We reported yesterday that State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-PA) announced that he had issued letters to several counties requesting information and materials needed to conduct a forensic audit of the 2020 general election and the 2021 primary.
Democratic Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro was furious at the news and in a three part tweet, had what Congressional candidate Teddy Daniels deemed a “meltdown.”
“Although 2 legal audits have already been completed, Senator Mastriano is now requesting a laundry list of confidential and privileged information from 3 counties in continued efforts to pay homage to former President Trump and further spread misinformation about our elections,” Shapiro claimed.
Shapiro then suggested that the counties should disobey the request and suggested, “These counties should refuse to participate in this partisan fishing expedition. This ‘audit’ could risk decertifying the counties’ voting machines, costing county taxpayers’ millions of dollars.”
“Right now this information is being requested voluntarily but should subpoenas be issued, you can expect our office to do everything to protect the Commonwealth, its voters and the free, fair election that was held in Pennsylvania,” Shapiro insisted.
Daniels shared a screenshot of the tweets and explained, “When @JoshShapiroPA , our liberal attorney general in PA has total meltdowns over the Audit of only 3 counties in PA, tells me we are definitely over target with the Audit. The AG failed his office by not investigating criminal election complaints.”