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REPORT: Pennsylvania legislative delegation met with Arizona lawmakers to discuss replicating election audit

Three Pennsylvania state lawmakers visited an ongoing review of the 2020 election in Maricopa County, Ariz., on Wednesday.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rob Kauffman, R-Franklin, state Sen. Doug Mastriano, R-Franklin, and state Sen. Cris Dush, R-Jefferson, all took the trip west to meet with Arizona state legislators and tour the audit facility, according to a statement from the audit’s official Twitter account Tuesday. On Wednesday, a PA Delegation consisting of State Senator Doug Mastriano, State Senator Cris Dush, and State Rep. Rob Kauffman will visit the AZ Capitol to meet with members of the AZ Legislature, and then tour the AZ Audit to receive a brief from the forensic audit team, according to the Maricopa Arizona Audit.

This review was approved by the GOP-controlled Arizona Senate in February, and comes after former Republican President Donald Trump waged a months-long campaign to overturn the 2020 election results, citing baseless claims of mass voter fraud. While unsuccessful, Trump has since promoted Arizona’s audit, believing it will find evidence of his unfounded theory of electoral malfeasance.

“I wouldn’t be surprised if they found thousands and thousands and thousands of votes,” Trump told a crowd during a party at his home in Mar-a-Lago, according to the Washington Post. “So we’re going to watch that very closely. And after that, you’ll watch Pennsylvania and you’ll watch Georgia and you’re going to watch Michigan and Wisconsin. You’re watching New Hampshire. Because this was a rigged election. Everybody knows it.” The results of this audit cannot change the results of the 2020 election. As Joe Biden has been inaugurated, the only ways he can leave The White House are through impeachment, resignation or the 25th amendment according to legal experts.

ARTICLE: PAUL MURDOCH
MANAGING EDITOR: CARSON CHOATE
PHOTO CREDITS: WYOMING TRIBUNE EAGLE

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