On Wednesday, a Pennsylvania delegation was escorted into the Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Arizona for an on-the-scene tour of the audit facility.
The team from PA, consisted of State Senator Doug Mastriano, State Senator Cris Dush, and State Rep. Rob Kauffman and their staff. The group received a briefing from Arizona legislators in the morning. They then took a tour of the entire audit facility, as we reported earlier today.
TGP’S Jordan Conradson spoke to Pennsylvania State Senator Doug Mastriano to hear what he thinks of the historic Arizona full forensic audit.
Jordan Conradson: Can you give me a quick step-by-step of what you and other legislators from Pennsylvania did today?
Senator Doug Mastriano: Myself, Sen. Cris Dush, and Rep. Rob Kauffman met with our counterparts in The House and Senate today. They gave us the legislative perspective on this audit: why they’re doing it and how they got here. Then after that, we got a tour of the audit and they went through the process of how they protect people’s privacy, how they ensure chain of custody and how this is a free and transparent process. I gotta tell you: I’m Impressed. This is a model for any audit in any nation or the world.
Conradson: Tell me more, what do you think about the process?
Mastriano: My impression of this right here is, this is the way you do it. They’re looking at the type of paper that’s being used, they’re looking at whether circles were filled in by a machine or by hand. This is the level of technology that we should have. The takeaway for Pennsylvania and the rest of the nation is that our elections need to be secure. People should be able to walk into the ballot box thinking “my vote counted, my voice was heard”. If we got nothing to hide, Let’s do this.