Governor says his position on voter ID hasn’t changed

LOGANSVILLE, Pa. — With talks on wider election-related legislation at a standstill, Gov. Tom Wolf says his position on expanding Pennsylvania’s voter identification requirements hasn’t changed, and that he’s against anything that would “suppress the vote.”

When Wolf vetoed a Republican-penned election bill on June 30, he cited a list of reasons, including imposing additional voter ID restrictions. Hours later, at a news conference, he said, “we can have that conversation” about whether Pennsylvania’s existing voter ID requirements are enough.

On Thursday, he said, “I’m willing to have a conversation about voting reform. ... But if you’re trying to suppress the vote, that’s just a nonstarter for me.”