The top-ranking Republican in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives asked a court to prevent voters from filling three vacant seat
The Department of State, the acting Secretary of State, and the Allegheny County Elections Board were named as defendants in a request for an injunction by the speaker.
Senate races, Democrats won a net of 12 seats in the November election, barely enough to regain control of the House, after more than a decade in the minority.
Next month, Austin Davis and Summer Lee will be sworn in as lieutenant governors and members of Congress.
Leader McClinton was sworn into the legislative session early to serve as the chamber’s presiding officer because he had won the majority of legislative districts.
There is only one reason to delay the special elections, and that is to deny nearly 200,000 voters their right to representation.
The Democrats have 99 members and the Republicans 101 who are expected to participate in swearing-in day on January 3
Tom Wolf rejected the election-scheduling paperwork and accepted it from McClinton.
The speaker of the House will be chosen on that day by Brooke Wheeler, the Chief Clerk.
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