State of Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania 2020 Election Investigation (AG)

Pennsylvania v. Dush

Petition filed by Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro (D) filed a lawsuit on behalf of Pennsylvania, its Department of State and Acting Secretary of the Commonwealth Veronica Degraffenreid against Republican state senators who recently voted to issue an expansive subpoena request issued as part of an investigation of the 2020 presidential election. The subpoena is issued to the acting secretary of the commonwealth and demands election materials that provide the “names, dates of birth, driver’s license numbers, portions of social security numbers and addresses of all registered voters in the Commonwealth,” as well as governmental agency materials related to past election audits. The suit argues that the subpoena violates multiple provisions of the Pennsylvania Constitution because it interferes with the right to vote and “free and equal” elections, infringes on Pennsylvanians’ right to privacy regarding their personal information, was issued without a legitimate legislative purpose, was done outside the purview of the state Senate committee’s authority and is overbroad. The petitioners ask that the court block the subpoena from being enforced. Pennsylvania voters, Common Cause PA, the League of Women Voters of PA and Make the Road PA filed a motion to intervene in the case, seeking to block the enforcement of the subpoenas alongside the Attorney General.

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