Jul. 21, 2022

HARRISBURG – In response to the Department of State finally certifying 2022 Primary Election results from 64 out of 67 counties, Rep. Seth Grove (R-York), chairman of the House State Government Committee, issued the following statement:

“We are witnessing, once again, an election crisis playing out in the courts, and it is hindering the ability to move forward to the General Election in November. It further highlights the need for meaningful election reform in Pennsylvania so we have fair and uniform elections, as prescribed in the state Constitution, across the Commonwealth. 

“It should not have taken the Department of State more than two months since the Primary Election to certify the result from 64 counties. The move by the department is only creating setbacks for the rest of the counties, and its lawsuit is only causing more turmoil throughout the state.  

“I find it rather ironic this certification of most elections in the 2022 primary came on the heels of my press conference where I released my third election report in three years, Election Reform in Pennsylvania: Missed Opportunities and Continued Chaos. It should not take a scathing report on the status of elections for the acting secretary of State to do her job.

“It’s well past time for the department and the Wolf administration to stop causing more politically driven confusion in our elections, but rather to work with the Legislature to make it easy to vote and hard to cheat for all Pennsylvanians.”

The election report can be found here.

Representative Seth Grove
196th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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