After the chaos that ensued during and after the 2020 presidential election, Pennsylvania Republicans want to create a new Bureau of Election Audits to confirm results of every election and check operations, systems and processes at least every five years.
Pennsylvania House Speaker Bryan Cutler laid out the legislation during a hearing in the General Assembly’s State Government Committee this week, arguing the current system of allowing county election offices to audit themselves is not good enough, Just the News reports.
Local election officials “must be held to a standard of accountability,” Cutler said. “It’s not just how did you spend the money. We should not allow individuals in government to self-audit.”
Pennsylvania law currently requires counties to review a random sample of at least …