Election officials in Democratic strongholds of Pennsylvania ”exceeded their authority in order to give voters preferential treatment,” but their work was sloppy and lazy and the courts ”need to stop them from destroying more evidence,” former House Speaker Newt Gingrich writes in a column for The Epoch Times.

Gingrich, citing a Nov. 21 lawsuit filed in district court, said officials in certain counties used ”a variety of illegal practices that were used to inflate the number of votes received by Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden, including disparate treatment of voters based on where they live and outright manipulation of Pennsylvania’s voter registration system by partisan activities.”

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”Specifically, election workers illegally ‘pre-canvassed’ mail-in ballots to determine whether they were missing a secrecy envelope or failed to include necessary information,” writes Gingrich. ”When ballots were found to be flawed, voters were given an opportunity to correct, or ‘cure,’ their ballots to make sure they counted. In at least some cases, Democrat Party officials were even given lists of voters to contact about curing their ballots.”

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