HARRISBURG — Republican Party of Pennsylvania Chairman Rob Gleason released the following statement applauding the Pennsylvania Senate for passing voter identification legislation that would ensure fair elections — House Bill (HB) 934.
“The Pennsylvania Senate took an important step to promote the integrity of our electoral process by passing critical Voter ID legislation. The bottom line is that voter ID is a commonsense reform that strengthens a fundamental pillar of our democracy by ensuring that every single vote that is legally cast, legally counts,” Chairman Gleason said.
“Showing identification has become a part of our daily lives. We show ID to prove that we are who we say we are when we drive a car, board plane, cash a check, purchase medicine, buy a gun or go hunting for our protection. Isn’t the integrity of our elections worth protecting too?
“Protecting our electoral process should be a team sport, but I’m shocked that Democrats continue their attempts at blocking an clear way to give each Pennsylvanian and equal say electing our representatives. Protecting each and every Pennsylvanian’s right to have his or her vote counted once and ensuring that valid votes aren’t canceled out by fraudulent votes is a protection for all voters. Opponents of this legislation would leave the door open to fraud and abuse in elections from President of the United States to local office.”
Chairman Gleason continued, “With the passage of HB 934, we are another step closer to protecting the fundamental right to vote for all citizens.”