(HARRISBURG) – Pennsylvania Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman (R-34) issued the following statement in response to U.S. District Judge J. Nicholas Ranjan’s decision on challenges to the election in the 45th Senatorial District:
“In his decision today, Judge Ranjan further clarified the proper handling of undated ballots and we will seat Jim Brewster as the Senator for the 45th Pennsylvania Senate District at 11am tomorrow morning.
“In this case, there was no dispute of facts. There were no allegations of fraud. Instead, we had voters in Allegheny and Westmoreland counties who made the same mistake on their mail-in ballots being treated differently.
“Senate Republicans believe that – considering this obvious defect – the Secretary of State Boockvar was premature in certifying the election. By delaying the swearing-in of a senator, we took the time to receive this imminent ruling.”
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