A report released on Monday by a group of state representatives on Pennsylvania’s election results found an “alarming discrepancy” between county vote tallies and Statewide Uniform Registry of Electors,” the Washington Examiner reported.
The group, led by state Rep. Frank Ryan, alleges that this discrepancy amounts to more than double the official margin of victory by Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.
The lawmakers said they “were already concerned” by how the state had eliminated “signature verification, postmarks, and due dates.”
In addition to those concerns, the representatives said Pennsylvania experienced “the unauthorized curing of ballots,” “drop boxes with questionable security measures,” as well as “questionable treatment of poll watchers.”
“Opportunities for irregularities”
The group further argued that taken together, those practices had “created wholesale opportunities for irregularities in the 2020 presidential election.”
“However, we are now seeing discrepancies on the retail level which raise even more troubling questions regarding irregularities in the election returns,” the Republicans’ report continued.
They continued, “These findings call into question the accuracy of the SURE system, consistency in the application of the Pennsylvania Election Code from county to county, and the competency of those charged with oversight of elections in our Commonwealth.”
Numbers don’t add up
According to the representatives, “these numbers just don’t add up.”
“[T]he alleged certification of Pennsylvania’s presidential election results was absolutely premature, unconfirmed, and in error,” they concluded. According to the lawmakers’ analysis, 6,962,607 ballots were cast in the Keystone State — some 202,377 more than the SURE system accounted for.
Pennsylvania Department of State spokesperson Wanda Murren, however, dismissed the report as being “based on incomplete data.”
“At this time, there are still a few counties that have not completed uploading their vote histories to the SURE system,” she said. She also claimed it is “quite common to have significant ‘undervotes’ for down-ballot races in a presidential election, particularly when there isn’t a U.S. Senate race on the ballot.”
President Donald Trump highlighted the lawmakers’ findings, noting in a tweet on Tuesday that they represented “more votes than is needed by me to win Pennsylvania, not to mention hundreds of thousands of votes in other categories which increase my already big lead into a landslide.”