The Election Timeline

A history of extremist Republican lies about elections and the attacks on your right to vote.




View the reports of the U.S. House Committee investigating the January 6th U.S. Capitol AttackHERE.

Jan. 29, 2024 – A Stanford study reinforces what we all knew – there was no voter fraud in 2020 and Republicans lied to help Trump.

Feb. 12, 2024 – One PA activist is responsible for much of the GOP lies about elections.

Feb. 15, 2024 – The “2000 Mules” people admit they have no evidence to back up their claims of ballot stuffing or voter fraud.

Feb. 20, 2024Nearly 60 PA election officials and hundreds of workers have quit thanks to Trump and the GOP.

Feb. 21, 2024 – Trump is still lying about winning PA in 2020 – and Republicans are still repeating those lies.

Feb. 22, 2024 – The Supreme Court shuts down the GOP’s lie-riddled investigation into the 2020 election.

Feb. 22, 2024 – Trump’s lies about Vote-by-Mail are terrifying PA Republicans.

Feb. 23, 2024 – At CPAC a right-wing influencer brags they’re there to end democracy.

Feb. 23, 2024 – Republicans are going after Vote-by-Mail yet again.

Feb. 23, 2024 – PA Taxpayers shouldn’t have to pay for Fulton County letting right-wing scam artists access their voting machines to overturn the election for Trump.

Feb. 24, 2024 – The PA Supreme Court finally ends the Republicans’ lies about voter fraud.

Feb. 27, 2024 – When Trump & the Republicans lie about voting machines, here’s the facts you need.

January 12, 2023 – Republicans say in-person voter fraud is still a thing – maybe because they’re the ones committing it?

January 19, 2023 –The Republican who runs elections in Wisconsin is bragging about suppressing the Democratic vote in cities.

February 3, 2023 –In Pennsylvania the right-wing election deniers are running the show when it comes to our elections and democracy is at risk.

February 11, 2023 –Trump hired a research firm to prove he won in 2020 – they proved he lost. Doesn’t stop PA Republicans from repeating his lies.

February 15, 2023 –After wasting taxpayer money and exposing you to identity theft in the name of repeating Trump’s lies about 2020, now one of the state’s biggest election deniers is passing the buck on bringing Fraudits to PA.

February 17, 2023 –Republicans were for Vote by Mail until Democrats started using it – and then Republicans started losing. So now the GOP is changing their tune.

February 24, 2023 – Kansas Republicans ban drop boxes and limit vote-by-mail.

February 24, 2023 – Scott Perry doesn’t want anyone to see his emails about trying to overturn the election and overthrow the government.

March 5, 2023 – Democracy will die if we don’t defend it.

March 7, 2023 – Republicans suddenly like the idea of vote-by-mail and drop boxes – as long as it’s only Republicans

March 10, 2023 – The people want registering and voting to be easier and more convenient. The right-wing Republican election denier running the Senate doesn’t.

March 11, 2023 –Trump and Mastriano’s lawyer admits she was lying about the 2020 election the whole time.

March 12, 2023 –Idaho Republicans ban the use of student IDs to vote – photo IDs issued by the state or state-related organizations.

March 15, 2023 –Doug Mastriano and his election-denying fan club are still lying about the 2020 election, the 2022 election, and want to undermine the 2024 elections.

March 15, 2023 –“When it comes to voter fraud claims, Trump just makes stuff up” – the problem is all the PA Republicans who believe his lies.

March 21, 2023 –Luzerne County election officials won’t cooperate with the Congressional Republicans’ Kangaroo Court.

March 21, 2023 –Trump says he’ll be arrested – but he just wants his followers to get arrested for him.

March 24, 2023 –Republicans will use every trick in the book to make sure your ballot is thrown out instead of counted. A PA Judge just overruled their voter suppression.

March 24, 2023 –Republican leader says we can’t compare laws about guns with laws about driver’s licenses because one is a constitutional right and one isn’t. Now ask him the same question but make it about the constitutional right to vote.

March 24, 2023 –Republicans are all about “law and order” until it’s Donald Trump breaking yet another law.

April 4, 2023 –Republicans were for vote-by-mail, then they were against vote-by-mail, then they tried to kill vote-by-mail (because Democrats were using it) and now – they love vote-by-mail again.

April 5, 2023 –It’s time to take big money out of politics. We want to get it done. Republicans don’t.

April 5, 2023 –Young people are voting like never before. Republicans: “Let’s not try to earn those votes. Let’s stop young people from voting”.

April 26, 2023 –Democrats are working to help counties count votes faster – Legislative Republicans are fighting us.

June 1, 2023 – Anti-Democracy Republicans want to slow down vote counting and cast doubt on mail-in ballots.

June 16, 2023 –Trump told Pennsylvania Republicans to lie, and they listened.

June 27, 2023 – The U.S. Supreme Court decided to not let Republicans end elections as we know them. For now.

June 27, 2023 – Despite Republican attempts to kill it, vote-by-mail is still the law.

July 19, 2023 – Republicans want to make it harder to vote and easier to cheat.

July 20, 2023A letter to then-VP Mike Pence from dozens of PA lawmakers demanding more time to overthrow the election.

Sep. 2, 2023 – Former GOP Governor Tom Corbett says Republicans need to stop repeating Donald Trump’s lies – the 2020 election was not stolen.

Sep. 6, 2023 – The GOP Senate’s #2 election denier wants to pull PA out of a national program to prevent voter fraud.

Sep. 15, 2023 – The Supreme Court won’t intervene on behalf of the PA county that bowed to Trump and Mastriano and allowed illegal inspections of voting machines.

Oct. 18, 2023 – All of a sudden Republicans love vote-by-mail (and lie about how they’ve always loved it).

Oct. 19, 2023 – Meet the PA millionaire who tried to overturn the election in 2020.

Oct. 19, 2023 – Sen. Dush doesn’t want PA taking part in a proven election integrity program, he wants one the GOP can manipulate to kick Democrats off.

Oct. 26, 2023 – The new Speaker of the U.S. House of Reps led the fight to recruit PA Republicans to overturn the 2020 election.

Oct. 26, 2023Spotlight PA outlines how our election code must be updated, but Senate Republicans refuse to vote on any of the House Democratic changes that could fix the problem.

Oct. 31, 2023Our Election Code is out of date, but changing it would allow extremist Republicans to try to end democracy.

Nov. 3, 2023 – Right wing media is attacking automatic voter registration in PA.

Nov. 16, 2023 – After years of blasting vote by mail, Republicans are struggling.

Nov. 21, 2023 – Even the right-wing extremists of the Federalist Society are afraid of what Trump will do if he steals the next election.

Nov. 27, 2023 – Democrats wiped out the book banners in Bucks County on Election Day, so the book-banners are demanding a recount.

Nov. 30, 2023 – Republicans are running another grift, but this time to promote vote-by-mail.

Nov. 30, 2023 – Congressman Scott Perry and House & Senate Republicans are all over the plan to overturn the 2020 election.

Dec. 8, 2023 – Philly Republicans say Donald Trump will be a “bloodbath” for their party.

Dec. 9, 2023 – How Donald Trump is using PA Republicans to corrupt the election with “garbage” data.

Dec. 11, 2023Despite Republican lies, mail-in voting is the way to go.

Dec. 12, 2023 – Voter Registration is up 65% since automatic registration.

January 1, 2022 –Republicans start 2022 by doubling down on stacking local election boards with extremists who want to throw out votes that aren’t for the GOP.

January 1, 2022 –Every Day is January 6th Now – the GOP attacks on democracy are endless and everywhere.

January 2, 2022 –The Republican coup attempt has damaged American Democracy here and damaged our reputation worldwide as a beacon of free people.

January 2, 2022 –The link between Republican attacks on schools and the GOP’s attack on democracy.

January 2, 2022 –“The Stop the Steal movement still thrives and is redoubling its efforts at the state level for another effort to subvert our democratic system of government”.

January 2, 2022 –Capitol rioters are sentenced to jail, but there are no repercussions for the elected Republicans who lied over and over to spark the riot.

January 2, 2022 –Majority of Americans believe the coup attempt threatened democracy. Republicans disagree.

January 3, 2022 –Trump says it wasn’t his supporters attacking the Capitol. It’s another lie from a liar.

January 3, 2022Republicans need to stop whining about not being allowed to cheat on drawing electoral lines anymore, says the Philadelphia Inquirer.

January 3, 2022 –Is Trump’s “Smoking Gun” on the coup attempt hiding in plain sight?

January 4, 2022 –The coup attempt didn’t start on January 6th. It didn’t end there either. Domestic Terrorism is on the rise.

January 4, 2022How teachers are telling kids about January 6th despite extremist threats.

January 5, 2022 –The Smithsonian and the University of Alabama catalogue how religion and religious imagery was misused by the rioters.

January 5, 2022 –The real tragedy of Jan. 6 is that it’s still not over – and Republicans everywhere are still working to overthrow democracy.

January 8, 2022 –In response to Republican attacks on voting rights, Democratic Leader Joanna McClinton introduces the K. Leroy Irvis Voting Rights Protection Act.

January 10, 2022 –Republicans look to purge voter rolls and make it harder for citizens to vote.

January 10, 2022 –Republicans want sole control of elections and redistricting in Pennsylvania. It’s all about power.

January 11, 2022 –Why Pennsylvania is all the proof you need to know Trump and the Republicans are lying about voter fraud.

January 11, 2022 –Republicans claim they want to give citizens the power to draw maps – except the GOP is holding the final power of approval all for themselves.

January 12, 2022 –Republicans claim the FBI was behind the Jan. 6th attack – but then why does Trump promise pardons for all the attackers?

January 12, 2022 –Donald Trump hangs up on NPR when he’s asked about his election lies that fueled the GOP attack on our elections.

January 12, 2022 –Rep. Bizzarro calls out the GOP for copying Trump’s “Find the votes” by changing districts to cement Republican power over the will of the people.

January 13, 2022 –Republicans still believe there was widespread voter fraud – because elected Republicans keep lying about voter fraud.

January 14, 2022 –What the fake electors tell us about our fragile democracy.

January 14, 2022 –– Republicans want to change the constitution to do many things, but, most of all, to make it harder for people to vote.

January 15, 2022 –Josef Stalin said “I consider it completely unimportant who in the party will vote, or how; but what is extraordinarily important is this — who will count the votes, and how.” Donald Trump said “We have to be a lot sharper the next time when it comes to counting the vote. Sometimes the vote counter is more important than the candidate. They have to get a lot tougher and smarter.”

January 17, 2022 –Republicans can’t win, so they’re going to destroy the constitution to get their anti-voting laws passed.

January 18, 2022 –The Citizens’-Voice blasts the GOP’s attempt to gerrymander how people elect judges.

January 18, 2022 –Republican Senate Leader Jake Corman wants to overturn the results of the Philadelphia DA election in yet another attempt to seize power. Even Doug Mastriano says this is crazy. Corman did not attempt to remove Republican DAs indicted for actual crimes.

January 19, 2022 –The Republican fake electors in Pennsylvania were more interested in protecting themselves from jail than doing Trump’s exact bidding, but they still were doing everything they could to overturn the election.

January 19, 2022 –Republicans are trying to change the constitution to enshrine voter suppression forever.

January 19, 2022 –Republicans in Washington D.C. stand as one to defeat the Voting Rights Act, making it easier for Republicans in Harrisburg and other states to make it harder to vote.

January 20, 2022 –The York Dispatch says it’s too easy for the GOP to rewrite the constitution to cement their political power.

January 21, 2022 –Our elections are safe and secure. Republicans want to change that.

January 21, 2022 –Republicans who filed “false elector” paperwork to overturn the election are under more scrutiny. And Rudy Guiliani and the Trump Campaign was behind the whole thing.

January 22, 2022 –Trump and his minions tried to blackmail states into doing election audits. Like the one that’s happening in Pennsylvania.

January 24, 2022 –A Special Grand Jury was empaneled in Fulton County to get to the bottom of the Republican effort to hand over voting machines to private companies so they can get around security measures.

January 27, 2022 –Why Republicans trying to change the constitution every time they can’t get a bill passed is bad for citizens and bad for democracy. House Democrats are trying to preserve the constitution.

January 27, 2022 –Why the Republican Fraudit is a disaster for democracy.

January 28, 2022 –How Republican voter suppression is working in Georgia – and would work here.

January 28, 2022 –We learn even more about the role of Republicans who signed fake elector ballots as part of the GOP coup.

January 29, 2022 –Republicans on the Commonwealth Court overturned the vote-by-mail law all but one Republican in the legislature voted for, and the GOP from Trump on down is cheering this attack on peoples’ voting rights. The Senate GOP leader is using it as a springboard for more voter restrictions. Why is making it harder to vote called “a win for Republicans?”

January 30, 2022 –Donald Trump wants a civil war if he’s arrested and demands the 2020 election be overturned.

January 31, 2022 –Trump finally admitted he lost, but only because he admitted he wanted Pence to overturn the results of the election.

January 31, 2022 –There were multiple plans for Trump to order Pennsylvania’s voting machines seized by the military.

January 31, 2022 –Republican extremists who tried to overturn the election for Trump are trying to get elected to the position in charge of counting votes.

February 1, 2022 –The full list of fake electors who were going to overturn the election and install Trump included two of the current Republican candidates for governor.

February 4, 2022 –The Senate GOP Fraudit is packed with conspiracies and costs.

February 6, 2022 –Lancaster Newspapers expose how PA Republicans loved Vote-by-Mail until Trump ordered them to start hating it.

February 7, 2022 –Republicans: the party of Trump, the party of political violence.

March 3, 2022 –January 6th Committee says Trump violated multiple laws in effort to overturn election.

March 8, 2022 –The PA Supreme Court is considering the Republican request to throw out Vote-by-Mail. When a judge asked why the GOP is opposing a law they voted for, their attorney said “they were ignorant of the constitution”.

March 9, 2022 –Door-to-Door “Voter Integrity Squads” like the ones Republicans used in York to intimidate people are part of a lawsuit in Colorado.

March 11, 2022 –Sens. Corman and Dush are furious the state won’t hand over people’s Social Security Numbers so the GOP can expose voters to identity theft and voter intimidation.

March 14, 2022 –Sen. Doug Mastriano still won’t agree to testify under oath about what he was doing at the Capitol on January 6th.

March 16, 2022 –Republicans are furious the State Supreme Court unanimously upheld the new legislative maps that everyone agrees are still in favor of the GOP, but not blatantly cheating for the GOP.

March 18, 2022 –Republicans tried to end vote-by-mail, tried to make it harder to register and to vote, tried to take away drop boxes, tried to demand Voter ID – and failed at all of it. For now.

March 18, 2022 –Trump’s Supreme Court could allow Republicans in Harrisburg to overturn any future election where a Democrat wins.

March 20, 2022 –Sen. Doug Mastriano is STILL lying about the election, and voter fraud, and his role in Jan. 6.

March 22, 2022 –Republican extremists looking to open up voting machines to hackers and scammers in the name of throwing future elections into doubt end up losing big in court.

March 23, 2022 –Donald Trump asked GOP Senator Mo Brooks to “rescind” the 2020 election.

April 7, 2022 –County election officials need more time to process mail-in ballots. Republicans have another idea: end mail-in voting.

April 7, 2022 –More Republicans than were originally thought were trying to overturn the 2020 election.

April 11, 2022 –The Republican attack on your right to vote how you choose is never-ending, because to the GOP their power matters more than the people's voice.

April 11, 2022 –The Republicans controlling the senate move a bill forward to eliminate drop boxes.

April 14, 2022 –Republicans want to silence the voice of 850,000 people choosing to vote-by-mail.

April 17, 2022 –Republicans are doubling down on ending democracy.

April 23, 2022 –Elected Republicans at every level – including PA House Republicans – were involved in the attempt to overturn the election on Jan 6. Congressman Perry encouraged the riots and played a key role.

April 27, 2022 –The Philadelphia Inquirer blasts legislative Republicans for wasting time on conspiracy theories instead of actually improving our elections.

April 27, 2022 –A Pro-voter citizens group calls for more drop boxes and better accessibility – all the things the GOP wants to take away.

May 5, 2022 –Endless Republican lies about elections are shattering people's faith in our Democracy -- and Republicans want to turn the chaos they created into laws making it harder for citizens to vote.

May 6, 2022850,000 citizens chose vote-by-mail for the 2022 Primary. Republicans want to take their votes away.

May 6, 2022 –Local election officials are the key to democracy – we need to support them.

May 6, 2022How endless Republican lies about elections are shattering people’s faith in democracy – which was the plan all along.

May 8, 2022
May 9, 2022Republicans say drop boxes lead to ballot harvesting, but, offer no evidence, except this Republican official who’s getting ballots mailed to his house.

May 9, 2022 –The right-wing “Audit the Vote” extremists are lying about everything except their desire to go out and intimidate more voters.

May 10, 2022 –Trump’s lawyer worked with Russ Diamond to come up with a plan to throw out tens of thousands of vote-by-mail ballots to give Donald Trump a “win” – and Diamond was all-in to help.

May 12, 2022 –Right-wing extremist groups demand an end to vote-by-mail and drop boxes, doing the bidding of Republicans.

May 12, 2022 –Republicans want to end drop boxes for ballots, because Trump told them to.

June 7, 2022 –Doug Mastriano wants to bus “poll watchers” from rural counties into the cities so they can challenge the registration of every voter and drag the process to a half.

June 9, 2022 –As the January 6th Committee hearings kick off on TV, more details on what Congressman Perry did to overturn the election.

June 21, 2022 –What did legislative Republicans do nationwide to help install Trump in the White House after he lost the election?

June 22, 2022 –After signing the letter demanding to throw out votes, Speaker Cutler found out the hard way that too much is never enough for Trump.

June 23, 2022 –Mastriano wants to bring busloads of armed “poll watchers” into Philadelphia to challenge every voter’s right to vote to suppress turnout.

June 28, 2022 –Mastriano’s Voter & Poll Worker Intimidation Act passes – Wolf will veto.

June 30, 2022 –The more we learn about the deadly Jan. 6th attack on the Capitol and the attempt to overturn the election and destroy American Democracy, the more PA Republicans we find.

July 1, 2022 –The Supreme Court is tired of democracy and will just let the Republican legislature pick everything.

July 1, 2022 –Donald Trump has ordered Republicans to not pass a budget until they end vote by mail.

July 10, 2022 –Republicans are still trying to overturn the results of an election where they don’t like who won – and we’re not talking about 2020.

July 11, 2022 –Sen. Mastriano turned PA’s Charter Day into a Christian Nationalist campaign rally.

July 14, 2022 –Sen. Mastriano paid $5,000 to the racist website Gab to promote his agenda.

July 18, 2022 –An Associated Press investigation has found there are NO concerns with voting via Drop Box.

July 18, 2022 –Republicans want to fool you into voting to take your own rights away.

July 19, 2022 – A Constitutional Crisis fueled by Republican attacks on voting is happening in PA.

July 21, 2022 –Republicans who voted for vote-by-mail are now trying to get it thrown out in court -- AGAIN.

July 21, 2022 –Anti-Democracy extremists are targeting nursing homes and nursing home staff for intimidation.

July 23, 2022 –Republican extremists talk about “election integrity” but it just means making it harder for people to vote.

July 25, 2022 –Republicans say “election reform” but in reality they’re spreading lies -- AGAIN.

July 25, 2022 –Republican county councilman wants to ban drop boxes to make it harder to vote.

July 27, 2022 –Republicans are arguing over who gets to take the most credit for trying to send false electors to Washington and overturn the 2020 election.

August 8, 2022 –Doug Mastriano is refusing to take part in the January 6th hearings. This from the guy who said back in July 2021 “There is nothing to fear if there is nothing to hide.”

August 9, 2022 –Republicans are trying to take over running elections in swing states.

August 9, 2022 –Republican Congressman Scott Perry – a key player in the attempt to overturn the election and install Trump in 2020 – has his cell phone taken by the FBI the day after the raid on Mar-a-Lago.

August 10, 2022 –PA House Speaker Bryan Cutler – who did sign the letter demanding votes be thrown out in 2020 – says he would not support Republican “alternate electors” to overthrow the government in 2024 even if Doug Mastriano wins the governor race.

August 10, 2022 –Too many Republicans are standing with Trump and against American law enforcement and the due process of law.

August 10, 2022 –Doug Mastriano shuts down his own Jan. 6th Committee Hearing and refuses to testify.

September 12, 2022 –Republicans want to be able to throw away election results if a Democrat wins.

September 13, 2022 –Trump’s election deniers want to end using voting machines everywhere.

October 16, 2022 –Republicans say Doug Mastriano is a threat to American Democracy.

October 18, 2022 –How Trump and his Republican acolytes want to end mail voting.

October 18, 2022 –Republicans in Louisiana – already caught trying to gerrymander Black voters out of power – now say they need to redefine just what a “Black voter” is.

October 22, 2022 –Republican conspiracy theorists are telling voters to not send back vote-by-mail ballots and instead hold on to them until election day to deliver massive lines and backlogs at the polls.

October 23, 2022 –How Donald Trump’s plan to overturn the 2024 election starts with Doug Mastriano in Pennsylvania in 2022.

October 25, 2022 –Mehmet Oz says abortion is between “a woman, her doctor, and local political leaders”.

October 26, 2022 –The Republican who is in charge of the committee that handles election laws just said this. No evidence. No facts. Just lies to shatter people’s faith.

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October 30, 2022 –Mehmet Oz has packed his campaign with “stop the steal” January 6th insurrectionists.

October 31, 2022 –Republicans are lying when they scream about so-called “unverified” mail ballots.

November 1, 2022 –Republicans celebrate votes being thrown out when voters forget to put the date on a mail ballot.

November 1, 2022 –What Doug Mastriano really believes on his private Facebook page.

November 2, 2022 –Lt. Gov candidate DelRosso says women won’t come out and vote.

November 3, 2022 –The vote count will be slower than it should be because Republicans want it that way so they can lie about “winning” before all the votes are counted.

November 4, 2022 –Behind closed doors Republicans admit their claims of election fraud are all lies.

November 4, 2022 –Republicans and their talking heads are laying the groundwork to scream “rigged” when they lose.

November 4, 2022 –The top four Republican lies about our elections.

November 4, 2022 –How Doug Mastriano is embracing extreme Christian Nationalism.

November 5, 2022 –Conspiracy theorist loons like Doug Mastriano’s would-be Secretary of State are urging voters to vote in person as late as possible to “thwart hackers”.

November 7, 2022 –The New Yorker reports on how Doug Mastriano has taken lying about elections and trying to overturn 2022 before it even happens to the mainstream.

November 7, 2022 –How Republicans are going to try and disrupt the election count.

November 7, 2022 –Republicans sue to get mail ballots thrown away in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Michigan. Including ballots from citizens serving in the military.

November 7, 2022 –Republicans are screaming elections are “rigged” so when Republicans lose they can keep lying to the public.

November 7, 2022 –Four former PA Governors are asking Doug Mastriano to respect the results of the election.

January 3, 2021 -- Trump orders the Georgia Sec. of State to “find” votes to overturn the election  

January 4, 2021 – PA Senate Republicans do Trump’s bidding and write a letter to Congress urging them to object to the state’s votes.

January 5, 2021 PA Senate Republicans refuse to seat a senator who won the election in November . Republicans rally on the Capitol steps demanding to overturn the election.

January 5, 2021 – Seth Grove announces 14 SGC hearings on how elections are conducted. No formal schedule of speakers is provided

January 6, 2021 – Pennsylvania Republicans including Doug Mastriano are there as insurrectionists invade the Capitol to overturn the election . Donald Trump spoke to the crowd: Republican congresspeople still vote against certifying the votes.

January 7, 2021 – One of Trump’s lawyers who argued unsuccessfully about access to watch vote counts in Philadelphia quits Team Trump saying the president’s actions were “repugnant” and his services were used “to perpetrate a crime

January 11, 2021 – the U.S. Supreme Court refuses to fast-track remaining Trump/Republican legal challenges to PA election results related to the cases cited earlier in this timeline

January 15, 2021 – the right-wing news website American Thinker issues the following apology and retraction of lies about election fraud related to Dominion voting machines  “ These statements are completely false and have no basis in fact.”

January 16, 2021 – NBC News does a national story on the role Pennsylvania Republican election lies played in the deadly riots

January 17, 2021 – The Philadelphia Inquirer covers the role of the PA GOP in the riots  

January 19, 2021 – More national news coverage of the PA Republican election lies ?

January 19, 2021 – Senator Mitch McConnell says “The mob was fed lies. They were provoked by the president and other powerful people.”

January 21, 2021 – PA Spotlight reveals PA Senate Republicans spent $1.04 million in taxpayer dollars trying to overturn the election and throw out votes

January 21, 2021 – Sen. Doug Mastriano – last publicly seen outside the US Capitol on 1/6 – introduces a bill to end Vote-by-Mail

January 21, 2021 – The first of the PA House GOP SGC hearings begin as Sec. of State Boockvar pushes back on GOP grandstanding

January 22, 2021 – Infamous Rudy Giuliani witness and former Dominion Voting Systems screen cleaner Melissa Carone announces she will parlay her 15 minutes of fame into a run for the Michigan legislature

January 23, 2021 – The “PA Lawmaker” who helped Donald Trump try to replace key officials at the Department of Justice with Trump loyalists is revealed to be Congressman Scott Perry

January 25, 2021  -- Dominion Voting Systems sues Rudy Giuliani for $1.3 BILLION in damages over his election fraud lies

January 25, 2021  -- Congressman Scott Perry admits he met with Trump to remove DoJ officials to overturn the election

January 26, 2021 – the Brennan Center begins cataloguing the Republican attacks on voting rights nationwide

January 27, 2021 – Spotlight PA on the financial connection between Republican donors and the attack on the Capitol – and the attack on PA voting rights.

January 27, 2021 – The Capitol Police release the horrific injury report from the January 6th attack on the Capitol fueled by Republican lies about the election


January 28, 2021 ­­– Reporters are holding the GOP accountable for their liesThe insurrection was the culmination of a lie that was allowed to fester and grow. A lie that was pushed by several Republican members of Pennsylvania’s congressional delegation and by many in the state legislature. To be clear, all the false claims about Pennsylvania’s results were attacks on the truth. On democracy.

January 29, 2021 ­­– World news coverage of attacks on voting rights, and Republicans have us as the worst in America. “Pennsylvania has 14 pending proposals for new voter restrictions, the most in the country.”

January 29, 2021 – The New York Times on how PA Republicans are still all-in on Trump’s lies that led to the attacks.

January 30, 2021 – The New York TimesNow, in statehouses nationwide, Republicans who echoed former President Donald J. Trump’s baseless claims of rampant fraud are proposing to make it harder to vote next time — ostensibly to convince the very voters who believed them that elections can be trusted again.”

January 31, 2021 – The Associated Press Republican lawmakers in statehouses across the country are moving swiftly to attack some of the voting methods that fueled the highest turnout for a presidential election in 50 years.

January 31, 2021 – How the Trump/Republican attacks on our elections affected America

February 4, 2021 – After Trump Failed to Overturn the 2020 Election, Republicans are Trying to Steal the Next One – focusing on Georgia, but talking about the same attempts to suppress the vote being used in PA.

February 7, 2021 – How Republicans are changing the rules to end democracy

February 8, 2021 – “Republicans have for the past two decades worked to restrict voter access, instituting voter ID laws, shortening early voting periods and purging inactive voters from registration rolls. Often, state lawmakers said these measures were necessary to prevent widespread voter fraud, despite a lack of evidence. Now, many Republican lawmakers cite a new reason for restrictive laws: the lack of voter confidence in the integrity of U.S. elections, which Trump has fomented since he entered politics.”

February 11, 2021 – House Democrats demand answers. Capital-Star reports Dozens of Republican lawmakers in Harrisburg — including members of GOP leadership — signed letters after the Nov. 3 election objecting to the state’s election results. Some even spread misinformation about voter fraud and legally dubious theories of how to overturn the results.

Only one has publicly admitted to attending the Capitol march — state Sen. Doug Mastriano, R-Franklin.”

February 11, 2021 – ABC27 News covers the GOP’s silence about their extremist members’ role in the riots. “There’s no other way to say it – they were spreading lies”

February 11, 2021 -- Why are Republicans trying to make it harder to vote?

"Because their candidate, former President Donald Trump, lost PA by more than 80,000 votes to President Joe Biden, many of those lawmakers want to restrict voting access."

February 11, 2021 -- “It’s time to fight.” It’s time to rip and claw” “You can fight back” – The New York Times on how right-wing talk radio fueled the riots

February 12, 2021 Two Republicans out of the dozens who lied start to feel a bit of remorse. 

February 14, 2021 -- Why not just do away with elections altogether and just have the legislature pick all of our elected officials?" Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs said sarcastically. "Republican legislatures across the country are responding to what's being called the most secure election in U.S. history by pushing new laws that make voting significantly more difficult,"

February 15, 2021 -- The New York Times G.O.P. legislators, dozens of whom supported overturning the state’s election results to aid former President Donald J. Trump, are moving to change the entire way that judges are selected in Pennsylvania , in a gambit that could tip the scales of the judiciary to favor their party, or at least elect judges more inclined to embrace Republican election challenges.

February 17, 2021 – Republicans expand bureaucracy and waste tax dollars with yet another commission to find ways to prevent people from voting.

February 18, 2021 – More than $5 million in taxpayer dollars have been wasted filing and defending Republican lawsuits trying to overturn the election .

February 19, 2021 – Frank Ryan goes on One America News Network – Trump’s preferred new network of choice – to repeat the same debunked lies and suggest it’s a bad thing you can’t re-do an election. Ryan then goes on to praise Josh Hawley who helped to start the Capitol riot. The host accuses Democrats of hiding something and Ryan agrees

February 27, 2021 – Republicans nationwide are putting up barriers to voting to drive down turnout

February 28, 2021 – Donald Trump calls on states like PA to suppress the vote

March 1, 2021 – Rudy Giuliani is banned from YouTube – again – for repeating election lies

March 2, 2021New York Times OpinionThose who seek to impede others from voting, in some cases to strip them of the right, often say that they are doing so to ensure the sanctity, integrity or purity of the vote.”

March 2, 2021 – Right-wing commentator Josh Bernstein says Trump didn’t go far enough and “I want to make it harder to vote in America”

March 2, 2021 – Republicans say the quiet part out loud again

March 4, 2021 – Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren issues a report on all the social media lies about the election told by Members of Congress leading to the insurrection.

March 11, 2021 – Half of all registered Republicans agree with the lies about the election and with the PA Congressional Delegation voting to overturn the election for Trump on the day of the riot.

March 12, 2021 – Trump’s Secretary of Defense blames Trump for inciting the riot – rioters who gathered there thanks to the Big Lie repeated by PA Republicans

March 16, 2021 One of out TEN people arrested at the attack on the Capitol are Pennsylvanians – the impact of the GOP’s lies

March 17, 2021 – The most radical anti-American, anti-Democracy Republicans aren’t in Washington, they’re in state houses like Harrisburg’s

March 22, 2021 – Lancaster Newspapers call out the Republican attack on democracy and say it’s time to make it easier, not harder, to vote

March 22, 2021 – Donald Trump’s lawyer admits she was lying about election fraud

March 24, 2021 – The Republican Majority Leader of the Idaho House of Representatives says the quiet part out loud again “Voting shouldn’t be easy”

March 25, 2021 – Georgia fires the first shot in the post-Trump attack on democracy The new law imposes new voter identification requirements for absentee ballots, empowers state officials to take over local elections boards, limits the use of ballot drop boxes and makes it a crime to approach voters in line to give them food and water.

March 26, 2021 – Anti-democracy laws being pushed by Republicans nationwide are being bankrolled by the Heritage Foundation and ALEC

April 6, 2021 – How QAnon is a product of Republican lies about the election

April 7, 2021 – Kris Kobach, former Trump “voter fraud” expert and current fraudster scamming local governments of our taxpayer dollars by pushing unconstitutional voting laws he then charges to defend, is wined and dined by the PA GOP and consults on their voter-suppression laws.

April 13, 2021 – Republicans wasted millions of taxpayer dollars on legal challenges to the election – with zero proof of any actual problems with the election – and forced the state to spend even more taxpayer dollars to defend against the GOP.

April 16, 2021 – Republicans wrap up their tax-dollar-wasting 10-hearing-long kangaroo court by deciding it’s time to bring back unconstitutional Voter ID laws.

April 17, 2021 – GOP State Government Committee Chairman Seth Grove lies ““I personally never doubted Joe Biden or the outcome of the election,” Grove said.

April 21, 2021 – GOP State Government Committee Chairman Seth Grove lies about voter fraud, lies about his lies leading to Jan. 6, lies about Voter ID . (then he tried to walk back the one thing he did tell the truth about – that the only voter fraud was a few Republicans trying to vote twice for Trump.)

April 23, 2021 – The GOP’s lies could lead to another attempt to overthrow the government , says federal law enforcement.

April 28, 2021 – Capitol Insurrection Attendee Doug Mastriano is all-in on appearing at a QAnon conference to spread more election lies

May 1, 2021 – Capitol Insurrection Attendee Doug Mastriano wants you to hang out with Rudy Giuliani

May 2, 2021 – the Washington Post goes national with a story about Harrisburg’s WITF refusing to let the elected Republicans who lied about the election get away with it.

May 2, 2021 – GOP State Government Committee Chairman Seth Grove lays out the Republican plan to make it harder for you to vote in the name of “election integrity”

May 3, 2021 38 Pennsylvanians have been arrested so far thanks to the right-wing extremists in the PA House and Senate who lied about the election and inspired an attack on the Capitol

May 3, 2021 – Republicans on the PA State Government Committee launch another attack on constitutional checks and balances by demanding to let the GOP majority write all ballot questions in the future

May 3, 2021 – The people agree it’s time to stop foreign interference in elections, take “dark money” out of campaigns and make it easier to vote – until Republicans lie about it all.

May 4, 2021 – A Pennsylvanian is convicted of in-person voter fraud! It’s a Republican who impersonated his dead mother to vote for Trump and admits “I listened to too much propaganda and made a stupid mistake.” The system works.

May 7, 2021 – The only unforgivable sin in Republican politics? Not standing with Trump’s lies about the election.

May 7, 2021 – Republicans demand Voter ID and making it harder to vote before they’ll consider helping county election boards.  

May 10, 2021 – Just what was Senator Doug Mastriano doing at the Capitol invasion?

May 12, 2021 – New footage is released of Trump supporters – inspired by the lies of elected PA Republicans – savagely beating police officers during the attack on the Capitol

May 14, 2021 – A man accused of murdering his wife also used her name to vote for Trump “Because the other guys are cheating.”

May 15, 2021 – Elected Republicans lying about the election are hurting…Republicans

May 21, 2021 – Stories about the Arizona “audit” reveal Sens. Mastriano and Judy Ward demanded an audit of Fulton County PA’s election by the same groups botching the Arizona audit

May 25, 2021 – GOP Rep. Dan Moul wants to end drop boxes and curtail vote-by-mail


Co-Sponsorship: MOUL - Mail in Ballot Package


May 25, 2021 11:27 AM


All House Members


Representative Dan Moul


Mail in Ballot Package

I will soon be introducing a package of bills that will secure and improve the elections process in Pennsylvania. There is no question that the administration of the 2020 General Election has left many Pennsylvanians distrustful due to a lack of transparency, security, and reasonable safeguards against any fraud. It is our duty as the General Assembly to restore confidence in this process.
The bills being introduced would enhance and clarify safeguards already in place under the bipartisan Act 77 reforms; importantly, however, these changes would prevent any administrative or judicial undermining of those safeguards similar to what was experienced this year.

  • Bill A (Scannable Ballot Verification) will require the creation and use of a secure ballot verification system, ensuring that each ballot counted is legitimate and has not previously been counted. With a unique, scannable bar codes that cannot be used to identify voters, Pennsylvanians will be reassured that only legitimate ballots are counted.

Description: I will soon be introducing a package of bills that will secure and improve the elections process in Pennsylvania. There is no question that the administration of the 2020 General Election has left many Pennsylvanians distrustful due to a lack of transparency, security, and reasonable safeguards against any fraud. It is our duty as the General Assembly to restore confidence in this process.
The bills being introduced would enhance and clarify safeguards already in place under the bipartisan Act 77 reforms; importantly, however, these changes would prevent any administrative or judicial undermining of those safeguards similar to what was experienced this year.  

  • Bill B (Ballot Return Methods) will clarify the only legal ways for a voter to utilize the vote by mail system. This bill will remove any alleged ambiguities in the current provision to clearly stipulate that a mail in ballot must be returned by the voter, either through the United States Postal Service, or in person to an official or employee of the county elections board at a permanent elections office.

This bill will ensure that all mail-in ballots are returned as intended under Act 77. A voter returning their ballot in person must sign the Declaration of the Voter in the presence of the county board of elections employee or official in order to ensure compliance with the law. This clarification will provide valuable reassurance to all voters that each mail-in ballot is securely and legally returned prior to being counted.

Description: I will soon be introducing a package of bills that will secure and improve the elections process in Pennsylvania. There is no question that the administration of the 2020 General Election has left many Pennsylvanians distrustful due to a lack of transparency, security, and reasonable safeguards against any fraud. It is our duty as the General Assembly to restore confidence in this process.
The bills being introduced would enhance and clarify safeguards already in place under the bipartisan Act 77 reforms; importantly, however, these changes would prevent any administrative or judicial undermining of those safeguards similar to what was experienced this year.

  • Bill C (8 pm Election Day Deadline) will ensure that the clear and explicit deadline already provided by the Pennsylvania Election Code for the receipt of mail-in or absentee ballots can never again be waived off by administrative or judicial fiat. This bill will clarify that, notwithstanding any emergency order, public health crisis, or other unexpected event, all mail-in or absentee ballots must be received by 8 pm on Election Day. This simple bill will improve the confidence all Pennsylvanians may have in the integrity of our elections system.

Description: I will soon be introducing a package of bills that will secure and improve the elections process in Pennsylvania. There is no question that the administration of the 2020 General Election has left many Pennsylvanians distrustful due to a lack of transparency, security, and reasonable safeguards against any fraud. It is our duty as the General Assembly to restore confidence in this process.
The bills being introduced would enhance and clarify safeguards already in place under the bipartisan Act 77 reforms; importantly, however, these changes would prevent any administrative or judicial undermining of those safeguards similar to what was experienced this year.

  • Bill D (Signatures on ballots) will clarify the review and verification process for signatures on mail-in and absentee ballots, to ensure that they will serve the intended role as safeguards on the legitimacy of each ballot. This will provide a critical layer of security so that county elections officials may reasonably have confidence that each vote counted was cast by the voter him


May 25, 2021 – More and more evidence comes out that Sen. Doug Mastriano did a lot more than just charter buses to the Capitol attack, and that he was part of groups that actually invaded the building

May 30, 2021 – How Republicans are using Pennsylvania to steal the 2024 Presidential Election

June 1, 2021 – County Commissioners make an impassioned plea to the legislature for help with pre-canvassing and vote counting . Republicans respond with this

June 7, 2021 – Senate Republicans call for an Arizona-style “Fraudit” that loses the chain of custody and makes voting machines unusable .

June 10, 2021 – the Republicans release their election bill , including Voter ID, signature verification and a lot of bad things for voters

June 11, 2021 – House Democrats hit back against the House GOP attack on elections

June 13, 2021 – The Philadelphia Tribune says the GOP bill in its current partisan form must be changed

June 15, 2021 – Election workers are being terrorized by death threats thanks to the Big Lie repeated by elected Republicans

June 16, 2021 – Sen. Mastriano’s repeating of Rep. Ryan & Diamond’s lies about “more votes than voters” – eventually repeated by Trump himself -- ends up as part of the FBI’s investigation of Jan. 6th

June 16, 2021 – Trump wanted every vote thrown out and a new election called in PA  

June 16, 2021 – The House Republican “farce” – the Voter Restriction Act – moves out of committee

June 16, 2021 – The House Republican Voter Restriction Act makes national news

June 18, 2021 – Who does the GOP want to run a Fraudit in PA? These guys

June 18, 2021 – “Stop the Steal” fraudsters are now threatening the very GOP Senators they want to call a Fraudit here.  

June 18, 2021 – Chairman Seth Grove decides to crash the governor’s presser on elections, pout a lot and then hate-tweet.

June 18, 2021 – “Fringe Conspiracy Theories” behind the GOP’s Voter Restriction Act

June 21, 2021 – The PA Senate GOP wants to bring the Arizona Fraudit to Pennsylvania

June 22, 2021 – The PA House GOP’s Voter Restriction Act passes the House – three Republicans vote against the bill . The Speaker and Majority Leader do not allow any Democrats to remind the people of all the Republicans who signed letters and repeated lies to demand the 2020 election be overturned.

June 24, 2021 – State Republicans seize power over elections

June 28, 2021 – A woman who rode to Washington on one of Doug Mastriano’s buses and who attends virtually every Harrisburg Trump rally is arrested for her role in an assault on January 6th

June 28, 2021 – The GOP Auditor General says he will use the money the House & Senate Republicans put in the budget for an election audit for general operations. Democrats call on Gov. Wolf to take this money out of the budget. The auditor general has no authority over elections and the Republican election law doesn’t fund the audit board it created.

July 1, 2021 – Republicans trying to overturn the election lose , but leave taxpayers with huge legal bills

July 2, 2021 – How pro-Trump websites keep pushing election lies

July 2, 2021 – Americans want to protect and expand voter access , not make it harder to vote because of fairy tales of voter fraud

July 2, 2021 – The Arizona Fraudit is coming here if Doug Mastriano has anything to say about it

July 2, 2021 – The Republican lawmakers who signed a letter demanding Pennsylvanians’ votes be thrown away to install Trump have the audacity to use the phrase “Election Integrity”

July 5, 2021 – The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Republicans abandoning democracy to push the Trump agenda and make it harder to vote.

July 6, 2021 – Why the GOP weaponizing the constitution to attack the vote (among other things) is a mistake

July 6, 2021 – the Philadelphia Inquirer runs down all the ways the GOP’s Voter ID bill is bad for democracy.

July 7, 2021 – Six months after Doug Mastriano helps make the January 6th Capitol attack happen by bringing busloads of people to Washington, including at least one person who is arrested for assault , he uses the show committee he chairs to demand Tioga, York and Philadelphia counties send him all of their election machines and voter records to start an Arizona Fraudit in PA.

Philadelphia Inquirer coverage

Pennsylvania Capital-Star coverage , including Mastriano’s letter to counties  

Associated Press coverage

NPR coverage

July 13, 2021 – the Capitol rioter who demanded Nancy Pelosi be brought out to be hanged has a photo with Rep. Frank Ryan at a “Stop the Steal” rally in Harrisburg

July 13, 2021 – Seth Grove and Kerry Benninghoff start and claim to want to make this an open and transparent process . They also say the maps they used last time were just fine despite being gerrymandered so horribly the courts vacated them.

July 13, 2021 – Newspapers statewide come out against Doug Mastriano’s Fraudit

State legislator living in alternate universe – Times News Online (


Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Philadelphia Inquirer  

July 15, 2021 – Doug Mastriano’s demands for counties to turn over their election machines and all voter records doesn’t go over well.

All three GOP commissioners in Tioga County say “No”

York County asks if what he wants is even legal.

July 16, 2021 – The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette blasts Mastriano for turning us into PArizona

July 17, 2021 – Republican voter fraud lies proven to be lies in Arizona

July 18, 2021 – Republicans on the campaign trail begin to embrace the Fraudit, while House and Senate leaders remain silent

July 18, 2021 – Republicans are trying to rewrite history to make the insurrectionists heroes

July 19, 2021 – Republican leaders are silent about the Fraudit, because they’re afraid of the Trumpers and their own right-wing members

July 20, 2021 – The Fraudit isn’t about overturning the 2020 election – it’s about cheating in 2024 so no Democrat can win.

July 20, 2021 – A history of Republican lies about the 2020 election

July 20, 2021 – The USA Today Network comes out against the Fraudit “All counties, in our view, should unite to reject Mastriano’s costly, corrosive stunt, as should his GOP colleagues.”

July 26, 2021 – The Philadelphia Inquirer on the unhinged fantasies of voter fraud that fuel lawmakers like Frank Ryan and Russ Diamond – and how some Republicans go too far even for those two.

July 27, 2021 – Actual experts on audits, elections and data call out the Arizona “clown show” Republicans want to bring here

July 27, 2021 – Twitter suspends all the accounts related to the Arizona Fraudit for spreading election lies

July 29, 2021 – Trump/Mastriano supporters are going door-to-door demanding to know who people voted for.

July 29, 2021 – One Republican Senate finally speaks out on the Fraudit and says NO.

July 30, 2021 – When it comes to the Trump/Mastriano “Fraudit” the people overwhelmingly say NO.

July 30, 2021 Philadelphia says NO to the Fraudit.

July 30, 2021Donald Trump asked for the election to be declared “corrupt” and “just leave the rest to me and GOP congressmen” – featuring lies told by Mastriano and U.S. Rep. Perry .

July 30, 2021 – Republican extremists trying to overturn the election are really just stealing from people.

July 31, 2021 – the Arizona Fraudit Mastriano wants to do here was “botched” and a total disaster, says Republicans.

August 3, 2021 – It’s revealed just how far Trump wanted the Department of Justice to go in overturning the election in Georgia.

August 3, 2021 – Doug Mastriano will issue subpoenas for a Fraudit in PA , forcing counties to turn over private voter data and voting machines.

August 4, 2021 -- Republicans can restore people's faith in our safe, secure elections -- by stopping the lies and conspiracy theories.

August 9, 2021 – GOP House Appropriations Committee Chair Stan Saylor knew about the call to overturn the election and did nothing to stop it.

August 10, 2021 – Tioga County tells Mastriano it’s time to stop the madness.

August 10, 2021 – Fulton County commissioners asked all GOP reps and senators to help overturn the election and install Trump.

August 11, 2021 – Republican senators introduce a bill to put all elections totally under Republican contro l.

August 11, 2021 – Republican leaders still won’t speak out about the extremists calling for a Fraudit.

August 12, 2021 – GOP Congressman Scott Perry did a lot more than repeat the lies about the election.

August 15, 2021 – Local governments lied to by their elected state and federal lawmakers are passing useless so-called “election integrity” ordinances.

August 15, 2021 – Mike Pence’s homeland security advisor and the head of Republicans for Voting Rights says the Fraudit must be stopped

August 17, 2021 – After months of lies from elected Republicans fueling attacks against election workers , many of those workers are thinking about quitting.

August 18, 2021 – Why were so many Jan 6th rioters from Pennsylvania? The lies of elected Republican s mattered.

August 18, 2021 – Who’s bankrolling the GOP effort to undo democracy ? The usual suspects.

August 19, 2021 – Doug Mastriano says the Fraudit is all but dead and is blaming his leadership. Coverage from the Inquirer and AP

August 20, 2021 – The Senate Republican Caucus is eating itself alive over who wants to overturn the election the most – Mastriano’s staff is reassigned, Dush is tapped and a right-wing news network paid for the Arizona Fraudit trip.

August 22, 2021 – Fulton County doesn’t want the voting machines they handed over to unsecured third-party activists to be decertified , despite the risk to future elections.

August 23, 2021 – New Fraudit cheerleader Cris Dush says he’s all-in on undoing the 2020 election.

August 24, 2021 – Seth Grove and the State Government Committee begin a set of hearing on redistricting – but only in rural counties and nowhere near the counties actually gaining population.

August 25, 2021 – Doug Mastriano is very upset with Jake Corman over losing his Fraudit and his staff.

August 25, 2021 – AP on why the Arizona fraudit is such a disaster and not something to be copied in Pennsylvania.

August 26, 2021 – Corman vs. Mastriano leads to more embarrassment.

August 26, 2021 – the very latest on the Fraudit

August 26, 2021 – How GOP Senate President Pro Tem Jake Corman abandoned his principles, abandoned democracy and started bowing to Trump.

August 27 2021 – the Pittsburgh Post Gazette – who endorsed Trump – says it’s time to stop the Fraudit insanity.

August 27, 2021 – Cris Dush, the latest Ringleader of the Fraudit Clown Show, admits it’s going to waste tax dollars and it’s all about currying favor with Trump.

August 28 2021 –The Associated Press on how Republicans are going to let the extremists run the show and deliver a Fraudit.

August 28, 2021 – Republicans looking to overturn the election have handed over voting machines to unqualified third parties – and now those voting machines are security risks.

September 1, 2021 – 14 Republicans file a lawsuit to declare Vote-By-Mail unconstitutional. 11 of the 14 (2 of them weren’t elected yet) voted for the bill when it passed the legislature.

September 8, 2021 –Republicans want Signature Matching on mail-in ballots. No matter if it’s done by a live person or AI, it’s a big problem.

September 9, 2021 –Cris Dush and the Senate Intergovernmental Affairs Committee starts their own version of the Arizona Fraudit and it definitely does not go well.
Coverage from:
Penn Capital-Star
USA Today Network
PA Spotlight
Associated Press
Philadelphia Inquirer
, plus the disclaimer the Inquirer will post with every article:

September 13, 2021 –Lawyers who helped spread the big lie and filed frivolous lawsuits trying to undermine and overturn the 2020 election are getting punished. Hard.

September 13, 2021 –The same law firm that tried to overturn the 2020 election is now trying to force kids to take off their masks in school.

September 13, 2021 –The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is blasting the 14 hypocritical Republicans who want to undo mail-in voting just because Trump lost.

September 13, 2021 –Another call for the GOP to abandon the Fraudit and to actually stand up for American Democracy for a change.

September 14, 2021 –More than half of Americans believe democracy itself is under attack and Republicans will try to overturn an election they don’t win.

September 15, 2021 –How Trump’s Big Lie is changing politics for the worse.

September 15, 2021 –Senate Republicans vote to subpoena the personal information of seven million Pennsylvanians with the goal of handing it all over to politically motivated third-parties to “investigate” people’s voting records. Experts agree this is a massive risk of people’s data and all for an election long since completed, audited and certified.
Philadelphia Inquirer
Washington Post
City & State
CNHI/Daily Item
The New York Times
Sunbury Daily Item Op-Ed on the hypocrisy
Spotlight PA
Penn Capital-Star
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

September 15, 2021 –How the GOP Fraudit puts your personal information at risk – the Washington Post consults cybersecurity experts.

September 17, 2021 –The Johnstown Tribune Democrat “Keep private information out of partisan election reviews”

September 18, 2021 –The Reading Eagle says lawmakers shouldn’t be snooping on voters.

September 19, 2021 –The Pittsburgh Tribune Review says the GOP “betrays bedrock values”.

September 20, 2021"Would you entrust personal information to a serial liar? No? Then you should be livid with state Republican lawmakers" The York Dispatch pulls zero punches.

September 21, 2021 –Rep. Peter Schweyer blasts the GOP for putting people’s Social Security Numbers at risk.

September 21, 2021 –Those lies Trump told about the election that were – and still are – repeated by GOP lawmakers? Trump knew they were lies.

September 22, 2021 –Senate Republican Leader Kim Ward when asked about the safety of your personal information taken by the GOP “It’s scary, I don’t know what’s going to happen with those things”.

September 22, 2021 –The Philadelphia Inquirer does a comprehensive outline of how crazy the Republican “audit” is.

September 22, 2021 –The endless GOP attacks on elections and election workers – from lawmakers and from crazy people inspired by lawmakers’ lies – is making it harder to run elections.

September 23, 2021 –The Philadelphia Inquirer on how the Republicans will burn down Democracy to make Trump happy.

September 23, 2021 –Who’s backing the GOP lawmakers attacking Democracy? Capital-Star follows the money.

September 23, 2021 –The Republican attack on free, fair and open election is a true Constitutional Crisis.

September 24, 2021 –The Arizona Fraudit is done. There was no voter fraud and Trump lost more bigly than anyone first thought.
Washington Post
New York Times
MSNBC “Enough with the stupid”
ABC News

September 25, 2021 –The Fraudit is over and the results are the same results from back in November 2020. Now what happens in Pennsylvania?

September 25, 2021Lehigh Valley residents come out strong against the GOP’s Fraudit.

September 26, 2021 –A Pennsylvanian has a message for the GOP Senators looking to put everyone’s Social Security Number on the internet: Hey, Senator? You first.

September 27, 2021 –What’s the next step for the PA Fraudit?

September 27, 2021 –Was 2020 just a dress rehearsal for the GOP to overturn every future election they lose?

September 27, 2021 –Republicans – already going door-to-door with “Voter Integrity Squads” -- look to enshrine voter intimidation in the Constitution.

September 28, 2021 –Mastriano vs. Corman in who wants to overturn 2020 the most is a fight we all lose.

September 28, 2021“Pennsylvania’s GOP Election ‘Fraudit’: It’s all about voter intimidation”.

September 28, 2021 –Why PA Republicans won’t let Trump’s “stolen election” lies die.

September 29, 2021Republican Election Lies are tearing our Commonwealth apart.

September 29, 2021 –Cris Dush says you need to give him your Social Security Number or else, and stop asking him to prove there was fraud.

October 2, 2021 –The Wolf administration ignores the Senate GOP’s demand for Social Security & Driver’s License numbers and a law professor says the GOP’s ask violates the constitution.

October 3, 2021 –The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette comes out against the GOP’s plan to seize personal information, saying if we don’t stop the Republicans voters “should probably kiss their identities goodbye and get ready to start the hassle of disputing unauthorized credit card transactions and bank account withdrawals.”

October 4, 2021 –Senate Republicans are still looking for the third-party vendor they’ll give the people’s Social Security Numbers to with no oversight.

October 4, 2021 –The Republicans who’ve wasted countless tax dollars trying to overturn 2020 and hosting worthless “hearings” are now trying to say they’re not wasting tax dollars.

October 4, 2021 –“Republican-led state legislatures have been clambering over one another to pass new laws making it easier to reject their own voters’ will, and removing or neutralizing those officials who could stand in the way of a naked power grab.”

October 4, 2021 –As of today 425 bills in 49 states have been introduced to make it harder to vote.

October 5, 2021 –Two former state senators say the GOP are destroying democracy in the name of partisanship and cheating at elections

October 6, 2021 –Citizens are asking to stand with Democratic lawmakers and officials to oppose the GOP’s plan to expose personal data.

October 7, 2021 –More evidence Doug Mastriano and Congressman Scott Perry helped the Jan. 6th attack to overthrow the government and install Trump.

More from The New York Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, Associated Press, Penn Capital-Star.

October 8, 2021 –How Republicans are going to use endless audits to bring Democracy to a halt and shatter people’s faith in voting.

October 10, 2021 –January 6th was “just a dress rehearsal” for the GOP looking to undo Democracy, according to a former Trump official.

October 11, 2021 –Jake Corman says Biden won, but the GOP’s plan to seize your personal information and open you up to voter intimidation is still going to happen.

October 15, 2021 –Doug Mastriano, Stephanie Borowicz and Russ Diamond have all signed a letter demanding the 2020 election be decertified and overturned to install Donald Trump as dictator.

October 15, 2021 –How Doug Mastriano helped Trump try to overthrow the government.

October 16, 2021 –As of 10/16/21 425 bills have been introduced in 49 states to make it harder to vote.

October 17, 2021 –Citizens are “outraged, frustrated and scared” at the GOP’s plan to hand over Social Security Numbers to scammers.

October 19, 2021 –A Republican U.S. Congressman and a Republican PA State Senator lied -- and more -- to try and undo the election and overthrow the American government.

October 20, 2021 –The Republican bounty on “Voter Fraud” has been paid – a Republican who committed voter fraud in PA got caught.

October 20, 2021 –PA Senate Republicans refuse to allow the public to know just who might end up with the taxpayer-funded contract to run the GOP Fraudit – your Social Security Number could end up in the hands of Trump 2024 or other scammers.

October 22, 2021 –Citizens are speaking out demanding to stand against the Republican effort to put peoples’ identities at risk.

October 23, 2021 –How Republicans in states like PA cannot win, so they’re trying to end democracy itself.

October 24, 2021 –January 6th riot organizers met with Republican lawmakers over and over and over before the attack.

October 31, 2021 –Did the seeds of the Republican Fraudit start with an illegal PA Senate GOP investigation in Fulton County?

October 31, 2021 –Republicans must stop lying about elections not being secure.

November 1, 2021 –Republicans have created a “toxic environment” for election workers.

November 1, 2021 –Republicans want to make voter intimidation a thing at the polls, at your home, and where the votes are counted.

November 1, 2021 –67 percent of Democrats say voting is a fundamental right – only 32 percent of Republicans agree.

November 1, 2021 –State Government Chairman Seth Grove accuses York County of “ballot trafficking” by using drop boxes, insulting law enforcement in the process.

November 2, 2021 –Election workers are under attack thanks to the Republican lies about voter fraud and “stolen elections”.

November 7, 2021 –A year after Trump lost, Republicans can’t stop lying about elections.

November 8, 2021 –Republicans are back at it to waste tax dollars on “post election audits”.

November 12, 2021 –“How many elections are they going to steal before we kill these people?” The local state representative, a Republican, later called it a “fair question”.

November 15, 2021 –How Trump loyalists could be running Pennsylvania’s elections in 2024.

November 20, 2021 –Millions of dollars already wasted, and the GOP is wasting even more on a Fraudit.

November 20, 2021 –November 20, 2021 – Election workers are under fire thanks to Republicans spreading lies.

November 21, 2021 –What do we know about the Republican firm picked in a secret backroom deal to handle the PA Fraudit?

November 21, 2021 –The out-of-state company picked in a backroom deal to run the Fraudit? They don’t audit elections. They don’t do much of anything except donate to the GOP.

November 22, 2021 –How Republican-run state legislatures are setting themselves up to overturn any election the GOP loses.

November 22, 2021 –Pennsylvania could be on the hook for millions to replace voting machines the GOP Fraudit damages or destroys.

November 23, 2021 –While Republicans insist on trying to undo the right to vote, Democrats are working to create jobs and help us recover from the virus.

November 24, 2021 –The Sunbury Daily Item blasts the GOP’s tax-dollar-wasting fraudit.

November 25, 2021 –Republicans changing the constitution to seize more power is an undemocratic attack on our system.

November 25, 2021 –More than a year after the 2020 election there are still elected Republicans demanding to throw out the results and install Trump as Emperor.

November 30, 2021 –The York Dispatch blasts the Fraudit as “good money after bad idea”.

November 30, 2021 –Trump’s allies are looking to take over elections from the ground up to throw out votes before they’re even cast.

December 5, 2021 –More details about the PA Senate Republican Fraudit contract have been released – but not ALL the details the people deserve to know.

December 7, 2021 –Republican Senators are taking your money and giving your Social Security Number away – but you’re not allowed to see what happens next.

December 9, 2021 –“A waste of taxpayer money” – the York Daily Record blasts the GOP Fraudit.

December 9, 2021Republicans are cheating with their election maps. Again.

December 10, 2021 –Trump’s coup was on a PowerPoint.

December 11, 2021 –Elected Pennsylvania Republicans were in the room when Trump’s coup was being planned.

December 12, 2021 –The Republican coup to overturn the election and end democracy is still going on.

December 13, 2021 –The court case about the GOP Fraudit putting you at risk of Identity Theft has begun.

December 14, 2021 –Republicans admit on the PA House floor they don’t want money going to counties where “certain people” will vote.

December 15, 2021 –The Court hearing about the GOP Fraudit and the Republican ask to expose people to identity theft and voter intimidation has begun.

December 16, 2021There’s no evidence of voter fraud or rigged votes – Republicans still want to end Democracy.

December 16, 2021 –GOP Congressman Scott Perry was part of a top meeting with Trump officials to overthrow the election.

December 16, 2021 –Republicans are furious they aren’t allowed to cheat and gerrymander the electoral maps anymore – they try to take some of Leader McClinton’s comments at an event out of context and their members share it on social. The full speech tells the actual truth about Democrats working for fair maps.

December 17, 2021 –House Republicans, unable to get laws passed, try to shred the constitution yet again with amendments for Voter ID and endless taxpayer-funded audits.

December 18, 2021 –Fair Districts PA reminds the GOP the new “unfair” maps are still in favor of the GOP.

December 18, 2021 –The GOP Fraudit now wants to hand over voting machines to their handpicked, unqualified private company and risk the election security of every voting machine, everywhere.

December 19, 2021 –The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review blasts the GOP for wanting to cheat on drawing legislative maps and complaining about a map that still benefits Republicans.

December 20, 2021 –Republican leaders are going to the media saying they want “the will of the people through fair and honest elections.” – the same leaders who signed this letter demanding the will of the people be thrown out to install Trump as dictator.

December 20, 2021 –GOP Congressman Scott Perry – accused of being in the room as the coup was plotted – refuses to testify for the Jan. 6 panel.

December 22, 2021 –Esquire Magazine: “Scott Perry was a key player in the Trump-induced crisis following the 2020 contest”.

December 22, 2021 –State Republicans are attacking the nonpartisan head of the redistricting commission because he won’t let the GOP cheat.

December 22, 2021 –The relentless Republican attack on our elections and how they plan on replacing election officials with ones that will make sure Trump wins next time.

December 23, 2021 –“We can lose democracy just like anyone else can” – the Big Lie and the lessons of Jan. 6.

December 27, 2021 –Six members of congress – including Rep. Scott Perry – tried to overthrow the government and install Trump as dictator. They must go.

December 28, 2021 –Kentucky Republican Rand Paul repeats the PA House GOP idea that if Democrats vote it’s somehow cheating and stealing an election.

December 28, 2021 –The Philadelphia Inquirer blasts the Republicans for trying to cheat on drawing electoral maps again.

December 28, 2021 –The Jan. 6th Committee is ready to go public about those who tried to overthrow our government.

December 29, 2021 –a U.S. Navy Veteran calls for accountability for all those involved in the Jan. 6th coup attempt.

December 30, 2021 –It wasn’t all about Jan. 6th – Republicans everywhere are trying to do a “slow coup” and end democracy at every level.

December 30, 2021 –A U.S. Capitol Police Officer attacked by the mob on Jan. 6th cannot believe he still has to work with Republican lawmakers who believe Trump won and our democracy should be ended.

A graphic reminder of the injuries suffered by officers defending democracy from the rioters.


March 30, 2020 : On Fox & Friends, Trump says that federal relief bill “had levels of voting, that if you ever agreed to it you’d never have a Republican elected in this country again.”


June 2, 2020 – The COVID-19 delayed PA Primary Election is held and Vote-by-Mail is an option for citizens for the first time. The election goes smoothly. No Republicans object to the method or the results. No Republican claims voter fraud.

July 2020 – Republicans in the House advance their Judicial Gerrymandering bill

August, 2020 – Trump tells his supporters they should mobilize to “watch things” on Election Day in Philadelphia

August 24, 2020 – Scarnati and Corman and Cutler and Benninghoff sue to stop ballots from being counted if they arrive after 8PM on Election Day, even if they are postmarked on or before Election Day

September 2020 – Trump tells the right wing terror group Proud Boys to “stand back and standby”

September 8, 2020 – Cutler and Benninghoff and Scarnati and Corman at the Trump Campaign’s request sue to allow out-of-county poll watchers to intimidate voters in Philadelphia

September 25, 2020 – PA Voters Alliance and Reps. Borowicz, Nelson, Metcalfe, Keefer, Diamond, Dush, Gregory and Ryan sue Philadelphia, Delaware County and Centre County claiming they shouldn’t get federal money to help with elections because they’re too progressive

October 1, 2020 – Republicans announce a “Select Committee on Election Integrity” to be created by a House Resolution (to circumvent a governor’s veto) that would have full subpoena power to seize ballots or force election officials to testify. Public outcry leads Republicans to abandon this effort, and the House Session where it was to be considered is canceled when another Republican tests positive for COVID-19

October 10, 2020 – Cutler and Benninghoff and Scarnati and Corman at the Trump Campaign’s request sue to disallow ballot drop boxes

October 19, 2020 – Democrats, at the request of bipartisan County Commissioners, try to pass legislation letting county election boards to have more time to “precanvass” mailed ballots to prepare them for counting. Republicans refuse.

November 4th, 2020 – Election Day. Trump demands all vote counting stop by midnight so vote-by-mail ballots cannot be counted.

November 5, 2020 – Republicans claim observers are being denied access to vote counting locations. This is a lie.

November 6, 2020 – Jake Corman appears on Fox News and claims that Democratic officials worked to “tip the scales” to Biden, but admits he has no evidence.

Corman singled out Philadelphia County once again as a place where there is potential for "misdoing".

"If [Wolf] would have allowed everyone to watch it the way we normally are we would have more faith," he added.

Corman concluded by stating Democrats have done a "great disservice," claiming that such "shenanigans" will cause any Biden victory to be deemed illegitimate by half the electorate.

November 7, 2020 – Pennsylvania is called for Joe Biden. Republican pundits say they are “going to war in Philadelphia” and Lou Dobbs says “surround the city.” Two armed men intent on “straightening things out” arrested in Philadelphia – one of these men is arrested again in Washington on 1/6/21

November 9, 2020 – The first lawsuit is filed by Republicans demanding votes be thrown out and the Republican legislature instead appoint their own electors

November 9, 2020 – State Sen. Mike Regan assures a crowd of angry Trump supporters that party leaders and legislative Republicans have been in contact with the Trump campaign and are doing everything the Trump campaign wants.

Newly re-elected Pennsylvania state Sen. Mike Regan seemed to give the game away during a massive pro-Trump rally behind the Pennsylvania Capitol. There, the Republican told a largely maskless and very angry crowd that “I’ve been told, in no uncertain terms by the state party, by our leadership, that they are coordinating with the Trump campaign.”

Regan continued, saying that “so far, Pennsylvania has done everything the Trump campaign has asked them to do. So we are working hard to make sure that this is fair and free. Look, no one wants a president that is disregarded by 50 percent of the population. It is so important that we have every legal vote counted.”

November 17, 2020 PA Supreme Court rules against the Trump Campaign’s petition complaining they don’t get to stand as close to the vote counters as they want.

November 21, 2020 – the first lawsuit is thrown out. Republicans appeal.

November 21, 2020 – Republican Congressmen led by Mike Kelly demand the vote-by-mail law be ruled unconstitutional.

November 24, 2020 – the state’s vote is certified.

November 25, 2020 – Republicans in the state Senate hold a kangaroo court hearing where Rudy Giuliani accuses mass voter fraud. He offers no evidence. The organizer of the hearing, Sen. Doug Mastriano travels to the White House where he learns he has COVID-19

Mastriano’s closing statement:

November 27, 2020 – the first lawsuit appeal is denied. By a Trump-appointed judge

November 28, 2020 – Republicans sue in court to declare vote-by-mail in Pennsylvania unconstitutional. They lose because they waited over a year and let the primary go unchallenged.

November 30, 2020 – Trump asks Republican lawmakers to overturn the election for him. House and Senate Republicans say the law won’t let them. They don’t say no.

December 3, 2020 – Congressman Mike Kelly et. al. petition the US Supreme Court to declare Pennsylvania’s Vote by Mail law is unconstitutional.

December 3, 2020 – Jake Corman announces a bicameral investigation into the election: Today, we are being asked to address a different kind of emergency, one dealing with the lack of confidence in the election process. There are very legitimate and credible issues which need to be resolved after the 2020 election about the security of mail-in ballots and the process of counting votes.

Shortly after the 2020 General Election, the Senate Policy Committee held a hearing to look at policy steps we can take as a legislature next session. Some testimony received at that hearing concerned additional allegations of fraud that may not have previously been submitted to the Court. We have turned over that information, along with the full video of the hearing, to United States Attorney General Barr for his review and action, if appropriate. Additionally, we have sent a letter to AG Barr asking for him to review the allegations that mail-in votes were removed in Lancaster County as reported recently. We encourage any individuals who have information to contact law enforcement and their local District Attorney as well.

December 4, 2020 – House and Senate Republicans send a letter to congress demanding millions of Pennsylvania votes be thrown away.

“I am alarmed and incredibly concerned about the numerous process failures, mistakes and reports of misdeeds in the 2020 election,” Benninghoff stated in a release Friday. “Regardless of their political affiliation, we want people to feel confident in the election process. While we constitutionally cannot act as a Legislature to fix these problems at this time, there is action that can be taken to ensure the integrity of our election is upheld and the voice of Pennsylvanians is heard.”

December 4, 2020 – House amicus brief filed in the US Supreme Court case filed by Kelly: P. Michael Jones, Paul T. Schemel, Robert W. Kauffman, James A. Cox, Jr., Francis X. Ryan, Stephanie P. Borowicz, Barbara J. Gleim, Kathy L. Rapp, Russell H. Diamond, David M. Maloney, Sr., Dawn W. Keefer, Cris E. Dush, David H. Zimmerman, David H. Rowe, Kristin L. Phillips-Hill, Daryl D. Metcalfe, Daniel P. Moul, Eric R. Nelson, Valerie S. Gaydos, Judith F. Ward, Michael R. Regan, Donald Bud Cook, Douglas V. Mastriano, Brett R. Miller, Thomas R. Sankey III, Michael J. Puskaric, James P. Rigby, Matthew D. Dowling, Richard S. Irvin, David J. Arnold, Jr., Jerome P. Knowles, and Aaron J. Bernstine. (Almost identical to the Texas one which makes no sense as the underlying claims are different.)

December 7, 2020 -- Reps. Metcalfe, Diamond, Keefer, Sankey, Kauffman, Rapp, Borowicz, Mollick, Scavo, Dush & Ryan sue the electors and the state to throw out the state’s votes. They cite testimony by a truck driver who claimed a man named “Buffalo Bill” loaded his truck full of absentee ballots to take to Pennsylvania – a truck which also drove off itself per the driver’s testimony. Metcalfe claimed 200,000 ballots were on this truck. There was no evidence to support any claims.

December 8, 2020 – President Trump makes the following remarks at the Operation Warp Seed Vaccine Summit:

Now, let’s see whether or not somebody has the courage — whether it’s a legislator or legislatures, or whether it’s a justice of the Supreme Court or a number of justices of the Supreme Court. Let’s see if they have the courage to do what everybody in this country knows is right.

I received almost 75 million votes, the highest number of votes in the history of our country for a sitting President — 12 million more than the 63 million we received four years ago. President Obama received 3 million less in his second term, and he won easily. I received 12 million more, which, by the way, is a record. Twelve million more.

And they say that when the numbers came out — and the numbers came through machines. And all of those ballots were taken away and added. All you have to do is turn on your local television set and you’ll see what happened with thousands of ballots coming out from under tables — with all of the terrible things you saw. All you have to do is take a look.

And if somebody has the courage, I know who the next administration will be. 

December 8, 2020 – US Supreme Court denies Congressman Kelly’s request to throw out Vote-by-Mail.

December 8, 2020 – Republicans in PA join those in Texas asking the Supreme Court to throw out millions of Pennsylvanians votes.

Senate Amicus filed by Jake Corman, Kim Ward, Douglas V. Mastriano, Robert Mensch, Wayne Langerholc, Jr., David G. Argall, Scott E. Hutchinson, Scott F. Martin, Kristin Phillips-Hill, Michele Brooks, Camera Bartolotta, Judy Ward, Ryan P. Aument, Pat Stefano, Michael R. Regan, Dave Arnold, Mario Scavello, John DiSanto, Joe Pittman, Daniel Laughlin, Patrick M. Browne, Gene Yaw, John R. Gordner, Devlin Robinson:

House Amicus filed by Cutler and Benninghoff:

Second House Amicus filed by Rep. David H. Zimmerman Rep. Paul T. Schemel, Esq. Rep. Robert W. Kauffman Rep. Eric R. Nelson Rep. Francis X. Ryan, CPA Rep. Barbara J. Gleim Rep. Valerie S. Gaydos Rep. Brett R. Miller Rep. Kathy L. Rapp Rep. P. Michael Jones Rep. Dawn W. Keefer Rep. Russell H. Diamond Rep. James A. Cox, Jr., Esq. Rep. David H. Rowe Rep Stephanie P. Borowicz 1 Rep. Aaron J. Bernstine Rep. David M. Maloney, Sr. Rep. Timothy Hennessey, Esq. Rep. Jerome P. Knowles Rep. Seth M. Grove Rep. Rosemary M. Brown Rep. Donald Bud Cook Rep. Ryan J. Warner Rep. Joseph D. Hamm Rep. Michael J. Armanini Rep. Keith J. Greiner, CPA Rep. Brian Smith Rep. Tara C. Toohill, Esq. Rep. Carl W. Metzgar, Esq. Rep. Matthew D. Dowling 2 Rep. Richard S. Irvin Rep. James V. Gregory Rep. Ryan E. Mackenzie Rep. Aaron D. Kaufer, JD Rep. Jack B. Rader Rep. Jeff C. Wheeland Rep. Brad T. Roae Rep. James P. Rigby Rep. Jonathan D. Hershey Rep. Michael T. Peifer, CPA Rep. Martin T. Causer Rep. Clint D. Owlett Rep. Melinda S. Fee Rep. Zachary A. Mako Rep. Joseph Emrick Rep. Eric Davanzo Rep. David S. Hickernell Rep. Gary W. Day Rep. Jonathan A. Fritz Rep. Tina L. Pickett Rep. David Millard Rep. Sue C. Helm Rep. Timothy R. Bonner, Esq. Rep. Torren C. Ecker, Esq. Rep. Lynda J. Schegel Culver Rep. V. Milou Mackenzie Rep. Marci Mustello Rep. Parke H. Wentling Rep. Kate A. Klunk, Esq. Rep. Mike P. Reese Rep. Donna R. Oberlander Rep. Tracy Pennycuik, MPA Rep. Robert L. James Rep. Joshua D. Kail, Esq. Rep. Karen Boback Rep. Joseph P. Kerwin, Esq. Rep. Keith Gillespie Rep. Ann Flood Rep. Jeff Pyle Rep. Daniel P. Moul:

December 8, 2020 – Trump calls Bryan Cutler to ask for help overturning PA’s election results and tweets this

December 11, 2020 – The Supreme Court unanimously rejects hearing the case as “Texas has not demonstrated a judicially cognizable interest in the manner in which another State conducts its elections.”

December 12, 2020 – GOP Senator Doug Mastriano speaks at a Washington rally “Are we going to stand aside as these shenanigans go on in Philadelphia and elsewhere? And watch it ripped out of our hands? What are you going to do about it? It’s time to rise up, America. I know the fight Is hard…we have to stay the course and fight the fight for freedom…so many beautiful men and women have laid down their lives and we have to save this republic.”

(2:21 in)

December 14, 2020 – Pennsylvania casts its Electoral College votes. Biden wins.

December 15, 2020 – Donald Trump orders the U.S. Justice Department to file multiple briefs supporting this campaign’s lawsuits and floats a plan to replace senior DoJ officials with Trump loyalists to pressure Georgia and other states to throw out the election results. As Mr. Rosen and the deputy attorney general, Richard P. Donoghue, pushed back, they were unaware that Mr. Clark had been introduced to Mr. Trump by a Pennsylvania politician and had told the president that he agreed that fraud had affected the election results.”

December 16, 2020 – Rep. Frank Ryan – not an IT expert nor a data scientist -- lies to a U.S. Senate committee about election fraud

First line of his testimony: The mail in-ballots system for the general election of 2020 in Pennsylvania was so fraught with inconsistencies and irregularities that the reliability of the mail-in votes in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is impossible to rely upon.

The rest of the testimony is fraught with claims regarding overcounts and dead people voting.

December 21, 2020 – Trump asks the US Supreme Court to overturn a state Supreme Court decision on ballots. He fails. Republicans in PA use this to try and prevent a duly elected state senator from being seated.

December 24, 2020 – Trump invites the PA Senate Republicans to lunch at the White House. Most publicly and loudly decline, but no guest list is ever released (as is the custom in the Trump WH)

December 28, 2020 – Doug Mastriano invites people to join him to protest the Electoral College vote and advertises a bus trip from Chambersburg. The source of funding is never revealed, but Infowars host Alex Jones claims to pay for much of the rally, and the Koch Brothers are also linked.

December 28, 2020 Frank Ryan and multiple House Republicans issue a lie-filled report cherry-picking data and claiming 200,000 more people voted in PA than were registered . Trump retweets the claim and gets 172,000 retweets. The claim is immediately debunked as he is using data that has not been completed updated by the counties. Trump refers to the claim on January 6th encouraging violence at the Capitol

December 29, 2020 : AP debunks Frank Ryan’s claim:

CLAIM: There were 205,000 more votes than voters in the 2020 election in Pennsylvania.

AP’S ASSESSMENT: False. This analysis is based on incomplete data, according to the Pennsylvania Department of State.

THE FACTS: A misleading claim about election results from a group of Republican state lawmakers in Pennsylvania is circulating widely on social media a week before Congress meets  to reaffirm Joe Biden’s decisive presidential win .

December 29, 2020 : Frank Ryan contends in the Washington Post that he is “helping to repair a broken system.”

In Pennsylvania, Ryan was worrying about a different electoral defeat that had provoked a very different crisis of confidence. He didn’t trust the election results in his state and knew that many of his constituents didn’t either. In early December, the retired Marine joined dozens of state lawmakers who wrote to Pennsylvania’s congressional delegation asking them not to recognize its electors.

Ryan hasn’t embraced many of the conspiracy theories being circulated by fellow Republicans. Nor did he endorse President Trump’s false claim of a “landslide” win. Rather, Ryan carefully staked out what he considered to be a more nuanced position: Last-minute changes to the mail-in ballot process had made it impossible to know with full certainty who had won the election.

Jan 19, 2019 – PA Republicans, upset with court decisions, begin their attempt to take away the right of citizens to vote for all PA Supreme Court justices and instead try to gerrymander the court into regions. This involves changing the state’s constitution.

June 25, 2019 – Senate Bill 421 (Straight Party Voting Elimination) passes the Senate by a vote of 30-20 with only Senator Boscola voting yes for the Democrats. The bill is referred to the House State Government committee where it sits until October 22, 2019.

July 5, 2019 – Governor Wolf vetoes bill that tied money for counties for voting machines to the elimination of straight party voting.

October 28, 2019 Vote-by-mail is added to the bill in the State Government Committee by a Republican co-sponsor, Rep. Gabler, and passes by a vote of 17-8  Democrats attempt to delay vote-by-mail until 2021 – Republicans unanimously vote to defeat the attempt and make sure vote-by-mail would be in effect for 2020.

October 29, 2019 – Amended bill with vote-by-mail passes the House with only TWO Republicans opposing.

Passes the Senate the same day with unanimous Republican support.

October 31, 2019 – Act 77, which includes Vote by Mail, eliminated straight party voting and money for counties to buy voting machines is signed into law

PA House GOP proclaims it “historic election reform”, specifically: The mail-in voting will work similar to the current absentee ballot system but would allow any registered voter to vote by mail, increasing access for all voters. Further, all mailed and absentee ballots will go to centralized locations, not to individual precincts, strengthening security and timeliness, and helping provide clear and definitive election results as quickly as possible. All voters can request and submit their mail-in or absentee ballot up to 50 days before the election, which is the longest vote-by-mail period in the country.

January 4, 2018 : President Trump disbands his panel studying alleged voter fraud after meeting only twice.

Jason Kander, former Missouri secretary of state says “"President Trump created his sham voting commission to substantiate a lie he told about voter fraud in the 2016 election ," said Kander, president of the advocacy group Let America Vote. "When he couldn't come up with any fake evidence, and under relentless pressure, he had no choice but to disband his un-American commission."

December 8, 2018 – Senate Bill 421 to end straight-ticket party voting is introduced by Democratic Senator Lisa Boscola.

2018 – Now-Republican National Convention Chair Ronna Romney McDaniel supported the elimination of straight party voting in Michigan. The judge wrote that Ronna Romney McDaniel, the former chair of the Michigan Republican Party, supported the measure because she thought it "would help the Republican Party win elections."

Betsy DeVos wrote to the Michigan Senate Majority Leader thanking him for his “leadership and perseverance on the elimination of straight-ticket voting! While only time will bear out the importance of this for those running for office ‘down ticket,’ the implications are significant,” DeVos wrote in the Dec. 21 email.


January 23, 2017 : President Trump asserts that between 3 million and 5 million illegal votes caused him to lose the popular vote.

January 25, 2017: President Trump tweets:

I will be asking for a major investigation into VOTER FRAUD, including those registered to vote in two states, those who are illegal and....

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 25, 2017

even, those registered to vote who are dead (and many for a long time). Depending on results, we will strengthen up voting procedures!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 25, 2017

May 11, 2017 : President Trump signed an Executive Order establishing the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, chaired by Vice President Mike Pence and vice-chaired by Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach.

March 12, 2012 : “One of the most restrictive” Voter-ID law is signed by Governor Corbett after it passes on a party-line vote. Sources:

April 24, 2012 : Voter-ID implemented for the primary, but no voter turned away.  

June 25, 2012 : Then-Pennsylvania state House Majority Leader Mike Turzai (R) hailed the passage of Voter ID and suggested it would be a boon to the GOP presidential nominee, Mitt Romney. “Voter ID, which is going to allow Governor Romney to win the state of Pennsylvania: Done,” Turzai said while recounting his state party’s accomplishments.

August 15, 2012 : Commonwealth Court Judge Robert Simpson upholds the challenge to the Voter-ID law citing the lack of evidence that it violates voters’ rights.

September 18, 2012 : After appeal, the Supreme Court sends the case back to Commonwealth Court for Judge Simpson to rule on whether the law can be implemented in time for the November election.

October 2, 2012 : Judge Simpson orders election officials not to enforce the Voter ID requirements for the November election; however, the state has already sent out many reminders to voters that identification is necessary.

July 2013 : Robert Gleason, Chair of the PA Republican Party, says about just the discussion of a Voter ID law (as it wasn’t in effect): “Yeah, I think a little bit," Gleason said. "We probably had a better election. Think about this: We cut Obama by 5 percent, which was big. A lot of people lost sight of that. He beat McCain by 10 percent; he only beat Romney by 5 percent. And I think that probably photo ID helped a bit in that." Discussed fraud in Philadelphia.

January 17, 2014 : Voter ID law found unconstitutional.

May 2014 : Corbett Administration declines to appeal decision

November 28, 2016 : Trump campaign’s attempt to produce evidence of voter fraud: “In particular, I’d point to the 2014 Washington Post study that indicated more than 14 percent of non-citizens in both the 2008 and in 2010 elections indicated they were registered to vote. … I’d also point out some of the other examples that we raised during the campaign. Some numbers include the Pew Research study that said that approximately 24 million, or one out of every eight, voter registrations in the United States are no longer valid or significantly inaccurate. And in that same Pew Research study, the fact that 2.5 million people have registrations in more than one state. So all of these are studies and examples of where there have been issues of voter fraud and illegal immigrants voting.”

These claims are debunked by the Washington Post