Former Mayor and Congressman Lou Barletta, Republican candidate for governor of Pennsylvania, today issued the following statement regarding President Joe Biden’s visit to Philadelphia:
“Joe Biden’s visit to Philadelphia is supposed to be about voting, but he has nothing reassuring to say to millions of Pennsylvanians who have lost faith in our electoral process. Democrats oppose a transparent examination of the chaos of 2020, but if the election was as pristine as they say, what are they afraid of?
“Biden and his party oppose even the most basic of improvements to ballot security. Public polls consistently show that 80 percent of Americans support Voter ID, for example, including a huge majority of non-white voters. But Democrats do nothing but insult voters’ intelligence by claiming that people aren’t smart enough or capable enough to obtain proper identification. Until Biden and his fellow Democrats get serious about flaws in our election laws, most everything they say is pure partisan politics meant to give one party the edge over the other.”