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Pennsylvania Republicans Voted Against Certifying Vote in County Trump Won by 22,000 (118 hits)

County officials in Pennsylvania on Monday voted 3-2 on party lines to certify the results of the 2020 election in Luzerne County—a county where President Donald Trump defeated President-elect Joe Biden by more than 20,000 votes. But in a partisan twist that may shed light on the Trump campaign’s larger legal strategy, the two members of the Luzerne County Board of Elections who voted against certification were Republicans, while the three who voted in favor were all Democrats, according to Politico’s Holly Otterbein.

After remotely hearing comments from citizens about the county’s election procedures for more than an hour, Democratic board members Jeanette Tait, Peter Ouellette and Audrey Serniak voted to certify the election results while Republicans Keith Gould and Joyce Dombroski-Gebhardt voted against.

Joined by Luzerne County councilmen Harry Haas and Stephen Urban, Dombroski-Gebhardt had previously said the county should not certify the results until officials are provided with “a full accounting of all votes, including write-in votes, provisional ballots and ‘spoiled’ ballots surrendered by voters who received a mail-in ballot and decided to vote in person instead,” local news outlet The Citizens’ Voice reported Sunday.

Dombroski-Gebhardt said last week that she did not plan to vote in favor of certification, citing to unsubstantiated irregularities at polling sites and questions about procedures used to conduct the election.

Under state law, however, Monday Nov. 23 was the deadline for certification of the election results for every Pennsylvania county.

Chairman of the Luzerne County Republican Party Justin Behrens spoke during the pre-certification meeting, where he, too, made unsubstantiated allegations about voting irregularities and urged board members not to certify the results.

“I have a couple concerns, and one is the biggest ones that if we vote to certify this election today, we’re setting precedents for the future, saying that it doesn’t matter if there are things that go on,” he said, according to FOX56. “I think there’s a lot of things that are pending out there and I think there’s a lot of things that have need to be addressed before we can certify this election in state of Pennsylvania, and also in our county. We need to get those answers first, before we go out and certified, so that I asked the board that if they would consider to not certify this election, so that we don’t disenfranchise the voters of Luzerne County.”

The GOP’s coordinated efforts not to certify the results in a county that Trump won by 22,000 votes was likely part of the Trump campaign’s larger legal strategy to prevent Pennsylvania from certifying election results statewide in hopes that the decision will ultimately be left to the courts instead of the voters.
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Tuesday, November 24th 2020 at 2:20PM
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Tuesday, November 24th 2020 at 4:46PM
Deacon Ron Gray
Maybe. The U.S. Supreme Court will decide.

Tuesday, November 24th 2020 at 5:59PM
Steve Williams
Until then the people from PA told TRUMP that he was FIRED and that is a FACT.

Now let see what it goes from here.

Tuesday, November 24th 2020 at 9:17PM
Deacon Ron Gray
I'm in no hurry. We've got pleny of time to stir up bad trouble.

Tuesday, November 24th 2020 at 9:53PM
Steve Williams
Yep!!! What do you have to lose Steve, that you have not lost already.

Tuesday, November 24th 2020 at 10:07PM
Deacon Ron Gray
I have nothing to lose. I'm willing to risk my life to spread the virus. I'm in the hospital now so maybe I'll luck out and catch it here.

Tuesday, November 24th 2020 at 11:06PM
Steve Williams
WHY would you want to spread this deadly Corona 19 virus?

Are you following ORDERS from some right wing group or something?


Wednesday, November 25th 2020 at 10:11AM
Deacon Ron Gray
I feel like striking back. It might just be talk Ron. But the reality is I hate to live my life in fear. After Thanksgiving I'll lose my big toe. That's what life gives us but having Biden is a worse fate.

Wednesday, November 25th 2020 at 12:08PM
Steve Williams
Do you have Diabetes Steve?

Wednesday, November 25th 2020 at 11:47PM
Deacon Ron Gray
Yes. I didn't even realize I'd hurt my toe and I still don't know what I did or when.

Thursday, November 26th 2020 at 8:33AM
Steve Williams
Here's some quick info

Type 1 diabetes (T1D), previously known as juvenile diabetes, is a form of diabetes in which very little or no insulin is produced by the pancreas. Insulin is a hormone required for the body to use blood sugar. Before treatment this results in high blood sugar levels in the body. The classic symptoms are frequent urination, increased thirst, increased hunger, and weight loss. Additional symptoms may include blurry vision, tiredness, and poor wound healing. Symptoms typically develop over a short period of time, often a matter of weeks.

What happens in your body
When you have type 2 diabetes, your body has trouble using or making enough insulin. Insulin is a hormone that helps the sugar from your food enter your cells. It’s something everyone needs and, for most people, the body naturally makes enough. But if you have type 2 diabetes, your body might not use the insulin you make efficiently. Sugar (or glucose) cannot enter the cells to be used for energy. Instead, it builds up in your bloodstream, causing high blood sugar.

Steve, I prayed to God for you to understand and to ease your Medical condition, this morning.

Thursday, November 26th 2020 at 9:58AM
Deacon Ron Gray
Thank-you Ron, I appreciate that. I just had my first consultation with an Endocrinologist.

Thursday, November 26th 2020 at 10:14AM
Steve Williams
You are more then welcome Steve, in times like these. We all need encouragement to bring out the best in us, in times like these.

Thursday, November 26th 2020 at 10:37AM
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