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Cutler calls for full audit of 2020 election process

The Speaker of the House cites actions taken by the state Supreme Court and Department of State have created confusion for county election officials and are in violation of the federal Constitution

Pennsylvania Speaker of the House Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) sent a letter to Gov. Tom Wolf requesting a full audit be completed before the certification of any election results.

In the letter, Cutler cites actions taken by the state Supreme Court and the Department of State that have created confusion for county election officials, and actions believed to be in violation of the federal Constitution.

“The uncertainty surrounding these interventions has cast an unnecessary cloud on the election process,” he wrote. “That invites our people to question the results, regardless of which candidate or party may prevail.”

He said an audit is needed because of a litany of inconsistencies as a result of court actions and Department of State guidance, including the dismissal of signature requirements for mail-in ballots, certain counties allowing for curative measures, counties not following the United States Supreme Court ruling requiring ballots received after Election Day to be segregated, and more.

“We must take every possible step to ensure that all Pennsylvanians and all Americans know that our Commonwealth has conducted the General Election with integrity,” he added.

Cutler was recently nominated by House Republicans to return to his current role as Speaker of Pennsylvania’s House of Representatives for the upcoming 2021-22 legislative session. He was first sworn in to represent the 100th District in Lancaster County in 2007, and after 13 years of service, was elected Speaker in June 2020.

“I started my journey in public service as a way to give back to the community that gave so much to me and my family,” he said. “Carrying the voices of the 100th District has been the honor of my life, and I will never waver in my commitment to promoting the values and issues that are important to the people I represent.”

In addition to the election results, the current year state budget is a top priority for Cutler.

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