A possible new election audit is on the horizon, and, according to a state senator, it will be backed by the subpoena power of his State Government Committee.
Pennsylvania, inspired by the ongoing effort in Arizona, may be headed down the same path. State Senator David Argall recently announced that he would be supporting a full forensic audit of the 2020 election in the key battleground state.
Argall released a statement about the potential investigation, noting that he supports an Arizona-style audit in Pennsylvania because of growing evidence of violations that may have changed election outcomes.
The state senator also assured the public that the audit would be backed by the subpoena power of the State Government Committee.
Many election integrity activists are now calling on Argall to authorize the audit immediately, including Toni Shuppe of Audit the Vote PA.
Shuppe is now warning that the state is facing an uphill battle to initiate the audit, as she believes many officials are opposed to it in an effort to cover up their role in the fraud.
“We know that we have legislators that are for it. Obviously, some of ours visited Arizona last week and came back with a plan in place, but this is not going to be easy,” she said. “The other side is not just going to roll over and give it to us. I believe a lot of them know what they did.”
Argall said in his announcement that the decision to begin the audit may be made in the coming weeks.
Dr. Kelli Ward, chairwoman of the Arizona Republican Party, spoke about the potential audit in Pennsylvania in one of her recent Daily Updates, proudly announcing that it was inspired by Arizona’s ongoing audit.
Arizona's Audit is inspiring other states. Pennsylvania considers sending out subpoenas for election materials. #ArizonaAudit #AmericasAudit #ElectionIntegrity #PennsylvaniaAudit @kelliwardaz pic.twitter.com/NpN18WNtFl
— Arizona Republican Party (@AZGOP) June 22, 2021