Election security, rule of law dominate Pennsylvania hearing

“A Pennsylvania Senate Appropriations Committee hearing with officials from the Department of State focused on voting and election security more than the allocation of Gov. Wolf’s proposed budget on Wednesday.

Election-related lawsuits were a drag on the department’s budget: Acting Secretary Leigh Chapman noted the department spent $3.4 million on lawsuits in 2020.

Sen. David Argall (R-Mahanoy City), voiced his concerns over the security of drop boxes for collecting ballots and asked if Chapman opposed the enhanced use of additional voter ID laws in Pennsylvania.

“I think it’s important to note that Pennsylvania already has voter ID, so for first-time voters, that’s a requirement,” Chapman said. “Also for mail-in ballots, that’s a requirement. So voter ID can take many forms, it really depends on the specifics of the provisions in the law.” “

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