Statement from NDRC: Delayed PA Election Results Caused by GOP Gerrymandering

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Molly Mitchell
mitchell@democraticredistricting.com 

Statement from NDRC: Delayed PA Election Results Caused by GOP Gerrymandering
Republican State Legislators Are To Blame For Deliberately Forcing A Slow Count 

We’re still awaiting Pennsylvania election results because Republican state legislators chose to use their gerrymandered majorities to stop ballots from being processed before Election Day.

“Pennsylvania Republicans have used their gerrymandered majorities to block every nonpartisan attempt from state election officials to produce a faster and more efficient vote count, as well as the same head start that 40 other states allow,” said Molly Mitchell, States Press Secretary for the National Democratic Redistricting Committee.

“The fact that Republican legislators and their leadership, who carried a minority of the statewide vote in 2018 but retained their majorities because of gerrymandered maps, have not offered any clear rationale for why they would not let the state start counting these ballots before polls closed should call into question their motives. Regardless of how long the process takes, we need to wait and make sure that every vote is counted,” continued Mitchell.

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