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Argall Calls for PA Election Audit

An influential GOP state Senator is now calling for Pennsylvania to commission an “audit” of the state’s results in the 2020 presidential election. 

State Sen. David Argall (R-Schuylkill), who is the Chair of the Senate State Government Committee, told Spotlight PA in an interview that he backs an effort in Pennsylvania that is similar to his GOP counterparts in Arizona. 

“Do I have 100% confidence … that everything was perfect? No, I’d really like us to take a detailed review of that,” Argall said to Spotlight PA. “That’s why we’re looking at changing pieces of the election legislation, and it’s also why I think it wouldn’t hurt at all to go back, do that audit, and say, ‘How exactly did that work out?’”

“Can’t we do the audit, and answer that, so that we all have a final answer?,” Argall said in response to Spotlight PA asking if he thought the “election was fair and secure.” 

Argall said that the “results and the results,” and that the “Electoral College has spoken” when Spotlight PA asked him if he accepted the 2020 presidential election results as legitimate, although he still is supporting an audit of the results.

When pressed by Spotlight PA if he thought the election was fair and secure, Argall responded by saying “let’s do the audit and find out.” 

In an emailed statement to PoliticsPA on Tuesday, Argall confirmed his support for an election audit and added that he “should have more details in the next few weeks.” 

Argall’s call to support an audit comes just days after former President Donald Trump pressed him and Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman to support the effort

“Why is State Senator Jake Corman of Pennsylvania fighting so hard that there not be a Forensic Audit of the 2020 Presidential Election Scam? Corman is fighting as though he were a Radical Left Democrat, saying that a Forensic Audit of Pennsylvania not take place. Why is Senator David Argall playing the same game? Are they stupid, corrupt, or naive? What is going on? Other State Senators want this Forensic Audit to take place—immediately. I feel certain that if Corman continues along this path of resistance, with its lack of transparency, he will be primaried and lose by big numbers. What went on in Philadelphia and other areas of the State must be properly and legally exposed. If it is not, just like with open Borders, we won’t have a Country anymore!” Trump wrote just a few days before Argall issued his support for the effort.

In early June, Trump made his initial call for Pennsylvania Republicans to conduct an audit, like their counterparts in Maricopa County, Arizona, just a few days after three GOP state lawmakers visited Arizona, and also stated their support for auditing the results in the Keystone State.

Corman has not backed the calls for an audit and did not have a comment on Tuesday in response to Argall’s support of the matter. 

The election audit process, like the one being conducted in Maricopa, Arizona, has been described by nonpartisan election experts and even some local GOP officials as haphazard and misleading. 

Trump has issued multiple public statements regarding the outcome of the 2020 presidential election since he lost the state to Joe Biden in 2020 by just over 1 point. 

In December, Trump sent out a tweet thanking House Speaker Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) and falsely accused corruption in the outcome of the Pennsylvania election results.

12 Responses

  1. In an emailed statement to PoliticsPA on Tuesday, Argall confirmed his support for an election audit and added that he “should have more details in the next few weeks.”

    Where’s the BEEF. We need action. What details? Why in a few weeks.

  2. Dissapointed in Argall. Yes, there were some things pulled by the Wolf Administration at the 11th hour, upheld by the PA Supremes – but won’t show up in an audit. Elections are done at the local and county level, there are errors here and there – but nothing that will turn up an 80,000 vote swing in Presidential results. Part of the mythical Trump narrative. Can’t believe we’re still debating the election.

    1. There was only a deadly pandemic going on. Conservatives really hate when our government officials try to protect us from dying. Probably because conservatives believe government serves no real function and is pointless anyway.

    2. Oh and it was Republicans who supported the bill to put mail in voting in place. Dems in the legislature voted against it.

    3. In reading the spotlight article, Argall acknowledged there was no change coming, but this audit may put the conspiracy theorists at ease.

      I think the guy should be given more credit in that he is trying to remove the wind from crazy town sails than to actually find anything. He said they wont.

  3. The so-called audit in Arizona now includes an unauthorized individual delivering the ballots to an unknown location in another state. All because Trump lost and won’t accept the result.

  4. Too many discrepancies and violations of previously instituted voter protection laws. We definitely need an audit! What is there to hide?…

  5. What are we auditing? Why did Republican candidates win and get reelected commonwealth wide for the state house, state Senate, and local townships but for some reason the very top of the ballot with Trump was missed counted or missed calculated? All the we, the good people of Pennsylvania, did was vote using the same style and fashion that the Republican Legislature passed election reform laws allowing us to do so, in particular early vote and vote by mail. Procedures that they voted on and passed before the pandemic!! Now because they lost, they don’t allow the law to work. They’ve been voting this way out in Colorado which yielded a former Republican United States senator Cory Booker, but nobody audited that election years ago in Colorado right?!. That one was just fine since the Republicans won and it was before The rise of Trump and his conspiracy theorists! Wake up America. Half of You look silly right now. Lincoln called, he wants his party back!

  6. There is no evidence that supports this nonsense audit…. Oh wait, except the Trumper idiot that got a mail in ballot for his deceased mother

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