HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) commented on the serious and legitimate questions being raised about the 2020 General Election:
“Every legal vote should be counted. That should not be a partisan belief. However, partisan meddling by Democrats before, during, and after the conclusion of Tuesday’s election has cast serious doubts about the security of Pennsylvania’s election processes and results.
“From decisions issued by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court that are in direct conflict with current law, and contradictory and confusing guidance issued by the Secretary of State to counties on how to handle certain ballots, to poll watchers being denied access to observe pre-canvassing and canvassing activities, the current election process has been chaotic and led to legitimate questions being raised about its integrity.
“I want to assure Pennsylvanians and the American people that we are closely monitoring election-related misconduct and will use every legal and legislative tool at our disposal to stand up for the rule of law and the legitimacy of our elections.
“As part of the process to remove any doubt about the results of Pennsylvania’s election, I echo Speaker of the House Bryan Cutler’s call for the 2020 election results to be audited prior to certification by the Pennsylvania Department of State as the House continues to review other options available to us.
“If people do not have faith in the election process, they cannot and will not have faith in the government elected by it.”
Representative Kerry Benninghoff
Pennsylvania House Majority Leader
171st Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives