Corman: U.S. Supreme Court Decision Underscores Concerns About Changing Guidance from PA Secretary of State

(HARRISBURG) – Following the U.S. Supreme Court decision Friday ordering all ballots received by Pennsylvania counties after 8 p.m. on Nov. 3 to be segregated, secured and, if counted, done so separately, PA Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34) issued the following statement on the Court’s decision:

“The U.S. Supreme Court affirmed what we have been saying – Secretary Boockvar changed the rules for the counties after telling the Court that ballots would only be segregated. The Court said it was not aware the Secretary’s original guidance, which had an ‘important bearing on the question whether to order special treatment of the ballots in question had been modified.’

“The constantly changing guidance has resulted in inconsistent handling of ballots across the counties. Her actions are nothing but a partisan effort to cause chaos and mistrust. The rebuke by the Supreme Court underscores how Secretary Boockvar’s action have weakened the confidence in our voting system and Pennsylvania’s election results.”

Contact – Jenn Kocher – jkocher@pasen.gov