Election 2020 US Updates: Pennsylvania legislative session to end at midnight

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Election 2020 US Updates: Pennsylvania legislative session to end at midnight
Election 2020 US Updates: Pennsylvania legislative session to end at midnight

Pennsylvania’s legislative session officially ends at midnight, which means that state lawmakers are expected to adjourn without Republicans taking any action to replace the state’s voter-awarded electors with a slate of ones chosen by the state’s legislators.

Prior to Monday’s deadline, the Republican Speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives Bryan Cutler, along with Pennsylvania House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff issued a joint statement saying they did not have enough time to consider the resolution before the end of the session.

“We are physically unable to consider any new legislation before the end of session. A simple resolution takes three legislative days for consideration and a concurrent resolution takes five legislative days to move through both chambers, which means we do not have the time needed to address any new resolutions in our current session,” the statement read.

However, the pair also indicated that this year’s election would still be a topic that lawmakers plan to address in the future.

“It is obvious Pennsylvania’s election processes are in dire need of repair. Our work to ensure the chaos and confusion of the 2020 election are not repeated will continue in the next legislative session,” they added, while also noting that they plan to see the process of a “complete audit of the election…completed into the next session as well.”

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