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FOX43 Capitol Beat: State Rep. Seth Grove

The York County Republican is the chairman of the House State Government Committee which has been holding hearings over election-related issues.

YORK, Pa. — York County State Representative Seth Grove was a guest on the FOX43 Capitol Beat with Matt Maisel. 

Grove, a Republican, is the chairman of the House State Government Committee, which is currently holding ongoing hearings as it relates to the 2020 election. 

Grove is among dozens of state House and Senate Republicans to call into question the results of the 2020 presidential election, even asking Congress in December to oppose the certification of the presidential electors for Joe Biden.

"Our goal is to set policy moving forward that helps counties administer elections easier and uniformly to make sure we have a system that allows the voters to select the winner," Grove said.

The Federal Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency said the election was the “most secure in American history,” adding, “There is no evidence that any voting system deleted or lost votes, changed votes, or was in any way compromised.”

Grove says the committee plans to continue to hold hearings, even after Department of State Secretary Kathy Boockvar plans to resign on Friday, February 5, the result of DOS not properly advertising a potential constitutional amendment as it relates to a bill that would allow victims of child sexual abuse a two-year window to file lawsuits against their abusers.

On Wednesday, Governor Wolf outlined his budget plans for the commonwealth's 2021-22 fiscal year. Among his proposals is a tiered income tax hike which would mean a tax cut or break for low-income Pennsylvanians, and a tax-hike for middle-to-upper class families. Grove, and other Republicans, say new tax proposals, including the governor's attempt once again to institute a Shale Tax, is essentially dead-on-arrival. 

"The goal of the Republicans is to finance the state with money already coming in. We already have massive lines of funding streams coming into state coffers. Our goal is to manage within the amount of revenue available to us," Grove said.

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