Dec. 04, 2020
HARRISBURG – Members of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and Pennsylvania Senate on Friday sent a series of letters that would help stand up for Pennsylvania’s election integrity and ensure the voice of Pennsylvanians concerned with how the 2020 election was conducted is heard.
Those letters include:
• A letter to Pennsylvania’s congressional delegation outlining the reasons why they should dispute
the slate of electors certified by Gov. Tom Wolf.
• A letter to Pennsylvania’s attorney general requesting he appoint an independent prosecutor
to review any election irregularities, to ensure the statutes governing the state’s election laws were not violated, and to make recommendations to the General Assembly concerning further internal control policies.
• A letter to the Pennsylvania inspector general requesting a review of the Department of State’s
internal policies and procedures during the 2020 General Election; a review of any IT issues, specifically server issues and election website glitch errors; a review of internal control policies of the SURE System; recommendations for the Department of State to improve internal controls; and recommendations to improve coordination between the Department of State and counties.
Regarding the letters, the following members made statements:
Pennsylvania Speaker of the House Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster):
“The unconstitutional actions of an activist court created confusion and delays for every voter in Pennsylvania. These letters are a continuation of actions the Legislature has taken for months to restore our election law, and the public’s trust in our election process.”
Pennsylvania House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin):
“I am alarmed and incredibly concerned about the numerous process failures, mistakes and reports of misdeeds in the 2020 election. Regardless of their political affiliation, we want people to feel confident in the election process. While we constitutionally cannot act as a Legislature to fix these problems at this time, there is action that can be taken to ensure the integrity of our election is upheld and the voice of Pennsylvanians is heard. I hope that the law enforcement entities and our members of Congress take these letters with the seriousness and concern they deserve to ensure the rule of law is followed and the people of Pennsylvania truly have access to free, fair and secure elections.”
State Rep. Seth Grove (R-York):
“As the General Assembly is constitutionally barred from interfering with election results, we are developing every possible option and tool at our disposal to bring transparency and accountability to the 2020 General Election.”
Representative Kerry Benninghoff
Pennsylvania House Majority Leader
171st Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives