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RandySF

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Tue Feb 27, 2024, 02:22 AM Feb 27

PA Sec. of State: Threats are chasing off experienced local election officials [View all]

Pennsylvania’s top elections official joined members of the media and Harrisburg’s political establishment to reflect on his thoughts about the 2020 election and shared concerns about the upcoming presidential election at the Pennsylvania Press Club on Monday.

“I think I took for granted the trust and stability of our electoral process,” Pennsylvania Secretary of State Al Schmidt said to the crowd when he was asked about his time serving as Philadelphia’s only Republican County Commissioner and elections director.

Schmidt believes that the lack of retention and turnover of county election directors for the upcoming election may be one of the biggest challenges for the commonwealth to conduct this year’s presidential election.

“The one issue that does concern me is what I mentioned with the turnover of election directors,” Schmidt said. “It isn’t just Pennsylvania. It’s across the country.”




https://keystonenewsroom.com/story/pa-sec-of-state-threats-are-chasing-off-experienced-local-election-officials/

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