Governor of Pennsylvania Tom Wolf. Mark Makela/Getty Images
Pennsylvania Governor. Tom Wolf claimed that his wife had dropped his Election Day ballot.
In most cases, it is against the law in Pennsylvania for someone to submit another person’s ballot.
Wolf spokesperson said that it was an honest mistake.
Pennsylvania Governor. In an interview last week, Tom Wolf stated that his wife had dropped off his ballot in advance of Election Day. This is illegal and could land him in jail or face a fine.
"I didn’t show up at the polls. Wolf stated that they voted two weeks ago. According to Spotlight PA, Wolf also said, "My wife dropped it off personally two week ago. So it's there."
Spotlight PA reported that Pennsylvania law generally prohibits anyone from submitting another person’s ballot. According to the report, this act can lead to up to one year in prison and a maximum $1,000 fine. According to the report, individuals with disabilities can designate another person to submit their ballot.
Wolf's spokesperson, a Democrat, said to the Harrisburg local news station ABC 27 that it was an "honest error."
"He violated the law. The governor, that is. It was actually his wife who turned in the ballot. That's what triggered the violation of election law. "She's the suspect," Republican State Representative Seth Grove of York County said to ABC 27.
Grove was the first to tweet about the interview on November 4, 2014.
-Rep. Seth Grove, the Architect (@RepGrove), November 4, 2021
Grove claimed that the move would not have been illegal if Wolf had signed HB 1300. This is a comprehensive election reform bill by Republicans, which Wolf vetoed earlier in the year. He called it "voter suppression".
Spotlight PA was not informed by a spokesperson for York County's District Attorney, Wolf's wife, if they were investigating the incident, or if it had received formal complaints about Wolf.
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Wolf was elected governor of Pennsylvania in 2015 and reelected in 2018. Wolf was not on the ballot this year and will not run for reelection because the state has a limit of two terms for the governorship.
Virginia's 17-year-old Republican Governor-elect Glenn Youngkin was the focus of attention last week. He tried twice to vote in Fairfax County, but he wasn't old enough to vote.
Virginians aged 17 can pre-register to vote. They are eligible to vote in primary elections if their age is 18 by the general elections, according to Insider. However, they are not eligible to vote in general election if they aren't yet 18.
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