Republican State Senator Accuses Secretary of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania of Failing to Ensure an Orderly Election
Doug Mastriano, chairman of the Senate Intergovernmental Operations Committee, wrote a lengthy letter to , saying that the people in Pennsylvania “no longer feel secure in casting their vote.”
Boockvar was accused of not being able to ensure an orderly presidential election in the state.
“The nucleus of any free society is confidence that each citizen's vote will count,” Mastriano said. “Nothing is more crucial to Americans than confidence that our voices will be heard through voting.”
Mastriano also accused Boockvar of “fail[ing] to deploy even the minimum safeguards.”
Fox News then reported that Mastriano wrote that he directed NATO's Joint Intelligence Center in Afghanistan, which included providing “oversight and security to Afghan elections – a country that had never witnessed an honest election.”
The NATO system helped ensure a safe and fair election, said Mastriano.
“I wish I could say the same of elections in Pennsylvania during your time as the Secretary of the Commonwealth,” he wrote. According to him, he and many Pennsylvania voters have “lost confidence” in Boockvar’s leadership.
Boockvar also said on Thursday that the presidential race was “very close in Pennsylvania.”
“There is no question that means it is going to take longer to actually see the winner,” said Boockvar. “Several hundred thousand ballots remain to be counted.”
According to Fox News, Trump’s campaign has sued Boockvar and boards of elections in each of the state's 67 counties. They are accusing Democrats of “scheming” to “disenfranchise and dilute” Republican votes.