HOT news from one of the most fought over states, today, as more than 70 members of Pennsylvania’s state House and Senate by our count have signed a dramatic letter calling on their state’s delegation to the United States Congress to OBJECT to, and vote to sustain the objection to, certification of the electoral college votes from THEIR OWN STATE.
In January, Congress has the last barrier to entry, a joint session during which the nation’s legislators certify the results of the electoral college vote and then that’s the whole shish kebab.
The letter filed today by these ELECTED representatives of the people of Pennsylvania to the state’s government urges the national representatives for those same citizens to OBJECT to that certification.
The letter is addressed to Bob Casey, Pat Toomey, Brian Fitzpatrick, Dwight Evans, Madeleine Dean, Mary Gay Scanlon, Chrissy Houlahan, Susan Wild, Matthew Cartwright, Daniel Meuser, Scott Perry, Lloyd Smucker, Fred Keller, John Joyce, Guy Reschenthaler, Glenn Thompson, Mike Kelly, Conor Lamb, Michael Doyle Jr.
It reads in part:
Dear Senators and Representatives:
In 2019 the Pennsylvania General Assembly enacted comprehensive changes to our Commonwealth’s Election Code. These changes both expanded voting access by permitting no excuse mail-in ballots while also implementing reasonable safeguards to ensure that this new system would be secure, transparent, and would ensure that all Americans could have confidence in Pennsylvania’s election results. These changes received bipartisan support, including the signature of Governor Tom Wolf, a Democrat.
It goes on to say that Wolf “quickly set about undermining the many protections provided under this law” and lists the offenses (see below.)
3 U.S.C. §15, empowers Congress to reject electoral votes that are not ‘regularly given’ or ‘lawfully certified.’ The aforementioned conduct has undermined the lawful certification of Pennsylvania’s delegation to the Electoral College.
For these reasons, we the undersigned members of the Pennsylvania General Assembly urge you to object, and vote to sustain such objection, to the Electoral College votes received from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania during the Joint Session of Congress on January 6, 2021.
“urge you to object, and vote to sustain such objection, to the Electoral College votes received from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania”
That would be a pretty dang big deal if they do it.
Here’s the full letter (PDF).