PHILADELPHIA— All Voting is Local Action – Pennsylvania State Director Scott Seeborg issued the following statement in response to Pennsylvania Senate Republicans refusal to swear-in their colleague, Jim Brewster, who won his state legislative seat in November’s general election:

“This is a miscarriage of democracy. Our Senate leaders in Harrisburg must heed the will of the people who voted for Sen. Jim Brewster and uphold the electoral process.

“You cannot undermine democracy to bolster your claim at legitimacy without undoing it for all Americans and seeding chaos. The people have spoken, the courts have spoken, and right now, we need the Pennsylvania Senate, led by Sen. Jake Corman, to end this frivolous charade and seat their colleague. Instead of rolling back voters’ access to the ballot, lawmakers must focus on rebuilding Pennsylvania’s fractured economy as their constituents continue to endure the COVID-19 pandemic. If not, they set a dangerous precedent. Voters choose who governs this country, not politicians. Voters will not be silenced.”