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Pro-life voters heard loud and clear in Pennsylvania on Election Day

by | Nov 4, 2020

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative/PAC Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation

Whatever the outcome of the Presidential race in Pennsylvania—and it could be days before that is known– it is clear that pro-life voters made their voices heard loud and clear in the Keystone State.

Enthusiasm for pro-life candidates was high in the Commonwealth, which is considered a bellwether state for electoral contests.

Preliminary vote counts indicate that the PA House and Senate will maintain their pro-life majorities. This is all the more amazing considering the amount of money pro-abortion forces poured into Pennsylvania. 

Groups such as EMILY’s List and Planned Parenthood brought a deluge of dollars into the state in an attempt to oust pro-life officeholders. But what pro-life advocates lacked in money they made up in enthusiasm and dedication.

Indeed, pro-life Congressmen such as Rep. Dan Meuser (R-9), Rep. Lloyd Smucker (R-11), Rep. Fred Keller (R-12), Rep. John Joyce (R-13), Rep. Guy Reschenthaler (R-14), Rep. G.T. Thompson (R-15) and Rep. Mike Kelly (R-16), all had impressive showings. These Congressmen are unabashedly pro-life and had the strong support of both National Right to Life and the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation PAC.

 Pro-life advocates were highly engaged in Election 2020. More than 400,000 pro-life voter’s guides were distributed statewide. Pro-life radio ads and newspaper ads educated thousands of voters throughout the state. And pro-life activists were engaged like never before on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

As of this writing, questions remain about the reliability of some Pennsylvania election results. A massive drive for mail-in votes proved to be more than local county boards of election could handle. In fact, some counties delayed counting mail-in votes until today.

One voter said that, when she reported to the polls to vote, a poll worker told her she had already voted by absentee ballot. She had not. As it turns out, it was a case of mistaken identity. Still, the voter had to vote by provisional ballot—and there is no guarantee provisional ballots will be counted in Pennsylvania.

The situation regarding delayed vote-counting has become so contentious that pro-life Pennsylvania state Senators have called on the Commonwealth’s chief election officer, pro-abortion Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar, to resign. 

So far, she’s refused.         

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