By Stefan J. Bos, Special Correspondent Worthy News
(Worthy News) – A group of Republican lawmakers questions the presidential election results, saying authorities wrongly counted over 200,000 votes in Pennsylvania, a critical battleground state.
Their analysis compared official county election results to the tally of voters casting ballots on November 3, as recorded by the Department of State. The 17 lawmakers found that 6,962,607 total votes were reported as cast. Still, the electronic DoS/SURE system indicated that only 6,760,230 total voters actually voted.
Frank Ryan, a Republican member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, wondered how the results could have been certified by Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of the Commonwealth Kathy Boockvar.
Ryan, a certified public accountant, said in a statement that he and the others involved in the analysis discovered “discrepancies.” He told the state’s WJAC television network that there was concern about the difference of 202,377 more votes cast than voters voting.
He noted a “discrepancy” of at least 170,830 votes, which “is more than twice” the reported statewide difference between Donald Trump and Joe Biden.
Pennsylvania’s election results were certified on November 24. Governor Wolf said Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden received 80,555 more votes than President Donald J. Trump.
However, in a statement obtained by Worthy News, the lawmakers expressed concern “with the actions of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, the Executive branch, and election officials in certain counties. [They are ] contravening and undermining the Pennsylvania Election Code. By eliminating signature verification, postmarks, and due dates while allowing the proliferation of drop boxes with questionable security measures and the unauthorized curing of ballots.”
The legislators added that “we are now seeing discrepancies on the retail level which raise even more troubling questions regarding irregularities in the election returns.”
They concluded that “These findings call into question the accuracy of the SURE system, consistency in the application of the Pennsylvania Election Code from county to county.” And they questioned “the competency of those charged with oversight of elections in our Commonwealth.”
The group also raised doubts about “the questionable treatment of poll watchers, all of which created wholesale opportunities for irregularities in the 2020 presidential election.”
In a reaction, the Pennsylvania Department of State denied wrongdoing. “This obvious misinformation put forth by Rep. Ryan and others is the hallmark of so many of the claims made about this year’s presidential election. When exposed to even the simplest examination, courts at every level have found these and similar conspiratorial claims to be wholly without basis.”
The lawmakers’ claims were due to fuel Trump’s claims that the election was stolen amid more reports of alleged voter fraud in several battleground states in the nation. While declared President-elect Joe Biden says he already prepares for his inauguration on January 20, President Trump has so far refused to concede.
Source: Press Release
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