On October 14th, 2020, Trib Live reported that between 35,000 and 40,000 mail-in ballots for Allegheny County voters were printed but not yet mailed. Another 19,564 ballots needed to be reprinted after a third-party vendor mailed incorrect ballots to 28,879 Allegheny County voters.
The total number of ballots waiting to be mailed to voters as of October 14th, 2020 was between 54,564 and 59,564.
However, according to PA Open Data 2020 General Election Mail-in Ballot data, only 51,153 main-in ballots were sent after October 14th, 2020.
That means between 3,411 and 8,411 ballots that were requested by Allegheny County voters were never sent.
On October 19th, Trib Live reported that 64,604 mail-in ballots were sent to voters.
However, PA Open Data reports only 62,903 mail-in ballots were sent to voters before October 20th, 2020, resulting in 1,701 unaccounted for ballots.
On September 14th, 2020, the Erie County Clerk of Elections stated that sending out mail-in ballots to voters before the ticket was finalized could prevent the State from certifying the election results.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court finalized the Presidential ticket on September 17th, 2020, when the Court removed the Green Party Presidential candidate from the ticket.
However, Erie County received 332 mail-in ballots before September 18th, 2020.
On October 5th, 2020, the Erie County Clerk of Elections stated that “nearly 21,000 mail-in ballots” had been mailed and 164 ballots were returned.
However, according to PA Open Data, Erie County mailed 44,960 and received 482 ballots before October 6th, 2020.
That means at least 23,960 more ballots were mailed to Erie County residents that the Erie County Clerk of Elections claimed. Additionally, Erie County received 318 more mail-in ballots than the Clerk of Elections stated.
Underestimating mail-in ballot requests by more than 200% raises valid causes for concern.