HARRISBURG – Today, the Pennsylvania House Republican Caucus joined with the Pennsylvania Senate Republican Caucus in an Application for Stay of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s election decision in PA Democratic Party v. Boockvar.
In response, Pennsylvania House Speaker Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) and House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) made the following statement:
“We believe the right to vote is not only fundamental, but that a secure, consistent, and reliable election system is paramount to having faith in the legitimacy of the government elected by it. The election system approved by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court is not found in current law and opens the door to diminishing everyone’s vote by fraud or misconduct.
“Last week, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued an openly partisan decision ignoring the federal and state constitutions that jeopardizes the security and integrity of our elections and will potentially put Pennsylvania in the middle of a disastrous national crisis as the world awaits for our Commonwealth to tally election results days or weeks following Election Day.
“We will vigorously uphold the federal Constitution’s delegation to the General Assembly to determine the time, place, and manner of elections and we are seeking a stay of implementation of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s decision in PA Democratic Party v. Boockvar
as we raise these serious and consequential issues in Federal Court.”
Speaker Bryan Cutler
100th Legislative District
Representative Kerry Benninghoff
Pennsylvania House Majority Leader
171st Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives