Pennsylvania Says Not So Fast: Republican State Senators Want The U.S. Senate To Hold Off Counting Their Electoral Votes.

President Donald Trump supporters gather on the statehouse steps as the Pennsylvania House of Representatives are sworn-in, Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021, at the state Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa. The ceremony marks the convening of the 2021-2022 legislative session of the General Assembly of Pennsylvania. (AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson)

President Trump received “Big News in Pennsylvania!” according to his Twitter feed on Tuesday. The caption was sent out along with an attachment to a letter from the Republican members of the Pennsylvania Senate asking the U.S. Senate to delay certification of the Electoral College 2020 results.

The letter sent to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said, “As members of the Pennsylvania Senate, we believe in the integrity of the election process. After speaking with our colleagues, a majority of the State Senate is troubled by the many inconsistencies that happened in our Commonwealth during the 2020 election.”

“Due to numerous unlawful violations taken by Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar, and the rogue State Supreme Court, the balance of power was taken from the State Legislature, who by the U.S. and PA Constitutions, set the time, place and manner of holding elections,” the letter continued.

After laying out specific examples of how the PA Supreme Court and Boockvar had overstepped their authority, the letter went on to say, “Requests from legislators for independent investigations have been ignored by the administration. Due to these inconsistencies and questionable activities, we believe that PA election results should not have been certified by our Secretary of State.

“Members, we ask for more time given the fact that the U.S. Supreme Court is to hear Trump vs. Boockvar in the coming days. We ask that you delay certification of the Electoral College to allow due process as we pursue election integrity in our Commonwealth.”

The letter makes it pretty clear how the Republican-controlled legislature in Pennsylvania feels about the results of their election. Now we wait until the Joint Session of Congress to see how this all plays out.

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