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schuylkill county delegation harrisburg 2020 election dispute resolution

Trump supporters across Pennsylvania and the nation seem hopeful over the prospect of a resolution set to be introduced in the State House and Senate that would dispute the 2020 Election here.

Anything gives them hope right now if the semi-certified results of the election could be overturned.

The resolution introduced by the Pennsylvania General Assembly on Friday says the vote certification process should be stopped because Governor Tom Wolf, Secretary of the Commonwealth Kathy Boockvar, and the Pennsylvania Supreme Court usurped the General Assembly’s constitutionally-guaranteed rights to hold and certify elections.

It spells out how the state set new, last-minute rules specifically pertaining to mail-in ballots and poll watchers. And because of these irregularities and other testimony heard earlier in the week, the election should be considered disputed.

But it’s not a foregone conclusion that these resolutions will pass the House or the Senate right now, despite them being under Republican control. And some of the pushback against this resolution is coming from Schuylkill County’s delegation in Harrisburg.

While one of our guys down in Harrisburg is likely a firm No vote on the Resolution – Democrat Rep. Neal Goodman (123rd District) – the other three Republicans may not be so sure, either.

The Canary heard back from State Sen. Dave Argall’s office on Saturday on where he stood on the resolution. We were told that Argall is “trying to see if this is the best route forward.”

That’s not exactly an enthusiastic endorsement from Argall, who chaired the now-infamous Gettysburg Senate Majority Policy Committee hearing the day before Thanksgiving where numerous witnesses told their stories of election errors and irregularities in Pennsylvania.

In an interview with The Canary following that hearing, Argall said “too early to tell” if it was possible to overturn the election results as they’ve been reported to date. And he said that was likely a matter that would be resolved in a courtroom. He did say, however, that he had no reason to not to believe those who testified on Wednesday.

In the House, State Reps. Jerry Knowles (R-124) and Mike Tobash (R-125) haven’t confirmed publicly their views on the Resolution.

On Saturday, The Canary heard that Knowles was on board with it but that couldn’t be confirmed. Tobash, too, is unclear on how he’d vote.

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