Pennsylvania’s historic election-reform law, which took effect on October 31, 2019, authorized no-excuse, mail-in voting and passed both houses of the legislature with strong bipartisan support. Originally driven principally by a desire to facilitate citizen-participation in elections, mail-in voting assumed new significance with the onset of the coronavirus pandemic.
Are you ready for the truth about PA's 2020 presidential election? Join Pitt's Institute of Politics and The Dick Thornburgh Forum for Law and Public Policy on Thurs., Feb. 4 at 7 p.m. as David Thornburgh, President and CEO of The Committee of Seventy, discusses the issues surrounding an election that has been relentlessly attacked as fraudulent by some but that most have concluded was free and fair. Mr. Thornburgh is considered by many to be PA's leading expert on elections. He was involved in the passage of the 2019 election-reform law, was a member of the Blue Ribbon Commission on Election Security empaneled by the Pitt Cyber Institute, chaired the PA Redestricting Reform Commission, and is the founder of Draw the Lines.