Another major battleground state may be conducting an audit of the 2020 election in the very near future.
On June 1, the Twitter page for the Maricopa, Arizona election audit shared the news of three visiting Pennsylvania lawmakers, writing: “On Wednesday, a PA Delegation consisting of State Senator Doug Mastriano, State Senator Cris Dush, and State Rep. Rob Kauffman will visit the AZ Capitol to meet with members of the AZ Legislature, and then tour the AZ Audit to receive a brief from the forensic audit team.”
On Wednesday, a PA Delegation consisting of State Senator Doug Mastriano, State Senator Cris Dush, and State Rep. Rob Kauffman will visit the AZ Capitol to meet with members of the AZ Legislature, and then tour the AZ Audit to receive a brief from the forensic audit team.
— Maricopa Arizona Audit (@ArizonaAudit) June 1, 2021
These lawmakers visited the Arizona audit site in order to “garner support for a similar audit in Pennsylvania,” according to reporting by the Pennsylvania Capital-Star.
A grassroots group called Audit the Vote PA was organized to make the case for the audit.
After meeting with the group, Republican state Senator David Argall said that an audit in Pennsylvania, which was a major battleground state in 2020, was a “very real possibility.”
“There are a lot of things under consideration right now, and I told them to check back in a week or two, and we hope to have some more detail,” Argall said in an interview with the Pennsylvania Capital-Star.
At his meeting with the group, the activists were chanting “Prove us wrong,” and waving signs.
A report from Yahoo! News also notes that “after dozens of lawsuits with election fraud allegations and voting irregularities were rejected by courts around the country, the audit in Maricopa County, commissioned by the GOP-led Arizona Senate, has become a beacon of hope for Trump and his supporters who herald the legislature-backed review as a model for other states to replicate.”
Former President Donald Trump issued a statement about the possibility of an audit in Pennsylvania, writing:
“Great patriots led by State Senator Doug Mastriano, Senator Cris Dush, and State Representative Rob Kauffman went to Maricopa County, Arizona, to learn the best practices for conducting a full Forensic Audit of the 2020 General Election. Now the Pennsylvania Senate needs to act. Senate President Jake Corman needs to fulfill his promise to his constituents to conduct a full Forensic Audit. Senator Dave Argall, Chairman of the State Government Committee, has to authorize the subpoenas, if necessary. The people of Pennsylvania and America deserve to know the truth. If the Pennsylvania Senate leadership doesn’t act, there is no way they will ever get re-elected!”