JF in the News: Trump Ally Seeks to Export Arizona-Style Election Review to Pennsylvania

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A Pennsylvania ally of former President Donald Trump announced that he would try to initiate a review of the 2020 election in the key battleground state, mirroring a controversial effort in Arizona to examine the results months after President Joe Biden was sworn in.

State Sen. Doug Mastriano, a Republican who has repeatedly echoed Trump’s false claims about widespread fraud and is now considering a run for governor next year, announced on Wednesday that he would investigate the 2020 general election and the 2021 election in “several counties” in the state.

Mastriano said that he was undertaking the review as chair of the state Senate Intergovernmental Operations Committee, giving counties until July 31 to respond.

In an interview with the far-right radio host John Fredericks, Mastriano named three counties that were being targeted — Philadelphia, Tioga, and York — and said they might do a “round two” of counties. A Philadelphia official confirmed to POLITICO that it had received a letter from Mastriano but declined to comment further. An official in York also confirmed that the president of the elections board there also received a copy of the letter, and the Tioga solicitor also confirmed the county received the request but declined to elaborate further.

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