Pennsylvania Republicans said they found an “alarming discrepancy” in the presidential vote count that is two times larger than Democrat Joe Biden’s margin of victory in the state.
Their analysis, released on Monday by state Rep. Frank Ryan and more than a dozen of colleagues, found different vote counts when comparing Election Day data from counties and the Statewide Uniform Registry of Electors (SURE) system used by Pennsylvania’s Democrat election officials.
They also found that there were hundreds of thousands fewer votes in the presidential race than there were overall ballots.
According to the GOP analysis, county election results showed 6,962,607 total ballots were reported as being cast, while the SURE system indicated that only 6,760,230 total voters actually voted, which is a difference of 202,377 votes.
The Republicans said this 202,377 gap, coupled with 31,547 fewer presidential race votes seen in county data, amounts to a major discrepancy that could significantly reduce Biden’s lead in the state.
“We were already concerned with the actions of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, the executive branch [of Gov. Tom Wolf], and election officials in certain counties contravening and undermining the Pennsylvania Election Code,” the lawmakers said.
These pro-Biden officials conspired to disenfranchise legal voters “by eliminating signature verification, postmarks, and due dates while allowing the proliferation of drop boxes with questionable security measures and the unauthorized curing of ballots, as well as the questionable treatment of poll watchers,” they added, “all of which created wholesale opportunities for irregularities in the 2020 presidential election,” the lawmakers said.
Nonetheless, the manipulation of the results was just as troubling to the legislators as the efforts to tamper with the election process.
“We are now seeing discrepancies on the retail level which raise even more troubling questions regarding irregularities in the election returns,” they said.
“These findings call into question the accuracy of the SURE system, consistency in the application of the Pennsylvania Election Code from county to county, and the competency of those charged with oversight of elections in our Commonwealth,” they added. “These numbers just don’t add up, and the alleged certification of Pennsylvania’s presidential election results was absolutely premature, unconfirmed, and in error.”
Retired Pennsylvania state Sen. Doug Mastriano called on acting Deputy Attorney General Richard Donoghue to investigate this discrepancy and other voting irregularities that occurred in Democratic cities across the state.
Electoral irregularities are real and prevalent in Pennsylvania. Sadly, despite evidence, our Governor and State Department Secretary refuse to investigate.
My letter to Acting Deputy Attorney General Richard Donoghue. pic.twitter.com/SeCDmRDUux
— Senator Doug Mastriano (@SenMastriano) December 29, 2020