Last House Democratic Leader Joanna McClinton sat down with the chair of We The People-PA Action, Marc Stier, to talk about what is at stake in this election, the Democrat’s agenda for 2023, and why voters need to be focused not just on their individual members of the PA House and Senate, but on which party is in control. You can listen to the whole conversation or short clips from in by clicking on the picture or above or here.
Over the last three months, We The People–PA Action has been holding a series of candidate endorsement events and town halls with legislators and candidates who have endorsed our agenda. You can find links to these events below.Links to video and audio of the regional candidate endorsement events and to candidate forums held on Facebook Live.
Candidate Forums on Facebook Live
Marc, Vivienne, Jay and the We The People PA Action Team
Editorial Board Memo- Another blue shift coming in PA election returns
In late October of 2020, we released a paper titled, “2020 Election Expectations: High Numbers of Mail-Votes and the Blue Shift.” We explained that due to Democrats being far more likely than Republicans to vote by mail, the initial count of the votes on Election Day would show Republicans ahead in many state-wide and local races—but that as mail ballots were counted, there would be a “blue shift” as vote tallies showed Democrats’ number of votes catching up to, and in many cases surpassing, the Republicans’. We warned that Donald Trump and his followers would use the blue shift to buttress their claims that the 2020 election was rigged—claims that began long before Election Day.
Our predictions about the vote and about how the Republicans would use it to spread lies about vote fraud sadly turned out to be accurate.
I’m writing today to remind you that we expect a similar blue shift in the 2022 election in Pennsylvania. As of four days ago, of about 1.4 million mail ballots requested, just under 300,000 of those requests came from Republican registered voters while almost 1 million of the requests came from Democrats.
We expect mail ballots to be counted more quickly in 2022 than in 2020, both because there will be fewer of them and because the state is requiring all counties to count mail ballots through the night. But there will still be a blue shift as mail ballots are counted.
Thus, we should all expect that Mehmet Oz will be leading John Fetterman in the initial count of ballots released tomorrow evening. Doug Mastriano may well be leading Josh Shapiro. And Republican candidates for Congress in all but the districts with the most lop-sided voter registration might appear to be doing well. But many of these results will look different as mail ballots are counted.
We urge you to remind your readers that this is a likely result, not a sign of voter fraud.
The last thing we all need in the aftermath of the 2022 election is another “Big Lie” about the election results.
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