More than 20 Republican members of the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives have introduced a resolution to dispute statewide election results citing what they call “substantial irregularities and improprieties associated with mail-in balloting.”
The resolution demands the governor and secretary of state withdraw the certification of the presidency and all statewide races.
“A number of compromises of Pennsylvania’s election laws took place during the 2020 General Election,” the statement said. “The documented irregularities and improprieties associated with mail-in balloting, pre-canvassing, and canvassing have undermined our elector process and as a result we can not accept certification of the results in statewide races.”
“It is absolutely imperative that we take these steps if we are to ensure public trust in our electoral system. Faith in government begins with faith in the elections which select that government.”
Lawmakers declared the selection of presidential electors and other statewide electoral contest results in this Commonwealth to be in dispute.
“We are calling on the Secretary of the Commonwealth and the Governor to withdraw or vacate the certification of presidential electors and to delay certification of results in other statewide electoral contests voted on at the 2020 General Election. We also urge the United States Congress to declare the selection of presidential electors in this Commonwealth to be in dispute.”
Members of the General Assembly noted their commitment to providing a free and fair elections regardless of outcome.
“Just as Pennsylvania led the founding of our Nation, Pennsylvania should also lead the way by making sure our Commonwealth continues to stand as a keystone in our nation where free and fair elections are of paramount concern, no matter the final outcome of those elections.”
The proposed text lists three steps taken by the judicial and executive branches to change the rule of the election.
First, on Sept. 17, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court “unlawfully and unilaterally” extended the deadline by which mail ballots could be received, mandated that ballots without a postmark would be treated as timely, and allowed for ballots without a verified voted signature to be accepted, the resolution says.
Second, on Oct. 23, upon a petition from the secretary of the commonwealth, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that signatures on mail-in ballots need not be authenticated.
And third, on Nov. 2, the secretary of the commonwealth “encouraged certain counties to notify party and candidate representatives of mail-in voters whose ballots contained defects,” the resolution says.
All of the changes are contrary to the Pennsylvania Election Code, which requires mail-in ballots to be received at 8 p.m. on Election Day, mandates that signatures on the mail-in ballots be authenticated, and forbids the counting of defective mail-in ballots.
Sen. Mastriano: “We are going to take our power back. We are going to seat the electors.”
Pennsylvania State Sen. Doug Mastriano, a Republican, said Friday that the GOP-controlled state legislature will make a bid to reclaim its power to appoint the state’s electors to the Electoral College, saying they could start the process on Nov. 30.
“So, we’re gonna do a resolution between the House and Senate, hopefully today,” he told Steve Bannon’s War Room on Friday.
“I’ve spent two hours online trying to coordinate this with my colleagues. And there’s a lot of good people working this here. Saying, that the resolution saying we’re going to take our power back. We’re gonna seat the electors. Now obviously we’re gonna need the support of the leadership of the House and Senate, we’re getting there on that.”
Mastriano tells Bannon that there are 50 “voices” in the Senate, with 29 of them being “Republican or independent caucuses with us.” He adds that “all we need, you know, are 16 in the Senate, really, to influence the leadership.” The Senator believes that Republicans in the state legislature are “getting motivated” and that “momentum” is building to move forward and do “the right thing.”
“We can’t certify an election result that appears to be corrupted” said Mastriano.
This move could be considered another huge win for the Trump Campaign as they continue to push Republicans in Pennsylvania, as well as other states, to act upon the evidence of widespread voter fraud.