the December 16th Version.
The Texas Lawsuit lays out many of the impossible anomalies from the Nov 10th Version.
FACT 3: Access to the database was blocked on November 21st after viral videos drew public attention and then were unblocked on November 25th after Pennsylvania certified Vice President Joe Biden on November 24th.
FACT 4: On December 3rd, HereIsTheEvidence released the HereIsTheEvidence Analyzer to enable anyone (including journalists) to verify/find anomalies in election data.
The HereIsTheEvidence Analyzer was applied to the December 16th dataset and this is what was found:
1. 161,774 mail-in ballot records were changed between Nov 10th version and the Dec 16th Version. Of the changes, 116,840 ballots were given new return dates.
Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that any ballots without a postmark should “be presumed to have been mailed by Election Day” unless there was strong evidence to the contrary.
The evidence from official records show that 116,840 mail-in ballots have had changed “Return Date” entries between November 10th and December 16th.
3. 19,660 ballots were marked “Returned” after November 6th.
Pennsylvania Supreme Court usurped established Pennsylvania legislation to allow ballots to be counted if received by November 6th. Ballots received after the 6th were to be rejected.
Pennsylvania rejected 7,411 in the 2020 election, as of November 20th.
4. Counties allowed new ballots to be filled out after the election.
Pennsylvania’s deadline for mail-in applications was October 27th, yet new ballots were being filled out and submitted daily.
Berks county was filling out and submitting new ballots on November 16th.
6. As laid out in the Texas lawsuit, Pennsylvania’s mail-in ballot anomalies at 118,426 affected ballots. The anomalies from this December 16th version shows:
- 161,774 records have alterations
- Of these alterations:
- 116,840 were Returned Dates changes
- 69,004 were marked “Returned” after Nov 3rd
- 19,660 were marked “Returned” after Nov 6th
- Of these alterations:
- 13,450 ballots have been deleted since Nov 10th
- 10,415 Return Date with no Mail Date
- 5,052 Applications Returned after Ballot Mailed
- 1,034 Applications Approved after Application Returned
Mail-in ballots touched by alterations, illegality, or anomalies in Pennsylvania
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