Published On: Mon, Jul 19th, 2021

Second Pennsylvania County Raises Objections to Senator’s Election Investigation

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Officials in a Pennsylvania county say a state senator may not have the legal power to compel it to provide election-related materials such as forensic images of ballot tabulators and voter information. Commissioners in York County, in a recent letter obtained by The Epoch Times, told Pennsylvania Sen. Doug Mastriano, a Republican, that the panel he chairs, the Senate Intergovernmental Operations Committee may lack jurisdiction of elections oversight. Mastriano triggered a forensic investigation of the 2020 election in York, Tioga, and Philadelphia counties on July 7, requesting reams of information from county officials. He said he had the authority as chairman of the panel. York County Commissioners Julie Wheeler, Doug Hoke, and Ron Smith, two Republicans and a Democrat, said the state Senate’s State Government Committee typically oversees elections. “As a result, we believe that there may be a lack of jurisdiction over this issue which should be addressed and determined …

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