PA GOP STATEMENT: Wolf maximizes voter confusion in aligning special election with General Election
Harrisburg, Pa. — Wednesday morning, Gov. Tom Wolf announced he will be maximizing voter confusion by calling a special election in the old 7th Congressional District on the same day voters elect a new Congressman in different districts.
He said he will be handling any potential upcoming Congressional retirements in the same manner unless they occur within 60 days of the General Election.
In response, Pennsylvania Republican Party Chairman Val DiGiorgio made the following statement:
“Having seen fit to sow the seeds of voter confusion by pushing for an unconstitutional process that prematurely developed a new Congressional map, Gov. Wolf now seeks to fertilize that same ground by holding this special election at the most confusing time possible and aligning it with the General Election.
“Gov. Wolf is also showing the extent to which he will work to shut out Republicans, and abandon the needs of Commonwealth residents, to advance his partisan agenda by leaving hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvania residents unrepresented in Washington D.C. as we continue to take action on major issues like national security, tax reform, and policies to improve the economy.
“Despite this, we will put our best effort forward and do whatever it takes to support our candidate in this—and any coming—special election as we work to maintain a majority Republican Congressional delegation.”