Pennsylvania Introduces Bill to Dispute 2020 Results

Penny Zhou
By Penny Zhou
December 1, 2020NTD Evening News

Republican state lawmakers in Pennsylvania on Monday introduced a resolution to dispute the results of the 2020 election.

The bill says that state officials have infringed upon the state legislature’s authority by unlawfully changing election rules.

The resolution calls on the secretary of state to withdraw the premature certification, declare the election to be in dispute, and urge Congress to declare the selection of presidential electors in dispute.

Republican State Senator Doug Mastriano said on 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.

The bill has been co-sponsored by 41 lawmakers. It requires 102 votes to pass. The state has 109 Republicans in the house.

The resolution listed three illegal actions by state officials and the state courts.

That includes the state’s supreme court extending the deadline of accepting mail-in ballots, it’s ruling that signatures on mail-in ballots don’t need to be verified, and the secretary of state encouraging certain counties to notify party and candidate representatives of mail-in voters whose ballots contained defects.

All of the changes are contrary to the Pennsylvania Election Code, which forbids the counting of defective mail-in ballots.

The resolution also lists a variety of election irregularities and potential fraud. That includes the issues brought up by witnesses during the Senate hearing last week.

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