Senate Republican Leaders Encouraged SCOTUS Took Action to Allow Further Consideration of Constitutional Concerns

(HARRISBURG) – Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) and Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34) issued the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court indicated today that the constitutional concerns raised by Senate Republicans about the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s recent decision to implement election policy merit further consideration.

“Today’s decision underscores the issue that the decision by the PA Supreme Court to implement its own election policy means we may not know results until well after November 3.

“While the U.S. Supreme Court did not expedite a hearing, segregating the ballots means our Constitutional concerns could still be addressed after the election. We are encouraged that Justices Alito, Gorsuch and Thomas indicated there was a ‘strong likelihood that the State Supreme Court decision violates the Federal Constitution’ and they may hear this case after the election.

“We remain committed to working to uphold our Constitutional rights and democracy that our forefathers established.”

Contact: Kate Flessner – kflessner@pasen.gov

              Jenn Kocher – jkocher@pasen.gov