HARRISBURG – Senator Pat Stefano (R-32) applauded yesterday’s announcement that a bipartisan Senate panel will begin a comprehensive review of the 2020 General Election. The panel’s first hearing will review best practices of election integrity and security from other states on Monday, March 15 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Senate Chamber. The hearing will be live-streamed here.
The purpose of the Special Committee on Election Integrity and Reform is to focus on the review of the 2020 General Election. Members of the bipartisan Special Committee were appointed by President Pro Tempore Senator Jake Corman (R-34) in consultation with the Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa (D-43). Members of the Special Committee include Chairman Wayne Langerholc, Jr. (R-35), Senator Lisa Baker (R-20), Senator Lisa Boscola (D-18), Senator John Gordner (R-27), Senator Mike Regan (R-31), Senator Steve Santarsiero (D-10), Senator Sharif Street (D-3), Senator Lindsey Williams (D-38) and Senate Pro Tempore Jake Corman (R-34) as ex-officio.
“There has been a lot of discussion regarding the changes made by Act 77 of 2019 and the handling of the 2020 Election by the Department of State,” said Sen. Stefano. “Moving forward, it is important for us to examine what worked and more critically what did not work so that changes can be made to ensure confidence in our electoral system.”
Stefano added, “Pennsylvanians must know their concerns are being addressed. As a member of the State Government Committee, I look forward to reviewing the testimony this Committee will receive and its subsequent report with legislative recommendations.
The Special Committee is anticipated to produce a report that will be presented to the General Assembly and standing committees covering areas of legislative recommendations, as directed in the Senate Motion establishing the Special Committee.
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