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GOP lawmakers in Pa. introduce election reform bill

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Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf speaks at an event Wednesday, May 12, 2021, in Mechanicsburg, Pa. Businesses could be spared billions of dollars of higher taxes in coming years as a result of federal coronavirus relief funds flowing to the states. Business representatives are encouraging Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration and the Republican-led Legislature to use federal coronavirus relief money to restore the state's unemployment fund. (AP Photo/Marc Levy)

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf speaks at an event Wednesday, May 12, 2021, in Mechanicsburg, Pa. Businesses could be spared billions of dollars of higher taxes in coming years as a result of federal coronavirus relief funds flowing to the states. Business representatives are encouraging Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration and the Republican-led Legislature to use federal coronavirus relief money to restore the state's unemployment fund. (AP Photo/Marc Levy)

Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf speaks at an event Wednesday, May 12, 2021, in Mechanicsburg, Pa. (AP Photo/Marc Levy)

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UPDATED 6:26 PM PT – Saturday, June 12, 2021

A new election reform bill is looking to mandate voter ID’s in Pennsylvania. On Friday, GOP state lawmakers unveiled the law that is looking to fix a slew of election security issues.

Rep. Seth Grove (R-Pa.) backed the desired election law changes stating, “through expert testimony, we found numerous flaws within Pennsylvania’s election code and with its implementation. This report will lead to comprehensive legislative fixes to the numerous systemic problems, which have led many voters to distrust election results.”

Along with the voter ID mandate, the bill tackles issues facing mail-in voting by sending ballots only to voters who request them. However, experts have said it is likely to face opposition from Gov. Tom Wolf (D-Pa.).

“It’s wrong to pass laws that take away someone’s freedom to vote and that’s exactly what these bills are trying to do right now, right here in Pennsylvania,” claimed Wolf. The Pennsylvania governor went on to add that he will veto any bill that he thinks will limit access to voting.

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