The Department of State is now attempting to obstruct a forensic investigation of the 2020 election, urging individual counties not to allow outside parties to examine voting systems.
As many people predicted, the Democrat-led State Department in Pennsylvania is trying to prevent an audit from taking place in their state.
According to reporting by One America News: “Late last week, state election officials sent a directive to individual counties, which urged them to not allow access to outside parties who seek to examine voting systems.”
The election officials’ directive alleges that allowing forensic teams access to the voting systems would “undermine chain of custody.”
State GOP lawmakers are accusing the acting Secretary of State, Veronica Degraffenreid, who was appointed by Democrat Governor Tom Wolf in February of 2021, of trying to cover up evidence of fraud in the 2020 election.
Despite the State Department’s attempt to stop it, the forensic investigation is set to continue thanks to the subpoena power of the state legislature, which is controlled by Republicans.
State Senator Doug Mastriano wrote an op-ed on his official website entitled “Why I am initiating a forensic investigation of the 2020 General Election and 2021 Primary.”
Mastriano shared the op-ed on Twitter, writing: “A forensic investigation of our election results and processes for the 2020 General Election and the 2021 Primary will go a long way to restore trust in our system.”
A forensic investigation of our election results and processes for the 2020 General Election and the 2021 Primary will go a long way to restore trust in our system.https://t.co/mIL0lqhYIr
— Senator Doug Mastriano (@SenMastriano) July 7, 2021
“In the days and weeks leading up to the election last year…we had the Pennsylvania Department of State repeatedly alter the manner in which elections were conducted,” Mastriano explained. “This constantly changing guidance not only contradicted the election code that we voted for, but also conflicted with decisions by both the Pennsylvania and U.S. Supreme Courts.”
The President of Pennsylvania’s state Senate, Jake Corman, responded to the State Department’s directive, saying that it was a partisan decision that contradicts the Senate’s power of oversight.