PENNSYLVANIA – Following House Speaker Mike Turzai’s decision to move ahead with the special election in Bucks County on Tuesday — despite the county’s mitigation period announced by Governor Wolf today — the Pennsylvania Democratic Party released the following statement from Executive Director Sinceré Harris.
“Let’s put politics aside for a moment — this is a horrific decision by Mike Turzai that puts the health and safety of Bucks County residents at risk. When he should have been consulting doctors and public health experts, he was consulting with his parliamentarian. Many of the polling places in HD-18 are schools and other public buildings. This is absolutely not the time for underhanded tactics that you think can win you an election — it’s the time to step up to the plate and do the right thing. Lives are at stake. Speaker Turzai must immediately reverse this dangerous decision and postpone the HD-18 special election.”