This is an extremely responsible, important statement from the majority leaders of the PA Senate and House. It deserves wide circulation because it makes clear that the voters will decide the election. This statement goes a long way to ensuring we will have an orderly end to the process. I have been highly critical of the PA Governor and legislature, but kudos to the legislative leaders for issuing this statement:
“Pennsylvania lawmakers have no role to play in deciding the presidential election“
We have said it many times and we will happily say it again: The Pennsylvania General Assembly does not have and will not have a hand in choosing the state’s presidential electors or in deciding the outcome of the presidential election.
To insinuate otherwise is to inappropriately set fear into the Pennsylvania electorate with an imaginary scenario not provided for anywhere in law — or in fact.
Pennsylvania law plainly says that the state’s electors are chosen only by the popular vote of the commonwealth’s voters.