GOP fight over 2020 election audit brews in Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania State Capitol
HARRISBURG, PENNSYLVANIA - DECEMBER 14: The Pennsylvania State Capitol is seen on December 14, 2020 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Electors in Pennsylvania will meet today to certify the 2020 presidential election for President-elect Joe Biden who won the electoral college 306-to-232 against incumbent President Donald Trump. Photo credit Photo by Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images

A key member of Pennsylvania’s House of Representatives is flatly rejecting talk of any sort of audit of the 2020 presidential election. Rep. Seth Grove, who chairs the committee that handles election matters, said on Twitter on Thursday that the chamber “will not be authorizing any further audits on any previous election.” Grove made the statement a day after three fellow Republican state lawmakers toured the Arizona Senate GOP’s partisan audit of the 2020 election. Republican Sen. David Argall, however, says legislation or a resolution in his chamber to commission some sort of audit is a possibility. No election official or prosecutor has raised a concern over widespread election fraud in November’s election in Pennsylvania.