Source: Joe Hoft
The Democrat Acting Secretary of State has decertified the voting machines in a small county in the state after a recent audit was performed.
In February the Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Boockver resigned following the 2020 Election.
Bookver was replaced with Veronica Degraffenreid. Ms. Degraffenreid recently issued a directive preventing county elections boards from cooperating with Senate Elections audits. However, as Senator Mastriano noted when announcing the audit, his committee has the absolute legal right to this data.
As set forth in Pennsylvania Senate Rule 14 (d), each standing committee is empowered with the authority to inspect and investigate the books, records, papers, documents, data, operation, and physical plant of any public agency in this Commonwealth, including county boards of elections.
The United States Constitution Article 1, Section 4, Clause 1 invests the power over federal elections in state legislatures:
The Times, Places and Manner of holding Elections for Senators and Representatives, shall be prescribed in each State by the Legislature thereof; but the Congress may at any time by Law make or alter such Regulations, except as to the Places of chusing Senators.
Senator Mastriano shared that he is empowered to conduct and lead a forensic investigation in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.