HARRISBURG — All Voting is Local Pennsylvania State Director Scott Seeborg issued the following statement in response to the Pennsylvania House Committee on State Government’s passage, along party lines, of House Resolution 1032:
“This isn’t oversight, it is obstruction. Pennsylvania’s Department of State must be allowed to do its job. Our democracy is sacred and our votes are too important to allow any politically motivated interference in running a free and fair election where all voices are heard.
“We know election officials throughout Pennsylvania are busy preparing for an unprecedented election during a pandemic. The excessive probing by Harrisburg politicians will hinder county officials from protecting our democracy and doing the very important work of ensuring that every eligible voter can cast a ballot that counts. The House must reject this resolution.”
The resolution authorizes the House Speaker to handpick members to a Select Committee with subpoena powers – including the authority to subpoena voters. Further, the Select Committee would have the ability to directly intervene in active election operations and potentially subpoena election officials.