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:
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