FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 6, 2020
Douglas R. Smith
Erie, PA – Unattributed allegations about the backdating of mail-in ballots by the United States Postal Service in Erie County has some citizens angry and concerned. Election Board Chairman Carl Anderson III stands by the processes of the Erie County Elections Department that will bring the unofficial count to a close today.
“This story has nothing to do with the work and effort of the Erie County Board of Elections,” said Anderson. “The Erie Post Office under Postmaster Robert Weisenbach has been responsive and helpful to us. I believe the processes they use will stand as legitimate under scrutiny. We will continue to do our work and not get distracted by outside noise. The concern is about 130 ballots out of 135,000 cast ballots. They are not changing any outcomes. We will update our count to include them. The numbers are in a separate electronic silo, pending current litigation and a directive by the Pennsylvania Department of State. No further comment will be made, or needs to be made on this issue.”