Conklin, legislators call out attempts to undermine elections

Ask House Republicans to schedule votes on pre-canvassing

STATE COLLEGE, Sept. 14 – With just seven legislative session days left before the General Election on November 8, state Rep. Scott Conklin and other PA House Democrats decried attempts to undermine elections in Pennsylvania and called on Harrisburg’s Republican leaders to pass a clean pre-canvassing bill, which county election official across Pennsylvania have requested.

Conklin has introduced standalone legislation (H.B. 2625) that would allow counties to pre-canvass mail-in and absentee ballots earlier. The bill was referred to the House State Government Committee but has been held up thanks to the House Republican committee chairman and leadership. The lack of timely election-night results has been used to sow doubt in the state’s elections. In his remarks, Conklin noted that passing a clean pre-canvassing bill would eliminate that possibility.

Additionally, House Democrats have proposed bills that make it easier to register, make access to the polls more convenient for everyone, and make it easier for people to have their voices heard in every election. Those proposals can be found here.