Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Pennsylvania lawmakers hopeful of an audit after the Arizona election survey

A Pennsylvania delegation will try to persuade state legislators to support an audit of the 2020 election, after visiting an election survey in Arizona’s largest province.

“I’m 100 percent in favor of having one and I think our leadership is starting to lean that way,” Senator Cris Dush of Pennsylvania told reporters at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix, where the Maricopa County audit has been held since April 23.

Dush was accompanied by Sen. Doug Mastriano of Pennsylvania and Pennsylvania Representative Rob Kauffman.

Dush said he was impressed with how the Arizona audit is done, including how the businesses hired by the Arizona Senate deal with problems providing custody.

‘I’ve never seen anything like it to be honest with you, it’s fantastic. “I want to encourage other state legislators to come here and look at it as well, especially if you’ve had situations like the one we experienced in Pennsylvania that our citizens are in a commotion,” he said.

Mastriano told a pool reporter that he supports Pennsylvania to do an audit like in Arizona.

“I’m not going to get over it. I’m just trying to figure out what went right, what went wrong? And how will we have better elections in the future? He said.

This is the same reasoning Arizona senators put forward when they explained why they ordered the Maricopa County audit.

One poll showed that about 40 percent of Pennsylvania voters are concerned about the integrity of the election, the state senator noted, adding: “For the sake of our … constitutional republic and for the sake of peace of mind, let’s just do it. . Let’s pick a few provinces and put people’s minds to rest. ‘

Doug Mastriano, Republican member of the Pennsylvania Senate, speaks at a rally at the National Mall in Washington on December 12, 2020. (Samira Bouaou / The Epoch Times)

A majority of the legislature in Pennsylvania will have to support an audit, Mastriano added. The Republican and Democratic leaders of the legislature did not respond to requests for comment.

The Pennsylvania delegation planned to take back the information they learned in Arizona to Republican leaders.

Auditors appointed by the Senate in Arizona, led by Cyber ​​Ninjas, based in Florida, review the nearly 2.1 million votes cast in the province during the 2020 presidential election. They also examined tablets and other machines used during the game.

Republicans control the Arizona Senate; Democrats largely opposed the audit, arguing that voter information could be at risk.

Observers were sent to the Colosseum by Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, a Democrat. said they saw a security gate being left unattended and a procedure manual marked “confidential” being left on a counter. They also learned that copies of the voting system data had been sent to a laboratory in Montana and claimed that quality control practices to ensure data were entered correctly were not in place.

The Arizona Senate liaison did not respond when asked about the observation notes.

Before the tour, Kauffman told The Epoch Times that he wanted to see first-hand how the audit was conducted.

‘The forensic audit in Arizona is really one of the talks of America, and a lot of things are being thrown around about how it’s being carried out, and I consider it a fact to see what’s happening on the ground in Arizona, how it’s going to happen , and if it is something that needs to be done in other states, ”he said.

Taxpayers’ money was not used for the trip, lawmakers said.

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