Subpoenas are inbound!
At least that’s what Doug Mastriano is saying…..
The Senator’s comments came in response to 3 counties who are refusing to comply with audit requests; the three counties are Tioga, York, and Philadelphia, according to The Epoch Times.
By now it’s become a classic question, but what are they hiding?
Why not just comply with the audit? If it’s about funding, I am sure Pennsylvania’s State Senate will pay for or greatly subsidize the costs associated with the audit.
The concerning thing is that Philadelphia is one of the cities refusing the audit, yet it’s probably the biggest concern of any potential audit.
I don’t need to tell you that the legal battle, and ensuing media circus, centered around Philadelphia fighting this audit are both going to be messy and lengthy.
Here’s what Senator Doug Mastriano had to say:
Press release from Senator Doug Mastriano regarding the Pennsylvania forensic audit.
Letters were sent today to three counties (Philadelphia, Tioga and York).
The Intergovernmental Operations Committee is asking the counties to respond with a plan to comply by July 31st. 🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/tECZeZwBkD
— Teresa 2.0 (@Thorsome4) July 7, 2021
Philadelphia County has joined York & Tioga Counties in rejecting Sen. Doug Mastriano's request for election data.
We applaud these counties for refusing to hand over their voters' secure election data.
Pennsylvania is NOT Arizona.
— PaSenateDems (@PaSenateDems) July 30, 2021
Senator Mastriano’s comments appeared in The Epoch Times:
“We’re eagerly awaiting my committee coming together when I can get a quorum, get everyone’s calendars matched up—it is summertime. As soon as I get a quorum, we will have a meeting, we will vote on subpoenas, and let the fun begin,” Pennsylvania Sen. Doug Mastriano, a Republican who chairs the state Senate’s Intergovernmental Operations Committee, said on One America News last week.
Mastriano initiated a forensic probe of the 2020 and 2021 elections in early July by sending requests for materials such as ballots and for access to voting machines to Tioga, York, and Philadelphia counties.
But officials in all three counties are refusing to comply, setting up the need for subpoenas.
— Listen4Vision (@Listen4V) August 2, 2021
Pennsylvania Initiates Forensic Audit After County Refuses To Turn Over Voting Machines To State Senate As Lawmakers Officially Launch Probehttps://t.co/C6TpylxpPn
— RTillery (@rob_tillery) August 2, 2021
CNN had more on why the counties are refusing to comply:
The Pennsylvania Department of State instructed counties earlier this month not to hand over their voting machines, warning the machines would be decertified and counties would have to replace them at their own expense. The acting secretary of state already decertified the voting system in Pennsylvania’s Fulton County “because it was subjected to a post-election review by a third party in violation of Pennsylvania’s Election Code.”
The letter from Philadelphia commissioners notes that replacing their voting equipment alone would cost more than $35 million and well over a year to implement. Deeley wrote that cooperating with Mastriano’s request would “render it impossible for Philadelphia to conduct the November 2021 General Election as well as the May 2022 Primary Election.”
The Tioga County Commissioners raised similar concerns, saying they can’t cooperate unless the state Senate provides funds for new election machines.