Several residents of Delaware County Pennsylvania filed a lawsuit Thursday against the former Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar, Delaware County, the Delaware County Board of Elections, and more than a dozen individual elected officials.
The suit followed Wednesday’s night release of videotapes taken by a whistleblower capturing concerning behavior by several elected officials in the Keystone state.
A source familiar with the lawsuit provided access to the tapes, reporting the then-unnamed whistleblower had come forward with video evidence purporting to show Delaware County, Pennsylvania election officials destroying records from the November 2020 general election.
The videos were also filed with a 91-page complaint.
The complaint, filed by Delaware County residents, prevented both detailed alleged violations of state election law during the November 2020 election and claims of a
conspiracy after the election to hide the numerous problems and illegalities that occurred during the last presidential election.
While the minutiae of the election law recited in the complaint may escape the public’s notice, allegations that the defendants conspired to destroy or alter election data, materials, and equipment, “to prevent the discovery of the fraudulent results of the November 3, 2020 election, and the violation of various state and federal election laws,” when coupled with the videos, may finally awaken the sleeping masses to the cause of election integrity.
After detailing the purported violations of election law and the alleged destruction of election records and the claimed conspiracy, the complaint presented five legal theories for recovery, with Count I for common law fraud, Count II for fraudulent misrepresentation, Count III for negligent misrepresentation, Count IV for a claim for common law quo warranto, which apparently is a Pennsylvania claim for fraud related to elections and Count V for Mandamus and Equitable Relief.
While, if true, the allegations seem to point to violations of the law, none of the claims alleged seem a close fit to the facts referred to the court in the complaint. Also troubling is grasping the remedy the plaintiffs seek.
THREAD: Delaware County, PA lawsuit has many more details beyond the whistleblower videos I posted last night. Posting several excerpts until complaint is live. pic.twitter.com/hiAkub5q7l— Margot Cleveland (@ProfMJCleveland) November 18, 2021
Typically money damages are awarded for fraud, but how do you monetize the harm to a voter when he is disenfranchised by election officials who counted illegal or fraudulent votes? Likewise, what court order (or mandamus) or other injunction could make the plaintiffs whole again.
The litigation, however, may have served another purpose: To highlight what the plaintiffs insist were widespread violations of state and federal election law and to expose the
the alleged conspiracy to cover up those queries and thereby prevent a repeat in future elections.
Still, the videos may not be enough for those so blinded by their distaste for former President Trump that they fail to see the real threat to our democracy: elections without integrity and an electorate unable to trust the official outcome.