26 Pa. House Republicans are demanding the revocation of the presidential election certificate


By challenging the results of nationwide contests in the 2020 national elections, a group of Republican MPs announced their intention to introduce a resolution calling on Prime Minister Tom Wolf and Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar to revoke the November certificate. 3 election results in presidential and other national competitions.

Referring to their compromises, irregularities and irregularities under the Electoral Act, the 26 lawmakers said in a press release late Friday afternoon on postal voting, pre-selection and rejection that the issues raised in connection with the elections verification of the results achieved. “

The proposed resolution, if introduced, will only have a short lifespan since the legislative session ends on Monday, November 30th.

A spokesman for House Speaker Bryan Cutler of R-Lancaster County said Cutler was not involved in writing the decision. Cutler also did not plan a single working day to consider it before the end of the session.

A spokesman for the majority leader of the House of Kerry Benninghoff in R-Center County repeated what he had previously said to leaders of the House of Representatives; according to the tradition of the winner of the referendum, voters are won in the presidential election contest.

On Tuesday, Governor Tom Wolf confirmed the election results, according to which President-elect Joe Biden won the state more than 81,000 votes. In other nationwide contests, Republican nominee Timothy DeFoor and Republican Treasurer-candidate Stacy Garrity became the winners of their contest, while Democrat Democrat Josh Shapiro won his re-election bid as Attorney General.

Despite the fact that two of the three GOP candidates in the public finance ranks have been certified winners, lawmakers say they and the election of Biden’s presidential voters should be withdrawn or abandoned. The resolution also calls on Congress to “declare controversial the election of presidential voters in this community”.

Concerns about the fairness and integrity of elections raised by the legislature in some of the 21 clauses in its resolution are similar to those raised by President Donald Trump’s legal team at Wednesday’s meeting of the Senate Majority Policy Committee.

“It is imperative that we take these steps if we are to ensure public confidence in our electoral system. Belief in a government begins with the faith that underpins the election that selects that government. “Just as Pennsylvania led the founding of our nation, Pennsylvania must lead the way by ensuring that our community remains key in our nation, where free and fair elections are the biggest concern, regardless of the outcome of those elections. “

Bill Patton, a Democratic spokesman for the House of Representatives, responded to the motion for a resolution.

“Rudy Giuliani and others brought a circus to Pennsylvania, and it’s like the crowded clown car going round and round at the end of the show,” Patton said. – Just a little ridiculous farce. The simple fact is that the election is over and Joe Biden is the president-elect. “

Co-sponsors of the decision were Russ Diamond, Eric Nelson, Paul Schemel, Greg Rothman, Frank Ryan, Dawn Keefer, Mike Jones, David Rowe, Michael Puskaric, Barbara Gleim, Bud Cook, Cris. Dush, Stephanie Borowicz, David Zimmerman, Daryl Metcalfe, David Maloney, Dan Moul, Brad Roae, Kathy Rapp, Jim Cox, Rob Kauffman, Matthew Dowling, Eric Davanzo, Rich Irvin, Aaron Bernstine and Andrew Lewis.

State and local officials have consistently said there is no evidence of widespread election fraud.

Trump lost a number of legal challenges due to the election results in Pennsylvania. It happened last Friday when a federal appellate court panel refused to block a vote in Pennsylvania. Judge Stephanos Bibas wrote that there was no evidence to support his claim that the 2020 presidential election was unfair.

“The allegations of injustice are serious. But calling the election unfair doesn’t do that yet, ”Bibas wrote in a U.S. Court of Appeals opinion on Round 3. “The awards require specific claims and then proof. He’s not here either.

* This entry has been updated to include a remark by a home Democratic spokesman for Bill Patton.

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