Eighteen months after the 2020 presidential election, Republicans in the Pennsylvania General Assembly have extended their inquiry into the results.
Inspired by former president Donald Trump’s claims of election fraud, Senate Majority Leader Kim Ward (R-Westmoreland) signed a six-month extension to the no-bid contract which was originally between Senate Republicans and vendor Envoy Sage, LLC was $270,250. An addendum added an additional $187,865.
Senators in charge of the inquiry say they are simply looking for ways to improve the state’s elections, not overturn the 2020 presidential election.
Democrats have broadly opposed it and characterized it as an effort to discredit Biden’s win, damage confidence in elections and take away voting rights.
In the agreement, the Senate prohibits the vendor from having political associations, including “existing business relationships” in Pennsylvania.