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.
Read the full article. Mastriano, his state’s “Stop The Steal” leader, appeared on JMG when he tested positive for COVID after attending a White House meeting with Trump. In April 2020, he appeared at a local militia rally which featured a “Jesus Is My Vaccine” truck.
A Pennsylvania Trump ally announced that he would try to initiate a review of the 2020 election in the key battleground state https://t.co/Y4qMOP7gED
— POLITICO (@politico) July 7, 2021
On 12/12, Mastriano returned to DC to participate in a series of “Jericho Marches” organized by the NAR in which conservative Christians, among a hodgepodge of QAnon followers and white nationalists, gathered to pray that God would keep Trump in office.https://t.co/8AWBV1ERnh
— Mannsdale Marzipan (@jallen1985) May 10, 2021
Reminder: State Sen. Doug #Mastriano and Judge Paula Patrick (state Supreme Court candidate) are scheduled speakers for the June #QAnon conspiracy event in #Gettysburg titled “Patriots Arise, Awakening the Dead!” https://t.co/NqgBlagYrv
— MobiLibrarian (@MobiLibrarian) May 19, 2021
Turns out PA State Senator and Governor wannabe Doug Mastriano may not have been totally honest describing his participation in the Capitol Insurrection. Shocker. https://t.co/sSc8vzXIi3
— Right Wing Watch (@RightWingWatch) May 26, 2021