“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. 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,” state Sen. David Argall, a Republican who chairs the Pennsylvania Senate’s State Government Committee, told The Epoch Times in an emailed statement.
“This is just one of many election reform efforts which I hope to see approved here in the next few weeks.”
Argall had earlier said he was reviewing the pros and cons of a potential audit.
A spokesman for the senator declined to say whether he had spoken with Republican state Sens. Doug Mastriano or Cris Dush, who recently returned from touring the forensic audit taking place in Maricopa County, Arizona.
Both Mastriano and Dush support an audit in Pennsylvania.
The Arizona audit began after an Arizona Senate panel issued subpoenas for election equipment and ballots.
Because Republicans control the Pennsylvania Legislature, the state Senate’s State Government Committee has seven Republicans and four Democrats, with Mastriano and Dush both serving as members.
“This was the most impressive audit I’ve ever seen. This level of voter integrity here, of forensically analyzing ballots, it’s all science, it’s not subjective at all. It’s going through every ballot and seeing if ballots were thrown on the copy machine, and they could tell that forensically,” Mastriano told supporters in a Facebook Live video this week.
“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.”