In the wake of the 2020 presidential election, former President Donald Trump and his attorneys spent considerable time and resources attempting to prove allegations of widespread voter fraud, with most in the mainstream media working overtime to discount those claims.
The waters have settled significantly since then, but the issue is once again bubbling to the surface, as a prominent, pro-Trump Pennsylvania state senator revealed this week that he fully supports an audit of the 2020 election in his state, in order to finally answer what he labeled as “lingering questions” from Pennsylvania voters, according to The Epoch Times.
State Sen. David Argall (R), who chairs the Pennsylvania Senate’s State Government Committee, revealed to The Epoch Times — in no uncertain terms — that his constituents still express concerns over whether or not the 2020 election, as it took place in Pennsylvania, was on the up and up.
“I support the call for an election audit, in order to answer any lingering questions that still remain about the fairness of the 2020 elections in Pennsylvania,” Argall wrote in an emailed statement. “This is the best path forward to address the legitimate concerns of the large majority of my constituents who voted to reelect President [Donald] Trump, as well as all Pennsylvanians.”
The Republican senator’s announcement came on the heels of his colleagues, state Sens. Doug Mastriano (R) or Cris Dush (R), returning from a trip to Arizona to get a first-hand look at the ongoing auditing efforts taking place in Maricopa County.
Both Mastriano and Dush support a similar audit in Pennsylvania — a state that Trump secured by .72% in 2016, but lost by 1.17% in the 2020 election to President Joe Biden. Many voters in the key swing state still believe that something shady took place on election day, as the 2020 election was remarkably different than previous elections due to new COVID-19 ballot rules.
“The people overwhelmingly want an audit. I think just a county or two would do. My preference would be a Democrat and a Republican county, and let the chips fall where they may,” Mastriano said of a possible Pennsylvania audit.
Luckily for Republican voters, Republicans happen to control the Pennsylvania Legislature, so it’s certainly not a stretch to presume that if enough Republican senators want an audit to occur, it will likely happen.
Only time will tell whether or not an audit reveals any discrepancies significant enough to call into question the results of the 2020 election, but it would be wise for Republicans in the state to initiate the process if for anything, to finally put the controversy to rest.