Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s office signaled the Democrat governor won’t sign a GOP-backed bill that is being proposed by Republican state lawmakers, describing it as an attempt to take away voters’ rights.
Wolf vowed to veto the proposed measure and other “legislative efforts to roll back the freedoms Pennsylvanians right now have,” according to a statement his office released over the past weekend to several news outlets. Although Republicans hold significant majorities in Pennsylvania’s legislature, they don’t have veto-proof majorities—meaning their bill will likely fail when it reaches the governor’s desk.
“Make no mistake, this proposal is not about protecting voter rights or increasing access. It is an extremist proposal to try and undermine confidence in our election system,” Wolf press secretary Lyndsay Kensinger said in a statement on the measure over the past weekend.