BPOM to visit Sinovac’s facility in Beijing as part of COVID-19 vaccine quality control

first_imgIndonesia’s Food and Drug Monitoring Agency (BPOM) is set to visit the facility of China’s pharmaceutical company Sinovac in Beijing to assure the quality of a COVID-19 candidate vaccine currently being developed by the latter, Foreign Affairs Minister Retno LP Marsudi has revealed.“It’s part of our efforts to carefully prepare COVID-19 vaccination in Indonesia,” Retno said through a teleconference on Monday. The country has secured priority access to the vaccine bulk produced by Sinovac, and will start to receive it in November. State-owned pharmaceutical firm Biofarma will then process the bulk, an aqueous form of the purified antigens, into smaller doses of ready-to-use vaccines in its facility in Bandung, West Java. Both companies have closely coordinated in developing the candidate vaccine, dubbed CoronaVac. They launched last month a late-stage human trial for the candidate vaccine involving at least 1,620 Indonesian citizens. Read also: Global coronavirus death toll passes one million“Sinovac visited Bio Farma’s facility in Bandung last week to check out the clinical trial results,” Minister Retno further said, adding that the results turned out to be “good and there were no serious side effects”.In its mid-stage clinical trial involving 600 participants in China, the candidate vaccine did not cause any serious side effects and the rate of fever was relatively low compared to other COVID-19 candidate vaccines, Reuters reported previously.Sinovac has to test its vaccine abroad because China is no longer a suitable site for late-stage trials due to the low number of new infection cases. CoronaVac has also undergone a late-stage trial in Brazil expected to involve 9,000 people.Topics :last_img read more

Gary Neville names the best goalkeeper in the Premier League

first_imgGary Neville names the best goalkeeper in the Premier League De Gea has been off the boil (Picture: AMA/Getty Images)While City remain a point ahead of Liverpool at the summit of the table, United’s top-four hopes took another blow.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men have lost three of their last four league games and are three points behind fourth-placed Chelsea with a significantly worse goal difference.With three games to go, however, there is just three points separating Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United so the race for Champions League qualification promises to be just as exciting as the battle for the title.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors Is Ederson the best in the league? (Picture: Getty Images)And Neville believes he has earned the right to be called the best goalkeeper in the Premier League this season.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘There’s one goalkeeper at one end [De Gea] who is a great goalkeeper who’s struggling,’ Neville told Sky Sports.‘And there’s one goalkeeper [Ederson] at the other end who, for me, is the goalkeeper of the season in this league.‘He’s been absolutely outstanding. He’s so quick off his line.’ Metro Sport ReporterThursday 25 Apr 2019 7:28 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link317Shares Commentcenter_img Neville gave his verdict (Picture: AMA/Getty Images)There’s plenty of goalkeeping talent in the Premier League but Gary Neville believes one has been head and shoulders above the rest this season.England’s top flight boasts the likes of David de Gea, Alisson Becker and the world’s most expensive stopper Kepa Arrizabalaga, however, it is Manchester City’s glovesman Ederson who Manchester United legend Neville rates as the most impressive in the division this season.Ederson’s City got one over De Gea’s United on Wednesday night to strengthen their grip on the Premier League trophy and once again it was an impressive night for the Brazilian. Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Chelsea’s Marcos Alonso aims dig at Arsenal ahead of Europa League final in Baku

first_imgAdvertisement Marcos Alonso has risked riling up Arsenal ahead of the Europa League final (Picture: Getty Images)Arsenal need to win Wednesday night’s Europa League final against Chelsea to secure a Champions League spot for next season, but Marcos Alonso does not see this added motivation as an advantage.Chelsea have already nailed down a place in the Champions League by finishing third in the Premier League, while Arsenal’s fifth-place finish means they need to win in Baku to rejoin Europe’s top table.It was put to Alonso that the Gunners may have the mental edge as a result, but the Spaniard believes it is in fact the Blues who have the advantage as they are more used to lifting trophies than their London rivals.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘We aren’t tired with this kind of thing and we have had the days to recover,’ said Alonso. ‘We are training properly every day. It’s a final. It’s the last chance we have to win a trophy this season, so it is a massive game for us.ADVERTISEMENT Comment Advertisement Phil HaighWednesday 29 May 2019 12:54 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Chelsea’s Marcos Alonso aims dig at Arsenal ahead of Europa League final in Baku Alonso has an excellent goal-scoring record against Arsenal (Picture: Getty Images)‘It is always important for us, for the fans, for the club to win a trophy. Of course, we are preparing to be ready and we are going to go for it. No, I don’t think so [that Arsenal are more motivated over Champions League qualification].‘We have the same need here at Chelsea to win something. In the last few years, we have won more trophies than them and are more used to winning things. I don’t think that is something bad. It is something even better for us. We know what it is and this is another chance and something we all want.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityAlonso enjoys playing against Arsenal and has scored against the Gunners in each of the last three seasons from left-back.He is not fussed who scores the goals in Azerbaijan as long as Chelsea get over the line and get their hands on the trophy.‘To be honest, I don’t care who scores the goals,’ the Spaniard continued. ‘Of course, I have great memories playing against Arsenal and have scored three or four times against them already. But it is a different game. It is a final, so I don’t care who scores.’MORE: Maurizio Sarri says Chelsea star Eden Hazard is a ‘problem’ in trainingMORE: Why is the Europa League final in Baku? How Arsenal vs Chelsea came to be in Azerbaijanlast_img read more

Mesut Ozil mocks Tottenham’s trophy cabinet after Spurs fan’s ‘disappearing’ jibe

first_img The 30-year-old hit back by saying ‘If you look closely … you can see your trophy cabinet’ Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Coming Next 1/1 Full Screen Metro Sport ReporterThursday 25 Jul 2019 5:24 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.1kShares Read More Read More PLAY Read More Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Advertisement Ozil, who was not tagged in the tweet published four days ago, did not take kindly to the suggestion.ADVERTISEMENT Mesut Ozil has had enough with Tottenham fans…(Picture: Getty)Few footballers are subjected to as much criticism online as Mesut Ozil and the Arsenal playmaker appeared to decide enough is enough today.The German is often mocked for his apparent tendency to ‘go missing’ during matches and a Spurs fans suggested as much in a *spectacularly witty* way by claiming Ozil was in Tottenham’s team photo for Sunday’s clash against Juventus.Wait why tf was Özil in our team photo??? pic.twitter.com/KfNLgzJ0GB— ʷAxel🇸🇪 (@ftblaxel) July 21, 2019 1 min. story Advertisementcenter_img by Metro Video Settings / Read More Top articles SPONSORED Skip Comment Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Skip Ad Read More It’s not particularly clear who ‘won’ in the exchange given Ozil has potentially searched his own name and decided to argue with an unknown fan online, while the Spurs supporter’s jibe was average at best.AdvertisementAdvertisementBut nevertheless it’s enjoyable to see Ozil stoking the fire ahead of the first north London derby of the season on September 1st.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalArsenal fans will be hoping Ozil continues with this new-found confidence.The German’s had an impressive pre-season so far despite speculation towards the end of last season that he was surplus to requirements at the Emirates.MORE: Arsenal announce the signing of William Saliba from Saint-Etienne Mesut Ozil mocks Tottenham’s trophy cabinet after Spurs fan’s ‘disappearing’ jibe About Connatix V67539last_img read more

Liverpool star Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain sends class message to Arsenal fans and explains muted celebration

first_img Skip Ad Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Metro Sport ReporterThursday 31 Oct 2019 6:47 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link6.7kShares Liverpool star Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain sends class message to Arsenal fans and explains muted celebration Full Screen PLAY Read More About Connatix V67539 And, despite being booed by a section of the away support throughout, the 26-year-old refused to taunt his former fans. Top articles Read More by Metro Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Video Settings / center_img Advertisement 1/1 Read More Read More He wrote on Twitter: ‘Really proud of the team tonight, especially the young boys and how we all kept going right until the end! Anfield atmosphere unbelievable as always!‘Hard not celebrate that one, but all respects to my former club.’Meanwhile, despite another morale boosting victory which extended Liverpool’s incredible unbeaten record at Anfield, Klopp, wary of fixture congestion with his side set to feature in FIFA’s Club World Cup in December, threatened to pull out of the Carabao Cup if an appropriate date is not found for the upcoming quarter-final.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘If you have a fixture list where one team cannot be part of all the games, then you have to think about the fixture list. Hopefully it starts now. I really think that’s fair, and this problem is obvious now,’ said Klopp.‘We will not be the victim of this problem. We play tonight, we wanted to win it, we did that, and if they don’t find a proper date for us, then we cannot play the next round and whoever is our opponent will go through. Or Arsenal play them.‘We are going to ignore that problem completely for tonight. A lot of people from the Premier League were sitting in front of the television hoping that Arsenal can do it. But, I’m sorry!’ Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain refused to celebrate his goal against Arsenal during Liverpool’s Carabao Cup victory (Picture: Twitter)Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain admitted he found it difficult not to celebrate his stunning goal against Arsenal during last night’s epic Carabao Cup victory.A young Liverpool side trailed 3-1 and 4-2 but produced a stunning response to level the match at 5-5 in the 95th minute, before prevailing 5-4 in a penalty shootout in front of the Kop.Oxlade-Chamberlain took another major step on the road to making a full recovery after a year out with a serious knee injury, completing 81 minutes before he was replaced by Pedro Chirivella.The England international, who scored two spectacular goals against Genk in the Champions League last week, added another belter to his collection with a thumping 25-yard volley last night.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT Read More Emery on Cup defeat to Liverpool: ‘there were positives’To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 5:01FullscreenEmery on Cup defeat to Liverpool: ‘there were positives’https://metro.co.uk/video/emery-cup-defeat-liverpool-positives-2038934/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.MORE: Unai Emery reveals mood in Arsenal dressing room after late collapse against LiverpoolMORE: Jamie Carragher sends message to Unai Emery over Mesut Ozil after Liverpool beat Arsenal Skip Comment SPONSORED Coming Next 1 min. story Advertisementlast_img read more

Dani Ceballos hoping for Real Madrid return after Arsenal loan but has had no contact with Zinedine Zidane

first_imgAdvertisement Dani Ceballos hoping for Real Madrid return after Arsenal loan but has had no contact with Zinedine Zidane Comment Dani Ceballos is aiming at a return to Real Madrid (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)Dani Ceballos hopes to play for Real Madrid again after his loan at Arsenal comes to an end, but admits that he has heard nothing from manager Zinedine Zidane since he left the Spanish capital.The 23-year-old has had a steady season in north London, impressing in patches, but making only 10 Premier League starts for the Gunners.The Spain international had re-established his place in the first team before the coronavirus hiatus, starting the last three Premier League games before the pause in the season, but with his loan ending in June, his future is uncertain.Ceballos wants to play for Real Madrid again, where he has a contract until 2023, but has heard nothing at all from his parent club all season.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘I haven’t spoken to Zidane since I left,’ Ceballos told Movistar. ‘It has to be difficult to have a dressing room with so many players. I don’t think Zidane talks to the loan players.‘Hopefully [I will play for Real Madrid again]. I now have a contract with Arsenal. At the moment in Madrid it is difficult to play with the players that are there. Now I am focused on being important at a club.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityReports in Spain from AS state that Real Madrid are not looking to sell the midfielder unless a huge offer of €50m (£43.5m) comes in for him, which looks extremely unlikely to materialise from Arsenal.However, Ceballos has praised Gunners boss Mikel Arteta, who has restored him to the starting line-up since arriving in December, saying he has learned a lot from his compatriot.‘It is what I think because I identify with his way of playing, although in Arsenal in three months I have learned a lot with Mikel Arteta,’ said Ceballos.MORE: Man Utd and Arsenal dealt transfer blow as Dayot Upamecano ‘agrees’ to join Bayern MunichMORE: Lee Dixon remembers his training ground punch-up with Dennis Bergkamp before Arsenal played TottenhamFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.center_img Advertisement Phil HaighTuesday 28 Apr 2020 1:13 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy linklast_img read more

Gary Neville delivers verdict on Mikel Arteta after Arsenal’s unbeaten start to new Premier League season

first_img Comment Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has impressed since his appointment in December (Picture: Getty)Gary Neville has hailed Mikel Arteta and says the Arsenal manager is ‘punching above his weight’ at the Emirates.The Gunners have largely impressed under Arteta since he replaced Unai Emery as manager last December.While Arsenal only finished eighth last season, there were signs of progress and they won the FA Cup at the end of the campaign, and the Community Shield at the start of this one.Arsenal maintained their perfect start to the new season on Saturday with a 2-1 victory over London rivals West Ham, having secured an emphatic opening-day win over newly-promoted Fulham.ADVERTISEMENTFormer Manchester United and England defender Neville has been impressed by Arsenal under Arteta and says he is going ‘above and beyond’ in north London.AdvertisementAdvertisementSpeaking on the Gary Neville podcast, he said: ‘I think Mikel Arteta is punching above his weight. He is going above and beyond the players he has.‘The shape and the organisation, things we have criticised Arsenal for in the past, is good. Metro Sport ReporterMonday 21 Sep 2020 4:36 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link10.1kShares Former Manchester United and England defender Gary Neville (Picture: Getty)‘They are not finishing in the top four like Arsene Wenger used to get criticised for but they look like a team which is more cohesive.‘It has continued from the end of last season and he is doing a great job.‘I just think Mikel Arteta would love that £150million that Frank Lampard has got this summer at Chelsea.’ Arsenal 2-1 West Ham: Press conference with Mikel ArtetaTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 9:12FullscreenArsenal 2-1 West Ham: Press conference with Mikel Artetahttps://metro.co.uk/video/arsenal-2-1-west-ham-press-conference-mikel-arteta-2252882/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Arsenal looked set to drop two points at home to West Ham on Saturday but Eddie Nketiah popped up with a late goal to clinch a 2-1 win.Speaking after the victory, Arteta said: ‘What I like is the approach the boys had in the last 25 minutes where I could see they were a bit down and then they lift it.‘Probably a few months ago we would have drawn or lost that game and today we win it. In the end you have to find a way because there will be games like this through the season.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Diego Simeone contacts Arsenal midfielder as Atletico Madrid target loan dealMORE: Mikel Arteta confirms no talks have started over new contract for Arsenal starcenter_img Advertisement Gary Neville delivers verdict on Mikel Arteta after Arsenal’s unbeaten start to new Premier League season Advertisementlast_img read more

Step off on the Right Foot on a First Day Hike at a Pennsylvania State Park

first_img By: Cindy Adams Dunn, Secretary of Conservation and Natural Resources Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf HOLIDAYS SHARE TWEET Environment,  Holidays,  The Blog What are your New Year’s resolutions? Stay healthy, reduce stress, spend more time with family? We can help with all these things starting January 1 on a First Day Hike. Held in 28 Pennsylvania state parks, the guided hikes are free, and are part of a national effort to promote both healthy lifestyles and get people outdoors for year-round recreation at state parks.An invigorating walk or hike in a beautiful state park helps burn off holiday calories, cure cabin fever and spend time together with friends and family.State involvement has grown to the point where all 50 states sponsor First Day Hikes. Pennsylvanians are fortunate to have a state park within 25 miles, as well as 2.2 million acres of state forest land that they can explore. In addition to improving our quality of life and giving us places to play outdoors, state parks and the visitors they draw contribute close to a billion dollars in economic activity in nearby communities each year.The following Pennsylvania state parks are participating during daylight hours January 1, 2017:BeltzvilleCaledoniaCanoe CreekCodorusCowans GapDelaware CanalFrench CreekGreenwood FurnaceGifford PinchotJacobsburg Environmental Education CenterJennings Environmental Education CenterKeystoneKings Gap Environmental Education CenterLittle BuffaloLyman RunMoraineNescopeckNolde Forest Environmental Education CenterParker DamPine Grove FurnacePrince GallitzinPymatuningR.B. WinterShawneeSinnemahoningPresque Isle State Park in Erie will offer a New Year’s Eve or “Last Night” hike for those who wish to ring in the new year while hiking. This 3-mile easy hike begins at 11 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 31, and will end around 1 a.m. Friday, Jan. 1. Also, Bald Eagle State Park in Centre County is offer an evening hike Dec. 31 that will focus on owls in the park.Most of the hikes are about one or two miles, but some can be longer depending on the park and its terrain. The treks are guided by state park staff or volunteers. For a complete list of hikes and times check the DCNR Calendar of Events.Last year in Pennsylvania, participants hiked more than 3,000 miles on the first day of the year.If you’d rather hit the trail on your own, somewhere closer to home, Pennsylvania has more than 5,800 local parks. This online map lets you search for one by county, name or location.The ‘welcome mat’ is out at our state and local parks and trails. I’ll be bundling up and heading to the First Day Hike at Pine Grove Furnace State Park in Cumberland County. Join me!Hikers are invited to share their experience on social media using #FirstDayHike and #GetOutdoorsPA. December 21, 2016 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Step off on the Right Foot on a First Day Hike at a Pennsylvania State Parklast_img read more

Governor Wolf Orders Commonwealth Flags at Half-Staff to Honor Firefighter Dennis DeVoe

first_img Flag Order,  Press Release Governor Tom Wolf has ordered all commonwealth flags on the Capitol Complex and at all commonwealth facilities in York and Dauphin Counties to remain flying at half-staff to honor fallen City of Harrisburg firefighter Dennis DeVoe.Dennis DeVoe, a resident of Stewartstown and a 21 year member of Harrisburg fire service, died from injuries after his car was struck by another vehicle while en route to a fire in Harrisburg on March 10th.Flags shall remain lowered at half-staff until his internment.All Pennsylvanians are invited to participate in this tribute. Governor Wolf Orders Commonwealth Flags at Half-Staff to Honor Firefighter Dennis DeVoe March 12, 2017center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img

Governor Wolf Denies Trump Administration Request for Voter Information

first_imgGovernor Wolf Denies Trump Administration Request for Voter Information June 30, 2017 Press Release,  Voting & Elections Governor Tom Wolf sent the following letter today to Kris Kobach, the Vice Chair of the Trump Administration’s Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity.To view the letter in its entirety, click here (Scribd). View a PDF version here.Full text of the letter:June 30, 2017Kris W. KobachVice ChairPresidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NWWashington, DC 20500Dear Vice Chair Kobach:We have received your request for the personal information, including partial Social Security Numbers, birth dates and driver license numbers, of every registered voter in the state. The commonwealth cannot share this information.Your request is problematic for several reasons. First, you have suggested that you would make this information public. Wholesale public disclosure of individual voter records would be inappropriate, and it is contrary to Pennsylvania law. Second, you have given no assurances that you will handle such data securely. More broadly, your request implies that your office may undertake a systematic effort to suppress the vote in Pennsylvania.In addition, I have serious reservations about the true intentions of this effort in light of the false statements this administration has made regarding voting integrity, the historical suppression of voting rights, and the way that such data has been used in the past.First, during the campaign, then-candidate Trump repeatedly and falsely suggested, without evidence, that there existed wide-spread voter fraud in Pennsylvania and in particular in certain population centers in our commonwealth. These claims were untrue and unsupported by any credible evidence. Even worse, after the election, then-President-elect Trump suggested that millions of votes across the country had been cast illegally. Again, then President-Elect Trump provided no evidence in support of his claims. These attacks on our most important democratic institution – the right to vote – remain unproven and lack even a scintilla of support.Second, I have grave concerns your request is a mere pretense for pursuing restrictions on the fundamental right of citizens to vote. Here in Pennsylvania, our Courts have already struck down a voter identification program, holding that such program placed unconstitutional and undue burden on this fundamental right. I have no interest in contributing to any effort to suppress the right to vote or create unnecessary or unfair burdens on voters.Lastly, my predecessor sought to participate in your failed Inter-State Crosscheck Program, only to have local election officials explain that the program was useless, and even hurtful to improving the integrity of our election systems. The Crosscheck data was riddled with errors and inaccurate. Even so, the program discovered absolutely no double voting within the commonwealth.Of course, integrity of the vote is of utmost importance to me and my administration. As such, my administration has partnered with the PEW Charitable Trusts’ and the Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC) to help ensure the integrity of our voter rolls. ERIC provides a more sophisticated and more reliable matching process than Interstate Crosscheck and consequently delivers a high level of confidence in the data that it provided to Pennsylvania. We are satisfied with ERIC and do not need any further assistance.That said, like any citizen, you are welcome to purchase the publicly available voter file from the Pennsylvania Department of State. It can be purchased at pavoterservices.pa.gov for $20. Of course, in accordance with Pennsylvania law, such data may not be used for commercial or other purposes, except as required by 25 Pa.C.S. sections 1207(b) & 1404(c)(2). Further, such information may not be published on the Internet, as such publication is prohibited by 4 Pa. Code sections 183.13(g) & 183.14(k).At the end of the day, I would be more interested in hearing from the White House how they are protecting our elections from outside, illegal and international influence, including misinformation disseminated on the Internet. Further, I would support any effort to invest more federal funding in protecting our voter systems and improving voting technology.The right to vote is absolute and I have no confidence that you seek to bolster it. Voter suppression is undemocratic and I will not allow Pennsylvania to participate in this process to further the trend of suppression seen across the country.Sincerely,TOM WOLFGovernorGovernor Tom Wolf Letter to Kris Kobach Denying Trump Administration Request for Voter Information by Governor Tom Wolf on Scribdcenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more