Pennsylvania attorney general sues GOP to stop election subpoena
Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro sued on Thursday to block a Republican-backed subpoena to state election officials in what the GOP calls a “forensic investigation” of the 2020 presidential election.
Shapiro, a Democrat, asked the state’s Commonwealth Court to block the subpoena, arguing that it serves no legitimate legislative purpose and that it stems from former President Donald Trump ‘s efforts to allege widespread fraud foiled his reelection bid during last year’s general election.
On the one hand, a forensic audit would serve a useful purpose: Letting voters see exactly who needs to be removed from office. SCOTUS has spoken, and the 2020 election wouldn’t be overturned; but we’d see who did what, and figure out to keep it from happening again. Imagine arguing against a corporate financial audit… because the money has already been embezzled and laundered out of country. Sure, you might not ever get the money back, but you’d know who to fire and charge.
On the other hand, most of what government does serves no legitimate purpose. It could be nice to have a judicial precedent to cite to stop more of that crap.
Oh, and the very fact that Shapiro doesn’t want voters to know what happened clearly establishes him as someone who needs to be removed from office. As if sheer stupidity wasn’t sufficient cause.
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