– Pennsylvania House Republican Leader Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) issued the following statement Friday on the Commonwealth Court order in Cutler v. Chapman:
“Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Court today decided to ignore basic math and prior law in ordering all three of these elections be held together on Feb. 7.
“Instead of resolving a dispute where the answer was self-evident based on the numbers, the court took the path of least resistance and thereby weakened the foundations of our republic and faith in the rule of law.
“This case was about who can exercise certain functions based upon simple numbers. House Republicans remained steadfast and consistent in our desire to hold elections and fill these seats in the normal course of business, and not through illegitimate loopholes.”
Republican Leader Bryan Cutler
100th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives