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Republican legislators in Pennsylvania said an extensive analysis of election day data has exposed “troubling” discrepancies.

State Rep. Frank Ryan said 17 lawmakers sponsored and participated in the analysis.

According to WJAC, Ryan said the discrepancies between the number of total votes counted and total number of voters who voted is making lawmakers question how results could’ve been certified by Gov. Tom Wolf and Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar.

There were 6,962,607 total ballots cast, but the state’s records indicated only 6,760,230 voters actually voted.

Ryan said the difference adds up to a discrepancy of 170,830 votes — more than twice the gap between President Donald J. Trump and Joe Biden.

The legislators released a joint statement:

“We were already concerned with the actions of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, the Executive branch, and election officials in certain counties contravening and undermining the Pennsylvania Election Code by eliminating signature verification, postmarks, and due dates while allowing the proliferation of drop boxes with questionable security measures and the unauthorized curing of ballots, as well as the questionable treatment of poll watchers, all of which created wholesale opportunities for irregularities in the 2020 presidential election.”

“However, we are now seeing discrepancies on the retail level which raise even more troubling questions regarding irregularities in the election returns. These findings call into question the accuracy of the SURE system, consistency in the application of the Pennsylvania Election Code from county to county, and the competency of those charged with oversight of elections in our Commonwealth.

“These numbers just don’t add up, and the alleged certification of Pennsylvania’s presidential election results was absolutely premature, unconfirmed, and in error.”

Author: Jacob Hall