– In response to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision to uphold the Commonwealth Court ruling regarding mail-in ballots in Lehigh County, Rep. Seth Grove (R-Dover), chair of the House State Government Committee, issued the following statement:
“The decision by the state Supreme Court further highlights the need to reform Pennsylvanian’s confusing election law. In fact, this is an issue that never should have existed had Gov. Tom Wolf not vetoed a previous version of the Voting Rights Protection Act. Like the previous version of the bill, the new incarnation includes a method to allow voters to cure, or fix, minor errors, such as not dating a security envelope.
“Instead of costing taxpayers’ money through this ill-conceived lawsuit, the governor should read the new Voting Rights Protection Act, particularly the sections where it states solutions to a problem which simply should not exist.
“I sincerely hope the governor takes this case into consideration, as well as others, including one in which he said his wife illegally returned his mail-in ballot in York County for him, when the bill reaches his desk again.”