Millions of Americans, and more likely, tens of millions of Americans, believe that the 2020 election was stolen from former President Donald Trump.
Granted, the vast majority of those Americans were and remain supporters of Trump, but not everyone who continues to harbor suspicions about now-publicized changes sought only in key battleground states to voting and balloting procedures ahead of Election Day on Nov. 3 voted for, or supports Trump.
So, given that there are what many feel genuine concerns as to the legitimacy of the results, would it hurt to take another look at the ballots cast to ensure the results are valid? Isn’t trust in our electoral process vital to the survival of our republic?
Republicans seem to think so — and these are rational people, not conspiracy whack jobs who are seeking attention.
One of those who would love to see suspicions dissipated is Pennsylvania state Sen. David Argall, a Republican who chairs the Pennsylvania Senate’s State Government Committee.
“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,” he told The Epoch Times this weekend.
“This is just one of many election reform efforts which I hope to see approved here in the next few weeks,” he added.
The outlet reported further:
A spokesman for the senator declined to say whether he had spoken with 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.
Because Republicans control the Pennsylvania Legislature, the state Senate’s State Government Committee has seven Republicans and four Democrats. Mastriano and Dush are two of the GOP 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 said during 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,” he added.
Can’t get much more bipartisan than that.
“The Pennsylvania House of Representatives in November 2020 approved a resolution that called for the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee, a bipartisan committee, to conduct an audit or contract with an outside firm to carry one out,” The Epoch Times noted further.
“The resolution said that there were ‘a litany of inconsistencies’ in the election stemming from orders and guidance, such as some counties not segregating ballots that were received after Election Day,” the outlet added.
So far, Democrats are near-universal in their opposition to ballot audits, which — if all elections were on the level and not fraudulent — makes no sense. They should want and openly encourage audits to prove their point.