Nov. 23, 2020

HARRISBURG – Speaker of the House Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) issued the following statement in response to the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee (LBFC) voting down a request to perform an audit of the 2020 General Election.

“Pennsylvania’s 2020 election will be remembered for two things. Historic voter participation, both in person and by mail, and extraordinary and conflicting interventions into the election process by state courts and the secretary of State before election day.

“It is in the best interest of every resident, voter, candidate, and future Pennsylvanian to study all the impacts of these events, and a thorough audit is the best way to do that.

“I am disappointed the LBFC would choose to block such an important process in an open and transparent democracy. I am also surprised, considering we asked for a report to be completed on the primary, and did not hear any objections.

“Our chamber will continue to pursue policies that protect and promote election integrity. We still believe a complete audit is the best way to proceed and improve.”

Speaker Bryan Cutler
100th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives