Governor Wolf Denies Latest Trump Administration Request for Pennsylvania Voter Information

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Governor Wolf Denies Latest Trump Administration Request for Pennsylvania Voter Information July 28, 2017center_img National Issues,  Press Release,  Statement,  Voting & Elections Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf issued the following statement in response to a letter sent yesterday from Kris Kobach, the Vice Chair of the Trump Administration’s Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity.“This does not satisfactorily address my serious reservations about the real intentions of the committee and its possible use of voter information, considering the false statements this administration has made about voter integrity.“I still have grave concerns the commission intends to pursue restrictions on the rights of Pennsylvanians to vote.  The right to vote is absolute and I will not assist any effort to create unnecessary and unfair burdens on voters.“My administration has partnered with the PEW Charitable Trusts and the Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC) to ensure the accuracy of our voter rolls. The integrity of the vote is of utmost importance to me and I am satisfied with ERIC.“As I have said previously, publicly available voter file information can be purchased for $20 from the Department of State and the Secretary Kobach is welcome to purchase the data like any other citizen.”The full text of the letter is below:Dear Vice Chair Kobach:I have received your renewed request for the registration information of every voter in Pennsylvania.  Your original letter requested the private information of all registered voters, including their partial Social Security Numbers, birth dates and driver license numbers.  The commonwealth did not provide the information then and my position has not changed.  Your updated letter does not satisfy my serious concerns that the real intention of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity is to pursue restrictions on the rights of Pennsylvanians to vote.For many months, candidate Trump and now the president’s administration have repeatedly made false and misleading claims about our nation’s voting process, and without proof, questioned the accuracy of the election results. Furthermore, despite offering no evidence, accusations of voter fraud have been leveled against Pennsylvania.I will not participate in a process that seeks to restrict the fundamental right of citizens to vote or questions the integrity of the commonwealth’s voting system and by extension the elections officials and thousands of volunteers at polling places who make our elections possible.As I indicated in my original letter to you on June 30, any citizen, including the commission, can obtain the publicly available voter file information by contacting the Pennsylvania Department of State.  The fee is $20. If you intend to pursue this course of action than I must insist that you strictly adhere to Pennsylvania law with the use of the data.  Pennsylvania statute prohibits the use of the data for commercial purposes, except as required by 25 Pa.C.S. sections 1207(b) & 1404(c)(2).The freedom we cherish was built on the absolute right to vote and generations have fought to remove unfair barriers to this right.  We must not create new and unnecessary restrictions to the ballot box and Pennsylvania will not participate in any attempt to do so.Sincerely,TOM WOLFGovernor07.28.17 Letter to Vice Chair Kobach by Governor Tom Wolf on Scribdlast_img read more

Four suspected scammers arrested in Jamaica

first_imgFour persons, three females and one male, were this morning arrested in sections of Spanish Town, St. Catherine and Mount Pleasant, Manchester by detectives from MOCA for their suspected involvement in an Oversees Employment Fraud Scheme.The four were held during an operation conducted by Police personnel from the Major Organised Crime and Anti Corruption Agency (MOCA), Mobile Reserve SWAT and the Manchester Operational Support Teams, along with members of the Military on Wednesday.The raid was another phase in an ongoing MOCA investigation.In November 2016 a report was made to MOCA stating that persons purporting to be employees of the Ministry of Labour and Social Security were bilking persons of money with the hope of providing them with overseas employment. Following investigations, the identities of the suspects were obtained, resulting in this morning’s operation.Director of Investigations for MOCA, Senior Superintendent, Dean Taylor, took the opportunity to inform Jamaicans seeking employment to do so through the Ministry of Labour and Social Security’s Overseas Employment Programme as they are not required to pay for this service. He also wishes to advise persons who may have been fleeced of money under this scam to contact MOCA at 754-3435 or 906-5099 or 851-0113 or 1-800-CORRUPT or by email at [email protected]last_img read more

Vera&John delivers for JPJ against a tougher UK backdrop

first_img Gamesys maintains UK growth as Euro regulatory headwinds stall performance August 11, 2020 Neil Goulden – JPJ GroupThe governance of London-listed online gambling firm JPJ Group Plc signs off on its latest Q3 2018 trading update (period ending 30 September), confident of delivering on its full-year 2018 corporate expectations.Reporting increased customer activity across its overall portfolio, while maintaining a higher gaming revenue per customer of £99 (10% increase), JPJ records Q3 revenues of £78 million- up 8% on corresponding Q3 2017’s £72 million.Updating investors, JPJ governance points to its European online gambling brand Vera&John as being the ‘stand-out’ asset, reporting a 40% revenue increase to £26 million primarily driven by organic growth.Supported by the benefits of a proprietary technology platform, Vera&John maintains JPJ’s group momentum, during a period in which its flagship Jackpotjoy brand has undertaken an alignment with new UK responsible gambling measures – lowering its revenue and EBITDA earnings.“As part of our commitment to meeting the highest industry standards on responsible gambling, revenues at Jackpotjoy UK have been impacted by the responsible gambling measures we have implemented and the closure of a number of high value accounts,” details JPJ Group Chief Executive Neil Goulden.The Q3 2018 period would see JPJ restructure its organisation, with the company disposing of its social games division for £18 million cash to South Korean games developer BagelCode.  Closing a busy Q3 trading period, JPJ governance declares a group net income of £7.5 million off an adjusted EBITDA of £29 million (Q3 2017: £25 million). The results sees JPJ reverse 2017 comparative losses of £8.2 million.Moving forward, JPJ governance states that it will continue with its international expansion assisted by operations partners Gamesys.“Overall, we remain confident in our outlook for the full year,” added Goulden. “We continue to enjoy a strong association with Gamesys in a relationship which provides mutual benefits and we are also excited by the significant growth opportunities that exist in both existing and new markets, where we are well-placed to take advantage of this promising backdrop.” Gamesys halts UK advertising during lockdown April 23, 2020 Share Related Articles StumbleUpon Submit Enlarged Gamesys returns to UK growth eyeing FTSE250 spot  March 17, 2020 Sharelast_img read more