Pennsylvania's Democratic governor admits to violating state election law – Washington Examiner
Democratic Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf admitted to violating state election law.
He told a radio show Tuesday that his wife, first lady Frances Wolf, dropped off his mail-in ballot for him.
“I didn’t show up in person at the polls. We voted a couple weeks ago, actually,” the governor told the radio station KDKA. “My wife actually dropped it off personally two weeks ago, so it’s there.”
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Pennsylvania state law requires voters who do not mail their absentee or mail-in ballot to “deliver it in person to (their) county board of election,” according to the Associated Press. The only exception is for voters with disabilities who have given written permission to a designated agent , according to Pennsylvania’s Department of State.
State Rep. Seth Grove, a York County Republican who is the chairman of the House State Government Committee, drew attention to Wolf’s comments on Thursday with a tweet.
“This is illegal under the election code, BUT would have been legal had he signed HB 1300 ,” he said, referring to a voting reform bill Wolf vetoed over the summer that Grove sponsored.
On Nov. 2, Gov. Wolf did an interview with KDKA where he disclosed his wife turned in his mail-in ballot for him.
This is illegal under the election code, BUT would have been legal had he signed HB 1300.
1:25-1:55 minute has the salient portion:https://t.co/laMBmv4D2a
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Elizabeth Rementer, a spokeswoman for Wolf, said the governor’s mail-in incident “was an honest mistake,” according to Spotlight PA .
The news outlet, which said violators could face one year in prison and/or a fine up to $1,000, reported that a spokesperson for the district attorney in York County, where Wolf lives, said the office generally does not comment on the existence of an investigation.