PA GOP Calls on Attorney General to Launch Formal Investigation into Philadelphia Election Fraud

HARRISBURG — Today, Chairman Val DiGiorgio released the following statement on election fraud during yesterday’s special election for Pennsylvania House District 197 and his call for Attorney General Josh Shapiro to launch a formal investigation:

“Philadelphia Democrats resorted to their decades old playbook of corruption during yesterday’s special election. I’ve personally witnessed voter fraud as a Republican Committeeman — illegal electioneering in Philadelphia is a real problem and it must stop.

“Yesterday’s illegal tactics in the 197th House District special election included tampering with ballots, staffing polling locations with unauthorized poll workers, and election board officials handing out ‘write-in’ stamps. The Republican Party of Pennsylvania is joining Pennsylvania House Leadership in their call for Attorney General Shapiro to launch a formal investigation.

“It’s ironic that Philadelphia’s Democratic machine chose to engage in egregious voter fraud during a special election to replace a convicted felon on the same day that Philadelphia’s District Attorney was indicted on federal corruption charges.”

— Val DiGiorgio, Chairman, Republican Party of Pennsylvania