Following his request for information and materials necessary to conduct a forensic investigation of the 2020 General Election and the 2021 Primary, Pennsylvania Senator Doug Mastriano issued a statement on Monday, July 12. It’s to respond the efforts by Governor Tom Wolf and his administration and Attorney General Josh Shapiro to block a forensic audit in the state.
“On Friday, the Acting Secretary of State issued a veiled threat disguised as a “directive” to all 67 counties in Pennsylvania. This threat implied that any county who participates in a forensic investigation and allows access of electronic voting systems to “third party entities not directly involved in the conduct of elections” will have their machines automatically decertified and retired before the next election.”
Facing an attack from Democrats against his crusade for Election Integrity, the PA Department of State also responded to Mastriano’s request, labeling attempts to examine and confirm the recent elections in Biden’s home state a “sham review.”
Despite increasing bipartisan suspicion of fraud in the 2020 election, the press release was also quick to attack the current forensic audit underway in Arizona, as well as the volatile situation in Fulton County, GA.
As Mastriano points out: “The case for a forensic investigation of the 2020 general election is evident to any unbiased observer.”
In his statement, Mastriano went on to suggest that Shapiro’s time “could be better spent on important law enforcement issues rather than nightly CNN/MSNBC appearances, childish name calling, and tweets of incessant broad, yet empty platitudes.” He spelled out some key election integrity issues that warrant the Attorney General’s attention:
- Investigating sworn affidavits from the 2020 November election.
- Protecting the personal data of PA citizens by investigating the Wolf Administration’s contact tracing data breach which exposed the personal health data of over 72,000 Pennsylvanians.
- Coming up with actual solutions to stem the rising tide of violent crime in PA cities and standing up to progressive district attorneys.
- Investigating the deaths of 16,000 of our dearly loved elderly resulting from the Wolf Administration’s directive to send COVID-positive patients back into long term care facilities.