(TruthAndLiberty.com) – Governor Josh Shapiro, a Democrat, aims to make Pennsylvania a state with automatic voter registration, asserting that he can accomplish this without passing new legislation. In contrast, ex-President Donald Trump is encouraging Republicans and the Republican National Committee (RNC) to oppose the move.
“Once again, Pennsylvania is in the spotlight!” Trump expressed on Truth Social. “Governor Josh Shapiro from the progressive wing has just revealed plans for Automatic Voter Registration, which could challenge the electoral prospects of Republicans, including myself!”
Presently, 23 states, which are either solidly Democratic or crucial swing states in presidential elections, along with Washington, D.C., have adopted automatic voter registration, as per the National Conference of State Legislatures.
Trump further commented, “Such a move is completely unconstitutional. It demands a firm response from Republican leaders both in Washington and Pennsylvania.” He urged the RNC and Ronna McDaniel to prioritize this issue over debates where he claims a substantial lead.
He didn’t hesitate to criticize his main Republican contenders slated for an upcoming debate in California, naming Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson, ex-New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, former Vice President Mike Pence, past South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.
Emphasizing the importance of states like Pennsylvania, Michigan, Georgia, Arizona, and Wisconsin, Trump said, “Legal actions should begin immediately, and this time, ensure the lawyers are competent!”
Drawing parallels to his 2020 stance against widespread mail-in voting, Trump hopes the Pennsylvania GOP will act decisively to prevent the state from mirroring other Democratic or swing states. “The Pennsylvania GOP should prevent this. This move can harm our country, which is being undermined by radicals who seemingly want to exploit elections. Let’s keep America great!”
Governor Shapiro’s initiative simplifies the voter registration process for individuals obtaining or updating their driver’s license in Pennsylvania. Now, while using the computer at driver’s license centers, individuals will be directed to a voter registration page, giving them the choice to register immediately. This modifies the previous system where users were initially asked if they wished to register. Since 1993, with the National Voter Registration Act, states have been obligated to provide voter registration options at driver’s license facilities.
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