MY LAST ELECTIONS BLOG POST… until the next one…

Many of you know that I’ve spent most of my legal career involved with elections administration and law. So, after resolving some 700 Provisional Ballot challenges at a Saturday hearing, on November 14th, I have some thoughts:

  1. AIN’T NO ELECTION FRAUD!!! Not in Allegheny County, PA, the other 66 PA Counties or anywhere else in the US where we voted on November 3. Baseless allegations and reports to the contrary, there might be inadvertent errors, which will be corrected upon final tabulation, but no fraud, scheme, conspiracy, skullduggery and/or chicanery. None
  2. Anyone who assets that there was fraud in last week’s elections is a lying fool, to assert these things or believe these things
  3. It might be good for business, for media or others but these fraud allegations, insult and defame tens of thousands of people, who have taken sworn oaths, to process voters and votes properly, according to law. I count myself as one of the people who have been defamed and whose integrity has been questioned
  4. One may not like the results of an election, but just because “your” candidate lost, does not indicate fraud. Consider the simple proposition that the candidate that receives the most votes wins the election. Basic functioning of the American electoral system
  5. Attacks on the validity of our elections system over the years has and continues to undermine confidence in our system of elections and vote tallying
  6. Elections are like buses. Another one is coming along, with a new set of candidates and issues

With Thanksgiving fast approaching, do your best to appreciate and protect our system of selecting our representatives, locally and nationally. Please.

– Allan Opsitnick

Author: opsitnickslaw

Allan J. Opsitnick J.D. and B.A. Degrees, University of Pittsburgh

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