Divided Pennsylvania House gives approval for audit of 2020 election
Pittsburg Post Gazette, Nov 20, 2020
Democrats attacked the proposal, calling it unconstitutional, damaging to democracy and unnecessary.
Mr. Wolf issued a written statement by email during the debate, saying any audit done by this approach would be â€œincomplete, duplicative and unreliable.â€
The committee is expected to generate a report that is to include, for each county and for the state as a whole:
â€¢ For both absentee and mail-in ballots, the number of applications received, the number that were approved by the county board of elections, and the number returned by voters that were subsequently canvassed.
â€¢ The number of qualified voters who used provisional ballots.
â€¢ The number of applications for absentee ballots from people who were not registered to vote, but subsequently did submit a voter registration application in time for the election â€” and the same information concerning mail-in ballots.
â€¢ For each county, the date and time that the county board of elections began pre-canvassing absentee ballots and mail-in ballots.
Reviews of incidents with voting machines; of â€œany inconsistent treatmentâ€ of mail-in ballots received after 8 p.m. on Election Day; of any inconsistencies in the way counties processed â€œdeficientâ€ ballots; and of access given to poll watchers and â€œauthorized representatives.â€