House Speaker responds to court ruling on Act 77
HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania’s Speaker of the House Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) issued the following statement in response to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruling on the mail-in voting provisions of Act 77 of 2019
“From the moment it was signed into law, Act 77 has been subjected to consistent legal challenges attempting to change the law’s provisions, including security features designed to protect the integrity of our elections.
“However, what is not in dispute are the many problems that resulted from the Pennsylvania Department of State’s unlawful interventions, and previous actions by this Supreme Court to interfere in our election process and security measures.
“We applaud the efforts of Rep. Seth Grove, chair of the House State Government Committee, who has consistently worked to solve ongoing issues as a result of those actions. In fact, had the governor not vetoed House Bill 1300
, many of the deficiencies in the law would have already been addressed.
“Voters deserve the opportunity to make some of these changes on their own, which is why a bipartisan majority of both chambers supported constitutional amendments to reform Pennsylvania’s post-election auditing process, and voter identification requirements. Voter referendums on both subjects could be on the ballot as soon as May 2023.
“It is clear that in order for all Pennsylvanians to have full faith in our election processes and outcomes, further changes to our election law must be made to ensure all appropriate safeguards and security measures are in place and enforced.”
Speaker Bryan Cutler
100th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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