Pennsylvania Republicans launch sham probe in newest GOP boondoggle to fan Trump’s Large Lie

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In fact, when Donald Trump’s “elite strike drive” tried to legally problem Pennsylvania’s 2020 outcomes final 12 months, they got laughed out of court. 

“One may count on that when searching for such a startling final result, a plaintiff would come formidably armed with compelling authorized arguments and factual proof of rampant corruption,” U.S. District Courtroom Decide Matthew Brann wrote in a blistering ruling on Trump’s try and invalidate practically 7 million votes. “That has not occurred.”

However to not be dissuaded by the details, Pennsylvania Republicans plan to launch hearings into the matter as early as this week, in accordance to The Washington Post. 

The Keystone State effort follows Wisconsin Republicans’ try and preserve Trump’s Large Lie alive with their very own bogus probe. Republican State Meeting Speaker Robin Vos mentioned he lately apprised Trump of their efforts to “restore full integrity and belief in elections.” Now Reince Priebus, Trump’s former chief of workers, has introduced Wisconsin lawmakers will shell out about $680,000, at least to start,” in taxpayer {dollars} to fund the probe. “A minimum of to start out” being the operative phrase. Keep in mind, Arizona’s so-called auditors trashed all of the tools they examined and now Maricopa County is suing the GOP-led Senate for $2.8 million.

Trump’s authorized problem to the 2020 outcomes was also thoroughly rejected by the Wisconsin Supreme Courtroom.

However Pennsylvania taxpayers higher buckle up. GOP lawmakers are planning an intensive conspiracy-driven journey into the guts of Trump’s by no means by no means land. 

By his personal account, Corman has set “no ceiling” for what is bound to develop into a expensive misadventure.

“This audit is meant to go a lot additional than earlier evaluations mandated by state regulation, which have centered on whether or not the reported counts are ‘correct,’” Corman wrote in a statement Monday. “The objective of the Senate’s investigation won’t be to conduct a recount, however to search out any flaws within the system that may very well be exploited by unhealthy actors and take motion to appropriate these flaws by legislative adjustments to our Election Code.”

Nothing screams fiscal accountability fairly like launching a completely baseless probe right into a matter that has already been scrutinized by election officers, disproven by recounts, and summarily tossed out of court docket.