A Pennsylvania lawmaker will be in Arizona this week to tour the site of a GOP-backed audit of the 2020 election.
State Sen. Doug Mastriano is part of a three-person delegation from Pennsylvania that will be meeting with fellow Republicans and those counting ballots in Maricopa County.
Mastriano’s visit was announced by the official Twitter account of the “Maricopa Arizona Audit,” which was commissioned by Arizona Republicans in the state Senate and is being conducted by a private firm, Cyber Ninjas. The visit will include a tour and getting “a brief from the forensic audit team,” according to the account.
The lawmaker will be accompanied by two other Pennsylvania Republicans: state Sen. Cris Dush and state Rep. Rob Kauffman. All three signed letters in January asking Congress to not certify Pennsylvania’s election results.
OAN Reporter Christina Bobb announced Pennsylvania Sent Delegation to Arizona Today and will get on the scene tour Wednesday of audit floor.
The lawmakers’ visit comes after the US Department of Justice expressed “concerns” that the partisan audit may be in breach of federal law. Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, a Democrat, also recently urged local officials not to reuse any election equipment that has been in the hands of Cyber Ninjas, saying the integrity of the machines has been compromised.
Updated: The Pennsylvania Legislative Delegation is currently meeting with Members of the Arizona Legislature to discuss election integrity in the United States.