Pennsylvania Lawmakers Find Common Ground in Some Election Reform Measures

While support for issues like voter ID is split along party lines in the Pennsylvania State House, there is bipartisan support for some election reform. When the General Assembly returns to Harrisburg in September, the Senate State Government Committee will consider eight election reform measures through a bill supported by Republican state Sen. David Argall, committee chair, and Democratic state Sen. Sharif Street, minority committee chair. The measures are recommendations from a report of the Senate Special Committee on Election Integrity and Reform, a bipartisan committee charged with reviewing all aspects of the 2020 General Election. The committee examined security of the vote before, during, and after election day; the accuracy and uniformity of the election processes; the impact of the judiciary on the election process; the impact and role of the former Secretary of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in issuing interpretations, guidance and instructions regarding the election process, and …

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