(VIDEO) PA State Senator Doug Mastriano On Election Subpoenas: “We’re Still Nowhere Closer To An Audit Than We Were Last November.”

On Wednesday, the Pennsylvania senate issued lackluster subpoenas for election evidence that failed to include ballots or machines used in the 2020 election.

The Gateway Pundit reported this fact as it leaves many wondering what the point of this audit is.

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WJAC reported that Corman said not to even consider this a recount. Apparently, it is just a review of the system but that still begs the question, why didn’t they subpoena the machines?

This audit is led by Pennsylvania Senate President Jake Corman, and the Gateway Pundit has reported on Corman’s efforts to stall the audit for months now. President Trump even put his name on blast in June for failing to act on his promises days after Senator Mastriano led a delegation to Arizona.

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Jake Corman has fired Doug Mastriano’s staff and removed him from his committee, falsely claiming that Cris Dush was spearheading efforts and that Mastriano had stepped down. With a heavy heart, Mastriano responded saying that he has not and will not retreat.

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Arizona State Senator Wendy Rogers describes Mastriano as a “high-integrity intellect”, and his Ph.D. In history gives him a vast understanding of our Nation’s history along with its greatness. He is not interested in playing politics like RINO Jake Corman.

The Gateway Pundit’s Jordan Conradson spoke to Senator Mastriano who said the audit is a dog and pony show at this point.

Conradson: so I know that you weren’t just leading the Pennsylvania delegation down to the Arizona audit in June, you were leading the nation, you were leading all the delegations because Pennsylvania was the first. So what happened to your leadership role in the audit, since June?

Mastriano: So, as everyone knows they kicked off on November 25th of last year. We were the first state to do an in person hearing on what happened on November 3 and it was great to see Pennsylvania finally leading in a positive direction after so many years of lagging behind. The irony is today of course it’s Constitution Day. On this day in 1787 in Philadelphia, the Constitution was signed and as Benjamin Franklin came out there was a throng of people outside of Philadelphia and this lady, Mrs. Powell yelled to him Well Mr. Franklin, what do we have a monarchy or Republic, and he said a Republic, if you can keep it. Those words are coming down to us today. So we did a hearing, November, and then of course, I’m facing lots of obstacles trying to get a forensic audit, like Arizona is doing/did in our state. So finally, on July 7, well, as you mentioned, lead the Pennsylvania delegation down to Arizona and I’m like, “This needs to happen back in Pennsylvania” met with quite a bit of resistance as you can imagine from the swamp, some people call a sewer, whatever. And then, on July 7, I issued, as a chair of a standing committee with U.S. Constitutional authority under Article One, Section Four, one, to issue letters to three counties, asking them to comply with a full forensic investigation and audit. And they all defaulted to a subpoena, was lined up to vote on a subpoena in August, on August 6. Right before we sun shined it, all a sudden I’m getting calls from the committee members saying that the President of the Senate, Senator Jake Corman called behind my back to the Republican committee members asked them not to do it, basically it was canceled. And it wasn’t. I work through whatever issues that supposedly had at the time and then had another date picked for a vote and I was told that it would be stripped of my committee chair and lose my staff if I move forward. We move forward, but I was never able to get a vote on the subpoenas because Senator Corman stripped me of my committee chair and removed my staff in Harrisburg, and this is the kind of politics of course that people around the nation are sick of. That’s the kind of thing that led to this catastrophe of voting fraud last year, this is a reason why so many states aren’t moving forward, but God bless Arizona. And that’s what we’re facing here.

Conradson: That’s right. So last month, you issued a response to a statement by Senator Jake Corman where he falsely claimed that Cris Dush led the investigation from the beginning, and he also said that you retreated from the investigation. You responded by saying, you haven’t and will not back down. So what can you even do now that he’s fired all your staff and remove you have your chairmanship.

Mastriano: The irony of a career politician, and you know when he gave a speech on the floor of the Senate in January, you know, since he was elected as president he talked about, “I’ve been part of this institution for four decades”. I’m like, man it’s a long time, 21 years of Daddy as a senator and 22 years that he has been in dad’s seat. So we have a dynasty, 43 years of Corman dynasty and I don’t think that’s the sort of things that our founding fathers envisioned as they signed the Constitution on this day in Philadelphia in 1787. So what am I doing now obviously it’s holding me accountable. And, you know, I’ll support any endeavor because you know what my friend, the only thing that matters is let’s get the forensic investigation done. It can’t be a sampling, can’t be a recount, it has to be what you saw firsthand there. You know the scientific approach looking at the ballot to see if the ballots are legit or not and these games going on, kicking the ball, you know down the line here dragging it out is what we’re seeing now. And so right now, we’ve made no headway in doing a forensic investigation. There was a vote on subpoenas Wednesday. It’s a list of 17 items. I’m looking around for the list basically it’s asking for a lot of information, it’s already publicly available to the Senate and to the public out there. So it’s an exercise in futility. A forensic investigation, the audit doesn’t begin until we get the ballots from the counties and the voting logs, anything else directly affiliated with that. And so we’re beyond a month now since Senator Corman, saw it in his infinite wisdom to strip me and my committee chair and that we’re still nowhere closer to an audit than we were last November.

Conradson: They didn’t even subpoena the ballots or the machines so why do you think they didn’t ask for any supporting evidence of the 2020 election?

Mastriano: I’m speculating because obviously, they’re not conferring with me here but I think it’s an endeavor. I listen to the words and Orwellian doublespeak, the bottom line is just to drag it out, to keep the Trump supporters off their backs, make it look like they’re doing something when really this is not moving us forward any closer to the goal than we need to be.

Conradson: So, you think it’s a turtle dog and pony show?

Mastriano: At this point, yeah.

Conradson: So what’s the next, what’s the next step what can the voters of Pennsylvania actually do to make something really happen? Because I know everyone’s tired of just sitting around and waiting.

Mastriano: Yeah, yeah, it’s just as I am, you know if I could lay out one thing. So, you know, I issue the letters, I give the Counties three weeks to respond, I basically give them until the 31st of July to respond, a couple more days than three weeks. And then the week after I had planned on doing a voting session and as I already mentioned, you know, Senator Corman called My members told them not to come to any voting session that was going to be sunshine the next day for Pennsylvania law, as well locked me out of committee hearing rooms so I couldn’t even hold a vote if I, you know, went out on my own as I did in July, you know against his wishes. And that’s just the epitome of fraud. So, as we entered, August, we’re like a month, past where the subpoenas were due, people start asking me, heck they asked me for weeks. “Okay. Doug, where are the subpoenas?” and I’m like you know I’m trying to get together, trying to coordinate people’s calendars and what you didn’t know is that I was working behind the scenes with leadership in the Senate, Republican leadership I didn’t want to do this, evidently. And so that’s why I made a decision on the 20th of August to pull the curtain back. So you’re asking me where the subpoenas are, ask Senator Corman, because he’s the guy holding up the show and I just laid out with what I’ve been dealing with here the previous month. So since then, you know, they came out, he came out with a statement saying we’re gonna move forward subpoenas you know within a week, and we’re now a month on, and we’re no closer. The subpoenas that were issued on Wednesday have nothing to do with actually getting the audit done. And so I can’t tell you what the holdup is other than a lack of desire and a lack of will to do what the people want.

Conradson: So, what, what can the people do.

Mastriano: Contact Senator Corman and respectfully, but firmly asked him to get the ballots and think of that, we need the ballots. That is step one, step two are the machines. Simple as that.

on this day in 1787 Constitution was signed. It’s our job to keep this republic, Arizona, God bless you and I pray Pennsylvania will follow suit. Thank you,

Corman has not served but mooched off of the taxpayer in the Pennsylvania Senate since 1999, following his father who held this seat from 1977 to 1998.

This guy knows nothing but political games like this.

Arizona is the model and these subpoenas need to be corrected.

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Jordan Conradson, formerly TGP’s Arizona correspondent, is currently on assignment in Washington DC. Jordan has played a critical role in exposing fraud and corruption in Arizona's elections and elected officials. His reporting on election crimes in Maricopa County led to the resignation of one election official, and he was later banned from the Maricopa County press room for his courage in pursuit of the truth. TGP and Jordan finally gained access after suing Maricopa County, America's fourth largest county, and winning at the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. Conradson looks forward to bringing his aggressive style of journalism to the Swamp.

You can email Jordan Conradson here, and read more of Jordan Conradson's articles here.


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