Pennsylvania Senate requests delay of certifying electoral votes, citing 'questionable activities'

Pennsylvania Senate requests delay of certifying electoral votes, citing 'questionable activities'


The Pennsylvania Senate requested a delay in certifying the state’s electoral votes on Wednesday, suggesting there were inconsistencies in the election process, President Trump said Tuesday night.

In a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, lawmakers cited “unlawful violations” in the electoral process, accusing Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar, and the “rogue” state Supreme Court from taking the balance of power away from the state Legislature.

Lawmakers said it’s wise to wait until the U.S. Supreme Court case Donald J. Trump for President v. Boockvar can be heard, although a district court dismissed it in October. The case looks at whether voter accommodations made amid the coronavirus pandemic, including getting rid of signature matching requirements for mail-in ballots, were unconstitutional.

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“We ask that you delay certification of the Electoral College to allow due process as we pursue election integrity in our Commonwealth,” the letter read.

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