HARRISBURG – Interim Pennsylvania House State Government Committee Majority Chairman Seth Grove (R-Dover) announced Tuesday that the committee will begin holding hearings on the process undertaken in the 2020 election.
"Regardless of outcomes it is incumbent upon the Legislature to ensure that Pennsylvania has free, fair and secure elections. Over the course of the past several weeks, Pennsylvania's elections experienced a process failure because of undue and ill-conceived interference in our elections by the Pennsylvania Department of State and five Democrat justices on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. We need to investigate what transpired so we can develop a comprehensive legislative fix to ensure that the people of Pennsylvania can have faith in their future elections,” Grove said. “That review must happen now, while all the evidence remains before us and the events leading up to our General Election are fresh in the minds of all participants."
Pennsylvania House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) supported the effort and agreed that the committee’s work should begin immediately.
"A thorough review of this year's election process is necessary. Having safe and secure elections with reliable results should not be a Republican or Democrat issue. That is why we are using the bipartisan standing committee structure to handle this legislative function,” Benninghoff said. “The time for reviewing the 2020 election is now, while the incidents and concerns of the election are before us, to guarantee that future elections are conducted with the integrity and confidence Pennsylvanians and Americans deserve.”
Representative Seth Grove
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Representative Kerry Benninghoff
Pennsylvania House Majority Leader
171st Legislative District