I’m Lisa Scheller: This is why I want Pennsylvania’s vote in the midterm election to be more than just a referendum on President Obama or a referendum on Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf.
My focus is on the voting machines.
It goes without saying that the Republicans have a monopoly on the vote tabulation system. That’s why it’s easier for us to think of elections as presidential contests — to give Obama a chance for a second term.
My sense of it is that the Democrats are trying to have their cake and eat it too. They want to win because it would help them with voters in purple or blue or red areas in their districts. However, they won’t win because they want to keep their power. That’s a dangerous trend that could result in a Democratic majority.
What else could be happening in Pennsylvania’s midterm election Tuesday? There are several possibilities. But there’s only one way to find out:
Ask the two candidates for governor: Tom Wolf vs. Tom Wolfeski
The Republican candidate for governor of Pennsylvania is Tom Wolfeski. He’s married to Lisa Scheller, the reporter for Talk Business and Politics. Tom Wolfeski was the state assemblywoman of District 11 for six years. He’s a lawyer and a businessman. He’s a former state legislator from District 35 in the Philadelphia suburbs. He was elected to the state senate in 2002 and appointed state director of administration in 2009. In each of those years, Tom Wolfeski was involved in a major controversy, either as a legislator or as a state official. He was suspended from the state senate in 2002 for a couple of months after he admitted to taking drugs. He lost his state senate race after he was charged criminally with assaulting a bartender. He won the 2010 gubernatorial election by 6 percentage points after he dropped out of the mayoral race the week before.
Tom Wolfeski says there’s so much fraud in the system that we might be looking at a “whitelash.”
Wolfeski recently said that