Pennsylvania State Senator Doug Mastriano announced plans to issue subpoenas to boost his effort to have various PA counties investigate the 2020 election results.
Mastriano plans to issues these subpoenas from the state Senate’s Intergovernmental Operations Committee, which he chairs. The State Senator told One America News (OAN), “We’re eagerly awaiting my committee coming together when I can get a quorum, get everyone’s calendars matched up—it is summertime. As soon as I get a quorum, we will have a meeting, we will vote on subpoenas, and let the fun begin.”
The reason behind this subpoena push is that three PA counties have refused to comply with Mastriano’s forensic probe that he initiated in early July. Mastriano’s probe would request materials like ballots and access to voting machines for review. Tioga, York, and Philadelphia counties failed to comply with Mastriano’s requests by the deadline of July 31st.
The York County commissioners denied Mastriano’s requests in mid-July and the Tioga Couty officials announced their plans to ignore Mastriano’s requests on the 29th of July. Lisa Deeley, a Democrat commissioner out of Philadelphia county responded to Mastriano on the 30th, saying, “Philadelphia County’s participation in your proposed analysis would be duplicative of extensive efforts already undertaken by the Philadelphia County Board of Elections, the Pennsylvania Department of State, state and federal courts, and your colleagues in the Pennsylvania State Senate. Participation could also impair our ability to operate fair and secure elections in Philadelphia.”
During his OAN appearance, Mastriano hinted at the possibility that this subpoena could lead to investigations of more than just those 3 counties: “We’re looking at three counties, and if sufficient evidence comes up with shenanigans and corruption or fraud, then we’ll have a second round with additional counties”.
Mastriano’s appearance on OAN can be viewed below:
Mastriano’s work has faced backlash from PA Dems across social media. One Twitter user praised the three counties for refusing to comply with Mastriano’s requests, saying, “We applaud these counties for refusing to hand over their voters’ secure election data. Pennsylvania is NOT Arizona. We don’t support a #FraudIt.”
@SenMastriano Philadelphia County has joined York & Tioga Counties in rejecting Sen. Doug Mastriano’s request for election data.— Scarlet (@wendjune51) August 3, 2021
We applaud these counties for refusing to hand over their voters’ secure election data.
Pennsylvania is NOT Arizona.
We don’t support a #FraudIt.
A Democrat advocacy group believes Mastriano’s work is a “Trump-inspired fundraising fraud to raise millions.”
@SenMastriano PA forensic audit has nothing to do with PA election integrity –— DemocraticGroup (@GroupDemocratic) August 3, 2021
It’s a Trump-inspired fundraising fraud to raise millions.@GroupDemocratic will watch & report where Mastriano’s audit funds actually go.https://t.co/xlmFNsFpwB
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