Pennsylvania House GOP Drops 'Election Integrity' Plan

Oct 9, 2020

The Pennsylvania State Capital in Harrisubrg.
Credit Associated Press

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — House Republicans in Pennsylvania are dropping plans to fast-track an 11th-hour effort to set up a Republican-majority election panel with subpoena power. It came amid accusations by Democrats that it was an effort to steal the election. Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff said "the muddied waters and misunderstanding" about the intent of the Select Committee on Election Integrity made it clear it's the wrong time. The presidential battleground state is hotly contested by President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden. House Republicans introduced the legislation Sept. 28. That was two days after Trump, at a campaign rally near Harrisburg, claimed he will lose Pennsylvania only if Democrats cheat.