On Saturday, Pennsylvania Senate President Jake Corman Responded to the Election Review Directive from the Department of State.
The Pennsylvania Department of State recently issued a directive prohibiting county election boards from cooperating with the Senate’s election audit.
This comes days after Pennsylvania State Senator Doug Mastriano initiated a full forensic audit in Pennsylvania announcing that he has a majority on his committee who will vote to issue the subpoenas.
The Audit War Room Twitter Page tweeted Senate President Jake Corman’s statement.
PA: “The Legislature has clear authority – both statutorily and constitutionally – to provide oversight AND ISSUE SUBPOENAS.” – Sen President Jake Corman
Statement from Pennsylvania State Senate President Jake Corman:
Posted on Jul 10, 2021
HARRISBURG – Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman (R-Bellefonte) issued the following statement today in response to a directive issued by the Department of State that orders counties not to allow for a review of electronic voting systems:
“The Department of State’s directive is an attack on the General Assembly’s power to review, investigate, and legislate in matters within its legislative authority, which includes Pennsylvania’s election system. The Legislature has clear authority – both statutorily and constitutionally – to provide oversight and issue subpoenas. This directive tramples those rights which were specifically put in place to prevent potential abuses and overreach by the Executive Branch.
“This action is another troubling example of the Wolf Administration weaponizing and politicizing the agency that is directly responsible for overseeing free and fair elections. This sort of partisanship from an agency that is supposed to be a neutral arbiter is the reason why most Pennsylvanians lack faith in our election system, and it underscores the need for the kind of real and meaningful election reform that the Governor continues to deny the citizens of our Commonwealth.
“This deeply partisan directive calls into question the ability of the Acting Secretary to serve as a neutral arbitrator on election matters, which will be a key consideration when the Senate considers her nomination in the fall.”
The text above is straight from the Democratic Party’s 2020 platform. These are not just partisan attacks but acts of deception.
This is an attack on the rights of all Americans and the rights of State Legislatures.
The Legislature has clear authority to conduct a full forensic election audit.