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Pennsylvania Governor on Proposed Constitutional Amendments
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Pennsylvania Governor on Proposed Constitutional Amendments

Harrisburg, PA (STL.News) Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf issued the following statement in response to the House GOP’s plans to subvert democracy through amending the Constitution: “I strongly oppose giving the legislature the power to gerrymander our justice system.  This constitutional amendment is just another effort by Harrisburg Republicans to prevent the will of the people from being heard by stopping all Pennsylvanians from having a voice in selecting judges for the highest courts in the state. “Just a few years ago, I joined five former Pennsylvania governors from both parties in calling for merit selection for statewide appellate judges.  That is how we can ensure the most qualified judges are handling appeals in the commonwealth.  With this constitutional amendment, the leg...