NEWS BLACKOUT: Democrats and Media Ignore Calls for full Pre-Certification Audit in PA

As the Counting for the 2020 Elections is still underway, and the Media/Democrat machine has declared their victor will be seated, the rest of the country is waiting on the upcoming legal battles to settle and the Congress to determine the certification of the results.

Conveniently many in the Cable News/ Mainstream Media is ignoring all of the data that would help keep people informed on what is actually unfolding, including one story out of the battleground of PA, that includes the Speaker of the House of PA who has called for a full audit of the results before any legal certification can happen to secure the final results.

The Democrats and their media claim that they can resist reality on that because it is a Republican who is calling for the audit.

According to 7 ABC News:

“The state Senate majority leader and speaker of the House are urging Pennsylvanians to be patient, but they’re also calling for an audit of the election.

“Relax. Let the process unfold in a way that the constitution provides for it,” said state Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman.

Corman accuses the Department of State of taking away the security of the process.

No matter who wins, he says people won’t have faith in the results.

“Let me be very clear. I have no knowledge of any voter fraud. I have no knowledge of any misdeeds other than the process,” Corman said.

But that hasn’t stopped Corman from calling for the resignation of Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar.

“Well I have no intent to resign and I disagree with everything that they say,” Boockvar said.

It’s the process, not necessarily the outcome that has Corman and Speaker of the House Bryan Cutler crying foul.

“To ensure that the election process can be verified as accurate and without consideration of who wins the presidential race, the whole way down to the statehouse races at our level, I’m calling on Gov. Wolf to produce a full audit of the 2020 election process,” Cutler said.

Corman says the language of Act 77, permitting mail-in ballots, is clear.

“(It) says that election day ends at 8 p.m. If your ballot is not here by 8 p.m. on Tuesday, other than the military overseas ballots… then it doesn’t count,” Corman said.

“Any points of confusion have come solely from the additions that the court made,” Cutler said. “The court’s actions, some believe, were in violation of the federal constitution. That is being litigated.”

Corman and Cutler say some last-minute directions from Boockvar aren’t in the election code and counties didn’t all follow suit.

“We have very strong processes in place that make sure that voting integrity and security are constantly followed by every county in the state,” Boockvar said.

BREADCRUMBS ON TWITTER:

A quick search on Twitter located the letter from the Speaker:

Here is the full and un-edited text of the letter:

November 6,2020
Tom Wolf
Governor
225 Main Capitol Building
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17120
t t,* HAND DELIVERED x**
Dear Governor:
As you are aware, the General Election currently being conducted in the Commonwealth has
generated a significant amount of interest among our citizens, who have been anxiously awaiting
results since the election concluded at the lawfully enacted deadline of November 3,2020 at 8:00
PM.

For months, I, along with many members of the House of Representatives and Senate, have
raised serious concerns relating to the adminishation of the election, specifically because this
was the first full year Pennsylvanians would be able to use no-excuse absentee mail-in ballots
Unfortunately, some of the concerns that were previously raised have manifested into issues
which cannot be overlooked.
First, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court unconstitutionally extended the deadline to receive late

ballots and openly ignored the findings of fact and law that were issued by the Commonwealth
Courtr. That issue is now being litigated at the United States Supreme Court. However, this
judicial intervention created unnecessary chaos and uncertainty as to what constitutes a timely
and lawfully cast vote.

1 See Pennsvlvania Democratic ParE v. Boockvar, No. 133 MM 2020, 2020 WL 5554644 (Pa. Sept. l7 , 2020) and
Crossey v. Boockvar, No. 108 MM2020,2020WL 5554582 (Pa. Sept. 17,2020).
Second, your Secretary of State initiated another legal action in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court
to ooclarifu” whether signatures on returned absentee and mail-in ballots could be reviewed for
authenticity by counties during the pre-canvassing of ballots2.

Without permitting the House or Senate to intervene and defend the existing law, the Court
unilaterally directed the county boards of elections to not reject absentee or mail-in ballots for
counting, computing and tallying based on signature comparisons conducted by county election
officials or employees, or as the result of third party challenges based on such comparisons.
This, of course, is a significant departure from Pennsylvania law and practice, and it eliminated
one of the most important security and anti-fraud features used with absentee and mail-in ballots
It also treats voters who vote on Election Day in person different from those that used the
absentee ballot or mail-in program.

Additionally, notwithstanding assuring the United States Supreme Court that late arriving ballots
would be fully segregated, the Secretary of State issued conflicting “guidance” to counties
regarding how to manage late arriving ballots. Full segregation, as initially contemplated, was
replaced with guidance that encouraged the counties to process ballots but keep totals separated.
Also, prior to election day, and in contravention of state law and a Pennsylvania Supreme Court
ruling, some counties began pre-canvassing ballots by reviewing the declarations to find
oodefects” which they then sought to have voters oocure.”
The Secretary of State permitted these actions, which are now subject to several court cases in

both federal and state courts3. Not surprisingly, very serious equal protection rights issues now
exist due to the disparate treatment of voters from different counties.
Further, poll watchers, which are the hallmark of our Election Day process to promote
transparency and fairness, were unlawfully denied the opportunity to meaningfully observe the
proceedings of all pre-canvass and canvassing activities.
Finally, it is my understanding that among all our counties, an unprecedented 105,000
provisional ballots have been issued.

Under our stafutes, provisional ballots may only be issued if there is an issue with a voter (e.g. a
voter’s name does not appear in the poll or supplemental poll book, a voter was issued but did
not successfully vote an absentee or mail-in ballot).
Clearly, the significant number provisional ballots are indicative of voter issues across the
Commonwealth.

Governor, all these issues could have been avoided had your Secretary of State and the
Pennsylvania Supreme Court simply followed the law as written.
2 See In re Nov. 3. 2020 Gen. Election, No. 149 MM2020,2020WL 6252803 (Pa. Oct. 23,2020).
3 See Hamm v. Boockvar, 600 MD 2020 and Barnette v. Lawrence,2:20-cv-05477-PBT, E.D.Pa.
The uncertainty surrounding these interventions has cast an unnecessary cloud on a process – the
election – that invites our people to question the results, regardless of which candidate or party
may prevail.
As such, and due directly to these issues (and any others that may arise)r I am requesting that a full audit be conducted of the 2020 General Election prior to the certification of any
results.

The House of Representatives and Senate previously required a report of the 2020 Primary
Election (Act 35 of 2020), which provided meaningful, actionable information regarding the
administration of the absentee and mail-in ballot program.
In response, the House passed House Bill2626 which would have provided remedies to nearly
all the known issues. However, that legislation was not considered in the Senate because of your
opposition to the bill and veto threat.

Now, we must take every possible step to ensure that all Pennsylvanians, and all Americans,
know that our Commonwealth has conducted the General Election with integrity. That can best
be accomplished through an audit and a verification that our election law and processes were
appropriately administered and followed.

Like you, I call on all Pennsylvanians to remain calm as we work through these issues
If we work cooperatively to end the election in an open and transparent manner, then I am
confident that regardless of winner, our people can accept the result.

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