Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) issued the following statement regarding the transfer of powers: 

“Candidates need to live with the outcome of elections. When an incumbent loses an election or is subject to statutory term limits, it’s important that they support the orderly transfer of power.
“A problem we are facing in Pennsylvania though is that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court rendered a decision that completely ignored a law that was enacted less than a year ago and unilaterally imposed rules that increase the likelihood that we will not know the results of the presidential election for an extended period of time. For example, this decision forces county election offices to count mail-in ballots that arrive after election day with illegible or absent postmarks. This is a very bad idea and the uncertainty it could create is not helpful.”