After Touring the Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix the audit in Maricopa County, Arizona, Pennsylvania lawmakers called for an audit of their own, according to The Western Journal.
“They’ve expressed interest in the Arizona audit and possibly replicating this in Pennsylvania.”
“They are getting a behind-the-scenes tour tomorrow … They’re going to get to hear from the auditors exactly what is happening.”
“Of course, there’s been a lot of criticism about this audit.”
“So, they have concerns that they want to see addressed, namely, is voter integrity maintained? Is the secret ballot maintained? Of course, if there’s any way that the audit could somehow be disparaging any certain demographic?”
“So, this is going to be an opportunity for them to get out and see exactly what’s happening in Arizona — and if they like what they see, take it back to Pennsylvania.”
“I’ve heard a lot of rumblings. We’ve heard from many of the senators that they are getting accolades from around the country and many other states are reaching out to them congratulating them on the work that they’re doing and thanking them for continuing the fight and staying in the fight.
“And I think once they realize that the Senate was honest and being real when they said, ‘Hey, we welcome any state to come take a look at this,’ then I think we’re going to start seeing other states follow suit.”
From The Western Journal:
The delegation included Pennsylvania state Sen. Doug Mastriano, state Sen. Cris Dush and state Rep. Rob Kauffman — all Republicans.
Obviously, the audit tour and the discussion with the audit team that followed impressed the Pennsylvania lawmakers. On Wednesday night, The Wall Street Journal reported that they have called for their own state to conduct a similar audit. There will be hurdles to overcome before that can happen, but Mastriano appears determined to move forward with it.
Perhaps the most striking oddity about the election results in Pennsylvania was that the state reportedly wound up with 200,000 more votes than the number of people who voted. According to state Rep. Russ Diamond’s website, there were 202,377 more ballots cast in the state than the number of voters who voted statewide.
In November, Mastriano organized a hearing on voter fraud in Pennsylvania. He invited election observers who had claimed they’d witnessed irregularities during their service to tell their stories. Former President Donald Trump’s then-personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, participated and Trump himself called in to deliver a message to the attendees.
I watched the hearing at the time and found it riveting. One of the most compelling witnesses was Gregory Stenstrom from Delaware County, Pennsylvania. He is a retired Naval officer, a data scientist, a forensic computer analyst and an expert in security and fraud.
His testimony provided a good idea of the types of irregularities that were reported by observers throughout the state during the election.
Stenstrom was a poll watcher in the city of Chester, Pennsylvania, in November. He described a wide variety of “irregularities.”
Stenstrom said that on Election Day, the mail-in ballot database had not been updated, so people would arrive at a precinct and report to poll workers that their vote wasn’t showing up in the system and that they’d like to vote. These individuals were supposed to be given a provisional ballot which could be checked against the database later on. Instead, Stenstrom said they were given regular ballots. He allegedly observed this happening at seven different poll centers.
According to Stenstrom, the supervisors were polite but took no action. So, he said he went down to the counting center which was located in a separate building. Stenstrom said he had been told there were 10 to 20 Republican observers there.
He told those at the hearing he arrived at the counting facility at 6 p.m. with four other men. They weren’t allowed into the facility until 11 p.m., and only after seeking legal assistance, according to Stenstrom.