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Key Pa. Legislators to Visit Arizona, Observe Audit Operation on Wednesday

Lawmakers may consider their own audit of Keystone State's disputed outcome...

(Headline USA) Three Pennsylvania lawmakers will be in Arizona Wednesday to check out the state Senate GOP’s audit of the 2020 election.

They’re the latest Republicans to make a pilgrimage to Phoenix, Ground Zero in the “stop the steal” movement’s push to assure the presidential election was conducted accurately and fairly.

The draw is the Arizona State Fairgrounds, where volunteers and data experts are doing a hand recount of 2.1 million ballots from Maricopa County.

The latest visitors are Pennsylvania Sens. Doug Mastriano and Cris Dush, and Rep. Rob Kauffman.

They’ll meet with Arizona legislators at the Capitol before touring the site and getting a briefing from the auditors, according to a statement from the audit team Tuesday.

None responded to interview requests on Tuesday.

The Arizona Senate GOP used its subpoena power to get access to all ballots, counting machines and hard drives full of election data in Maricopa County, home to Phoenix and 60% of Arizona’s voters.

They handed all of it over to a team led by Cyber Ninjas, a data consulting firm.

The effort will not change President Joe Biden’s victory.

In November, Mastriano organized a hearing in Gettysburg that featured Rudy Giuliani and a phone call appearance by Trump in which the president claimed the election was rigged and urged state lawmakers to examine the results.

All three visiting Pennsylvania lawmakers were among the 64 Republican legislators who signed a letter asking the state’s congressional delegation to object to Pennsylvania’s electoral college votes being cast for Biden.

Adapted from reporting by Associated Press.

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