According to the Post-Gazette Republicans are planning to file a petition to impound the machines, though where the petition would be filed.
Republicans say they are investigating what they say are irregularities with the voting machines, and issues with the voting process including people being told to go to the wrong location, and Republican poll watchers being barred from overseeing the count of absentee ballots in Allegheny county.
From the Post-Gazette.
County spokeswoman Amie Downs said that on Election Day there had been discussions with Republican attorneys about their ability to oversee the vote-counting process. Under the state Election Code, she said, such observers must have a signed authorization from the chair of the county committee. “They didn’t produce that until the very end of the evening, when the ballots had already been scanned,” she said.
Mark Wolosik, who directs the county’s elections office, said that late Tuesday morning, “a call came in asking about people being able to observe the [counting] process on Election Night.”
Usually, he said, “people ask ahead of time” rather than on Election Day itself.
Phone messages were exchanged over the following hours, and eventually two Republican attorneys arrived at the central tabulation center, located in Pittsburgh. Mr. Wolosik said that an attorney identified himself as being “from the Saccone campaign,” but the Election Code only allows political parties, not candidates, to deputize observers. A lawyer later produced an email purporting to show such authorization, but Mr. Wolosik said he couldn’t accept that because “there was no signature.” He swore in the observer after receiving a signed authorization.
Democrat Conor Lamb currently leads Republican Rick Saccone by 627 votes according to the Department of State.