Today Governor Tom Wolf released a statement condemning Pennsylvania Republicans for their actions to undermine election security in Pennsylvania, spread lies and conspiracy theories about the Pennsylvania election, and waste millions of dollars. of taxpayers:
“Let’s be very clear, this request for information is just one more step to undermine democracy, confidence in our elections and to capitulate to Donald Trump’s conspiracy theories on the 2020 elections. direct continuation of the same lies that culminated in the attack on Capitol Hill, and which have done so much to destabilize our political institutions in the ten months since last year’s elections. As even members of the Republican caucus in Pennsylvania have recognized, this masquerade must end.
“Senate Republicans would rather deal with the fringe elements of their party who always perpetuate the big lie rather than focus on the issues that affect the lives of Pennsylvanians. Election security is not a game and should not be treated with such negligence. Shame on Senate Republicans for their latest attempt to destabilize our electoral system through a bogus investigation that will needlessly cost taxpayers millions of dollars.
“We continue to strongly oppose any effort that would compromise the security and integrity of Pennsylvania electoral materials, infrastructure and personal information, while undermining confidence in our election by bringing an Arizona-style circus to Pennsylvania.” .
“We absolutely need Republicans to take election security seriously and stop playing games for political purposes. “