Teti and the firm’s leaders decided that the 2020 electoral process was important enough that they had to do all they could to protect the right to vote. The firm submitted amicus briefs in election-related cases, including Pennsylvania Democratic Party v. Boockvar, in which the Supreme Court upheld the right to vote by mail in Pennsylvania, a provision put in place in 2019 and made critically necessary during the pandemic and postal delays. And on Election Day and for nearly two weeks after, dozens of the firm’s attorneys hit the streets to support the exercise of democracy.
They visited polling places and precincts and fielded phone calls, answering voting-related questions, serving as resources on election law, and helping ensure that all eligible voters could cast their votes. After the polls closed, the attorneys gathered at the Pennsylvania Convention Center where Philadelphia mail-in votes were being counted. Over the next 10 days, Teti and other firm attorneys spent all day at the center, observing the methodical counting of paper ballots.