Sean Parnell, Kathy Barnette, Jeff Bartos, and Carla Sands wanted this to happen
Pennsylvania Republican legislators’ sham election “audit” is only getting started, but it’s already off the rails — spotlighting the state’s 2022 GOP US Senate candidates support for this privacy-invading disaster.
State Republicans are making headlines for their controversial request demanding a wide range of voters’ personal data, including “the last four digits of [voters’] Social Security number.” And the Pennsylvania Republicans plan to send that Social Security data and other information to “a private vendor,” who “has not yet been identified” — all at the expense of state taxpayers.
It’s a toxic play politically, but one that Pennsylvania’s 2022 U.S. Senate will have to answer for — as they’ve urged this type of action for months. Calls for a so-called “audit” have long been a “litmus test” for Pennsylvania’s 2022 GOP Senate candidates, and Kathy Barnette, Jeff Bartos, Sean Parnell, and Carla Sands has each pushed the idea of an “audit,” as part of their efforts to undermine voters and cast doubt upon Joe Biden’s already-verified 2020 victory.
Read the coverage:
Spotlight PA: Pa. GOP lawmakers to subpoena personal information on every voter in controversial 2020 election review
AP: GOP lawmakers vote for subpoena seeking voter information
USA Today Network—Pennsylvania: Senate Republicans move to collect personal info on every Pa. voter at taxpayers’ expense
The Philadelphia Inquirer: Pa. Republicans vote to subpoena voter records and personal information in 2020 election probe
Washington Post: Analysis: The latest partisan audit is risking voters’ personal data
Washington Post: Pennsylvania GOP lawmakers approve wide-ranging subpoenas for personal information of 2020 voters
Forbes: Pennsylvania’s Election Audit Gets Off To Wild Start As GOP Subpoenas Personal Details On Every Voter In State
New York Times: Republicans seek Pennsylvania voters’ personal information as they try to review the 2020 results.
Vice: The GOP Is Going After Pennsylvania Voters’ Most Sensitive Data
Published: Sep 16, 2021