President Biden is traveling to Philadelphia on Tuesday to tout the “sacred” right to vote, but former President Donald Trump sought to flip the script by blasting out a statement cheering an audit currently underway of Biden’s victory in the state.
Biden is expected to push for a new election law that’s doomed in Congress due to opposition from Senate Republicans, who say Biden is misrepresenting GOP state-level reforms and pushing far-reaching federal changes.
Trump claimed before Biden departed the White House that the president’s visit to Pennsylvania is “a joke” and intended to counter efforts by Republican state Sen. Doug Mastriano to pursue an audit of 2020 results.
Biden won Pennsylvania by more than 80,000 votes, according to official results, but Mastriano last week requested information from county officials and threatened subpoenas — opening a new front in an effort by Trump allies to undercut Biden’s narrow swing-state wins.
“Joe Biden is going to Pennsylvania today in a