HARRISBURG, March 4 – The House State Government Committee today heard about the vast protections put in place to ensure fraud-free elections in Pennsylvania and other states, according to the committee’s Democratic Chair Margo Davidson, D-Delaware. In its fourth of 14 planned hearings on the settled 2020 election, the committee took testimony from Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose and representatives from the Electronic Registration Information Center, Lycoming County’s election board and the Department of State on voter registration. Davidson said the testimony revealed the great protections in Pennsylvania’s registration system and the detailed processes for keeping voter registration lists current. “Ballot access is the single most American ideal Pennsylvania can provide to its citizens, yet the Republican majority has spent decades trying to prevent it from happening,” Davidson said. “New registration tools were put in place in 2019 and for the first time in a long time, people had more options and breathing room to exercise their constitutional right. But it worked so well that the GOP now wants to take it back.” She said questions from her Republican colleagues focused less on registration and more on obscure circumstances, like birth dates that don’t match up because of court orders protecting a voter’s identity, such as with protection from abuse orders. She said that if Republicans did Read more
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