Time To Stand And Be Counted – Pennsylvania Voters Should Ask Why Most Of Their Republican Majority Is Not Standing Up

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With mounting evidence of election fraud, 26 members of the Pennsylvania Legislature have drafted a joint resolution to declare the recent Presidential election in dispute and reverse the state certification of results. The draft resolution reads in part:

“THEREFORE, be it RESOLVED that the Pennsylvania House of Representatives—

1. Recognizes substantial irregularities and improprieties associated with mail-in balloting, pre-canvassing, and canvassing during the November 3, 2020 election; and

2. Disapproves of the infringement on the General Assembly’s authority pursuant to the United States Constitution to regulate elections; and

3. Disapproves of and disagrees with the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s premature certification of the results of the November 3, 2020 election regarding presidential electors; and

4. Declares that the selection of presidential electors and other statewide electoral contest results in this Commonwealth is in dispute; and

5. Urges the Secretary of the Commonwealth and the Governor to withdraw or vacate the certification of presidential electors and to delay certification of results in other statewide electoral contests voted on at the 2020 General Election; and

6. Urges the United States Congress to declare the selection of presidential electors in this Commonwealth to be in dispute.

PA Resolution

There are 253 members of the General Assembly, fifty Senators and 203 Representatives. One hundred and nine of the Representatives are Republicans. Why are only 26 of them pushing this resolution? (Updated: As of this morning AND Magazine learned that PA state representative Jonathan Fritz had also signed on to the resolution above. As of now, there are at least 27 stat representatives supporting the above resolution.)

There are 28 Republican Senators in the General Assembly as well. They are the majority in the Senate. Why is there no corresponding resolution sponsored by any of them?

The stench of corruption surrounding this election is overwhelming. Per the U.S. Constitution the state legislature is the sole body with the power to proscribe the “Times, Places, and Manner” of conducting elections and to “direct the manner of appointing electors for President and Vice President of the United States.” Yet, it is undisputed that:

Officials in the Executive and Judicial Branches of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania changed election rules unilaterally in advance of this election and without any authority from the legislature.

Less than seven weeks before the election, the partisan majority on the Supreme Court of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania “unlawfully and unilaterally extended the deadline for mail-in ballots to be received, mandated that ballots mailed without a postmark would be presumed to be received timely, and could be accepted without a verified voter signature.” This happened despite that fact that Pennsylvania law clearly says all mail-in ballots must be received by eight o’clock P.M. on the day of the election and that the Pennsylvania Election Code prohibits the counting of defective absentee or mail-in ballots .

Less than two weeks before the election, the same partisan court ruled that mail-in ballots could be accepted without any need to authenticate signatures. This, despite that fact that state law clearly says election officials at polling places must authenticate the signatures of voters.

In many parts of the state, poll watchers were not allowed to meaningfully observe the pre-canvassing and canvassing activities relating to absentee and mail-in ballots. Pennsylvania law authorizes “watchers,” selected by candidates and political parties, to observe the process of canvassing absentee and mail-in ballots.

In other areas, poll watchers observed a wide range of irregularities concerning the pre-canvassing and canvassing of absentee and mail-in ballots.

Postal employees in Pennsylvania have reported numerous anomalies relating to mail-in ballots, including multiple ballots delivered to a single address with unfamiliar addressees, ballots mailed to vacant homes, empty lots, and addresses that did not exist.

There is also overwhelming evidence of many other irregularities regarding the recent election. Large numbers of people known to be deceased are nonetheless on record as having voted. At least 73 individuals who according to records are older than 112 somehow cast a ballot. Hundreds of others remain on the rolls.

The anecdotal evidence noted above, which suggests that very large numbers of mail-in ballots were sent to certain select addresses is also borne out by our ongoing analysis here at AND Magazine. Preliminary results show that, in fact, more mail-in ballots were sent to certain universities than there are students enrolled at these institutions. We hope to have that data in shape to be published in the near future.

In short, there is every reason to think that we just witnessed was a deliberate and illegal manipulation of the electoral process by forces supporting Joe Biden. There was no free and fair election. This election was stolen.

At a minimum, certainly, there is more than sufficient cause for the legislature to hit the pause button and require that a full and fair inquiry be conducted into what just happened. If such an inquiry leaves us with confidence Joe Biden won, then so be it, but let that result be the product of a fair and honest process.

One wonders why so few of our Representatives and Senators appear willing to get behind this proposition. One questions why these men and women who profess to have our best interests at heart and to support President Trump in his policies are suddenly silent and nowhere to be found.

This is not a time for reticence. This is not a time for taking a back seat. This is the time for all ‘so-called’ Republicans to speak up. In Harrisburg, for all our Representatives and Senators, it is time to stand and be counted.

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