HARRISBURG – Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman responded to Gov. Tom Wolf’s recall of Acting Secretary of State Veronica Degraffenreid. He said there are many legitimate questions about the performance of the Department of State over the past year. They failed to properly advertise a constitutional amendment, they removed critical voter security measures in the lead-up to the 2020 General Election, they released confusing and contradictory guidance and clarifications up until the night of the election, they inserted misleading language into ballot questions for constitutional amendments, and they administered recent elections in a way that is deeply partisan. He added that the Wolf Administration has threatened counties if they participate in a Senate investigation. The Acting Secretary’s threats and her refusal to participate in bipartisan election hearings will be considered as we plan how to proceed with her nomination.

SEN. JAKE CORMAN