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Bill McSwain Denounces Appointment Of Mail-In Ballot Advocate To Acting Secretary Of The Commonwealth

West Chester, Pa. — Bill McSwain, Republican candidate for Governor, today condemned Governor Tom Wolf’s appointment of Leigh Chapman to the position of acting Secretary of the Commonwealth, the state’s top elections official. Referencing Chapman’s history as Executive Director of Deliver My Vote, a vote-by-mail advocacy organization, McSwain criticized the appointment as a conflict of interest and risk to election security: 

Instead of working to restore election integrity, Governor Tom Wolf has chosen to tilt the playing field in favor of his liberal agenda, appointing a pro-mail-in ballot advocate to oversee Pennsylvania’s election process. The last thing we need in a Secretary of the Commonwealth is another partisan actor, which is exactly what Ms. Chapman is. Her previous employer, Deliver My Vote, is proud of using vote-by-mail to favor Democrats. This demonstrates yet again that Wolf does not care about election security or the public’s trust in elections. Instead, he puts politics first by appointing a partisan to oversee a chaotic, deeply flawed mail-in balloting system that reduces voter trust. The people of Pennsylvania deserve to have accurate, reliable, and transparent elections. As Governor, I will restore election integrity by implementing common sense solutions, such as voter ID and a return to in-person voting.

BACKGROUND: 

Appointed by President Trump, McSwain’s record as US Attorney demonstrates his fierce defense of constitutional rights, dedication to upholding law and order, and history of putting criminals and corrupt politicians in jail. 

Prior to becoming an attorney, Bill served as a scout/sniper platoon commander in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was born in Philadelphia and raised in Chester County, where he lives today with his wife, Stephanie, and their four children.More information on McSwain’s background and platform is available here.

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