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Pennsylvania has seen a 65% increase in voter registration applications since Governor Josh Shapiro implemented automatic voter registration at PennDOT centers this fall. Approximately 68,000 new voters registered between September 19-November 27th of this year, a significant increase from the 41,000 voters who registered during the same period in 2021.Visit Pittsburgh Post-Gazette to learn moreImage Credit:formulanone (CC BY-SA 2.0 DEED)

Sam DeMarco, chairman of the Allegheny County Republican Committee, claims he’s had to fight countless conspiracy theories over the past few election cycles related to voting by mail, largely due to former President Donald Trump's false claims of widespread election fraud.  Mr. DeMarco claims the GOP animus towards mail-in voting has not helped the Republican cause. However, with the 2024 election approaching, a rising number of Republican leaders have been working to educate voters on options and emphasizing to voters how Democrats have used

 The GOP-led Pennsylvania legislature has passed voting legislation which Gov. Tom Wolf has stated in a memo “is ultimately not about improving access to voting or election security but about restricting the freedom to vote.” Wolf has vetoed the legislation, which would push up the deadlines to register to vote and to request a mail-in ballot. The bill would also require that all in-person voters show identification and it would limit the use of drop boxes for mail-in ballots.   Visit the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette to