by Sharon Rondeau

(Jun. 4, 2021) — On Friday 45th President of the United States Donald J. Trump weighed in on a visit Wednesday by a delegation of Pennsylvania Republican legislators to the site of a forensic audit being conducted by a group of Arizona Republican senators of the 2020 election in Maricopa County.

Both states have Republican majorities in their respective legislatures and indicated concerns with the accuracy of the November 3, 2020 election.

“Great patriots led by State Senator Doug Mastriano, Senator Cris Dush, and State Representative Rob Kauffman went to Maricopa County, Arizona, to learn the best practices for conducting a full Forensic Audit of the 2020 General Election,” Trump wrote as posted on Gab.com.

“Now the Pennsylvania Senate needs to act,” he continued. “Senate President Jake Corman needs to fulfill his promise to his constituents to conduct a full Forensic Audit. Senator Dave Argall, Chairman of the State Government Committee, has to authorize the subpoenas, if necessary. The people of Pennsylvania and America deserve to know the truth. If the Pennsylvania Senate leadership doesn’t act, there is no way they will ever get re-elected!”

Both local and national media continue to report that Trump’s claims of widespread voter fraud resulting in a declared win for Joe Biden are “baseless” without conducting their own investigations to arrive at the truth. As The Post & Email has pointed out, a difference of approximately 26 million votes was reported by The New York Times in the 2020 presidential election over that of 2016, with no explanation for the historically unprecedented increase in voter participation.

Trump has suggested that Pennsylvania and other “swing” states whose electoral votes were awarded to Biden after Trump appeared to have been winning by healthy margins will conduct forensic audits.

On Friday afternoon, The Post & Email contacted the Harrisburg office of Pennsylvania Senate Pro Tempore Jake Corman, mentioned in Trump’s statement and an early proponent of an election audit, to ask if he and his colleagues had arrived at a decision as to whether or not a forensic audit will take place.  We reached only his voice mail, where we left our contact information, but did not receive a response by press time.

We also contacted the main office of Sen. Doug Mastriano, whose voice-mail system reported that the mailbox was full.

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Update, 6:18 p.m.:  At 5:59 p.m. EDT, we received a response from Jason Thompson at Sen. Corman’s office, who wrote the following:

Hello Sharon, thank you for reaching out. Although we appreciate you contacting us ensure the Senator’s perspective is included, we have no comment at this time.

 

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  1. “As The Post & Email has pointed out, a difference of approximately 26 million votes was reported by The New York Times in the 2020 presidential election over that of 2016, with no explanation for the historically unprecedented increase in voter participation.”

    Hello everyone,

    Just looking at the two Census Bureau reports (2016 and 2020) we can see that more people registered to vote and a higher percentage of registered voters voted in 2020 than 2016.

    …………………………… 2020 ……………… 2016
    Registered ………..168,308,000 …… 157,596,000
    Voted…………………154,628,000…….137,537,000

    2016
    https://www.census.gov/data/tables/time-series/demo/voting-and-registration/p20-580.html

    2020
    https://www.census.gov/data/tables/time-series/demo/voting-and-registration/p20-585.html

    If you really wanted to do a deep dive into the numbers, you could visit each states election results website and get their actual raw numbers for registered versus actual voted for both years.