HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Wolf, along with Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar and Philadelphia City Commissioner Al Schmidt on Wednesday emphasized that Pennsylvania had a free, fair and secure election ahead of Congress’ count of electoral votes.
Wolf called all of the efforts made by Congressional Republicans to overturn the election results “disgraceful,” and said they must be rejected.
“Republican members of the Pennsylvania Congressional delegation plan to object to the counting of Pennsylvania’s electoral votes by claiming the election was compromised, and that our electoral votes are suspect,” said Wolf. “This is an outrageous lie, and they are undermining our democracy by recklessly repeating that lie to deceive the American people.”
Wolf emphasized that allegations of fraud and illegal activity in the 2020 election have been repeatedly dismissed by courts.
“Today, these Republican Congressman have a choice. They can stand with our country and uphold our constitution, or they can stand by a single defeated politician pushing baseless claims in an attempt to overturn an election,” Wolf said.
“Pennsylvania held a free, fair, and secure election, with extraordinary transparency at every stage,” said Secretary of State Boockvar. “We are so thankful to the election officials and poll workers, Republican and Democrat, who worked tirelessly amidst the global pandemic so that eligible voters could exercise their fundamental right to vote. Thanks to these dedicated workers, millions of Pennsylvanians of every political party participated in record numbers and had their voices heard.”
Philadelphia City Commissioner Al Schmidt added, “All Pennsylvania voters should have confidence in the election results in Philadelphia. Our dedicated county employees worked under incredibly stressful circumstances to provide a fair and accurate election. Pennsylvanians can be proud that Philadelphia had the most transparent and secure election in the history of our city.”
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