by Sharon Rondeau
(Dec. 3, 2020) — More than two dozen members of the Pennsylvania legislature, including one senator-elect, have written a letter to Gov. Tom Wolf (D) asking him to convene a special session of the legislature to find answers to 15 expressed questions surrounding the November 3 election.
Dated December 2, 2020 on letterhead from Rep. Daryl Metcalfe, the letter asks Wolf, in accordance with Article IV, Section 12 of the Pennsylvania constitution, to convene the session given that “This election clearly represents an extraordinary occasion, and the public interest requires that you convene the General Assembly immediately.”
The previous legislative session ended on Monday at midnight.
The legislators are seeking information, including video, of “security steps taken to protect the integrity of ballots entering dropboxes and removed from dropboxes” as well as “all documents and information relating to security and systems implemented to prevent fraudulent ballots becoming comingled with dropbox ballots.”
Item 13 in the letter states that the legislators are requesting “Any and all communications and action taken to comply with court orders to segregate ‘cured’ ballots from non-cured ballots and to segregate ballots received after election day from those received in a timely fashion,” referring to an order from U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Samuel Alito in response to an overriding of Pennsylvania law by the secretary of state indicating that mail-in ballots would be accepted three days after Election Day as long as they were postmarked “November 3.”
It is unclear if the ballots were held aside as Alito ordered.
An Amistad witness was cited on Tuesday as having said in a sworn affidavit that between 130,000 and 280,000 ballots were transported from Bethpage, NY to Lancaster, PA and “disappeared,” along with the trailer in which they were delivered.
On Thursday afternoon, The Post & Email contacted Metcalfe’s spokesman, Ty McCauslin, for comment but did not receive a response by press time.