Wolf condemns Trump for ‘disenfranchising voters’

By: - November 4, 2020 5:06 pm

Gov. Tom Wolf condemned the Trump campaign in a statement released by the governor’s office late Wednesday, accusing the president of “disenfranchising voters.”

The statement was released as Trump held a conference at Philadelphia airport where he declared himself the winner of Pennsylvania, despite no official call being made by state election officials and more than a million votes still needing to be counted in the battleground state.

The Trump campaigned filed suit in the state Wednesday to halt the ballot counting across Pennsylvania.

Wolf’s statement is in full below:

“Pennsylvania is going to count every vote and make sure that everyone has their voice heard. Pennsylvania is going to fight every single attempt to disenfranchise voters and continue to administer a free and fair election. Our election officials at the state and local level should be free to do their jobs without intimidation or attacks. These attempts to subvert the democratic process are disgraceful.

“In Philadelphia, officials are administering the election with the highest degree of transparency. There has been a livestream of the ballot-counting process available throughout the count, and all parties have canvass observers.

“Pennsylvania will fight every attempt to undermine the election. We will count every vote.”

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Cassie Miller
Cassie Miller

A native Pennsylvanian, Cassie Miller worked for various publications across the Midstate before joining the team at the Pennsylvania Capital-Star. In her previous roles, she has covered everything from local sports to the financial services industry.