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House GOP unveils ambitious proposal to revamp election law

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Republican proposal to revamp Pennsylvania election law would affect deadlines, early voting and mail-in ballots and require ID for all in-person voters. The measure, sponsored by Republican State Government Committee Chairman Seth Grove, was made public Thursday. It's likely to encounter pushback from Democrats in a state where statewide elections are usually competitive. The state’s counties have urged lawmakers to pass something by the end of the month so that changes to how and when ballots are counted will be in place for the Nov. 2 vote. A spokesperson for Gov. Tom Wolf said the bill aimed to install new barriers against voting.

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