Seeking to address the questions and concerns of Carbon County voters relating to the 2020 General Election, Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) hosted a telephone town hall meeting on Friday afternoon. More than 1,100 people were on the line during the hour-long discussion.
“Our focus during this special telephone town hall was the steps the Pennsylvania House of Representatives is taking to ensure the voting process in the recent election was conducted fairly and every legal ballot is counted,” said Heffley. “My office has heard from many local voters who have questions and complaints, and I thought this was the most effective way to provide some answers.”
During the forum, Heffley explained that the House State Government Committee will soon launch a series of hearings into the Commonwealth’s election process. Leading up to Nov. 3, actions by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and the Department of State created confusion for voters, poll workers and county elections officials, resulting in countless complaints being relayed to House members across the state. While no date has been set, the hearings are expected to begin soon.
“We need to investigate what transpired so we can develop a comprehensive legislative fix to ensure that the people of Pennsylvania can have faith in their future elections,” added Heffley.
In addition to the hearings, a group of Heffley’s House colleagues is calling for a legislative-led audit of the election results prior to those results being certified by the Department of State. Specifically, they are calling for the immediate establishment of a bipartisan investigatory committee with subpoena power to pursue this objective.
Heffley also told listeners that the House Republican Caucus is interested in hearing from voters who have personally encountered suspected fraud or irregularities during this election and can swear to it on an affidavit. He said they should compose a message with a brief description of the voting issue that includes their name, home address, email and phone number, and send it to 2020Election@pahousegop.com
Representative Doyle Heffley
122nd Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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