Gov. Wolf Keeps Pushing for New Voting Machines

Gov. Wolf said Tuesday he is ordering a bond issue to help Pennsylvania’s counties pay for new voting machines ahead of 2020’s presidential election after a dispute between the Democrat and the Republican-controlled Legislature doomed legislation to help fund the machines.The proposed bond issue of up to $90 million is designed to reimburse each county for 60% of their cost, , which provided little detail about the financing it will seek or the timeline for the move. Wolf began pressing counties last year to replace their voting machines before 2020 after federal authorities warned Pennsylvania and at least 20 other states that Russian hackers targeted them during 2016’s presidential election.