Republicans in the Pennsylvania state Senate took a step toward initiating an Arizona-style “audit” of the 2020 election results when they voted Wednesday to authorize subpoenas for personal information on every voter around the commonwealth.
The state Senate Intergovernmental Operations Committee voted to authorize 17 subpoenas, seeking information from Gov. Tom Wolf’s (D) administration that includes partial Social Security numbers, driver’s license information, how each voter cast a ballot and when those voters last cast a ballot.
The move is the latest step toward what Pennsylvania Republicans call a “forensic audit” into the 2020 election results, part of a broader trend of Republican-controlled legislatures seeking to undermine faith and confidence in the results of the election that former President Trump lost to President Biden.
Biden carried Pennsylvania’s 20 electoral votes by more than 80,000 votes in 2020, a wider margin than that by which Trump carried the state over Hillary Clinton in 2016. Biden won the state by more than a full percentage point, well beyond the margin under which the state could have conducted a recount.
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