Pennsylvania is one of the states where questions about the validity of the results of 2020 presidential race remain, in part because Governor Tom Wolf (D) has refused to allow a forensic audit of the vote. But since Wolf is not running for re-election, the door is open for a Republican to claim his seat.
According to a compilation of RealClearPolitics polls, former Congressman Lou Barletta, a strong border enforcement advocate, is the GOP frontrunner. He holds a three-point lead over state Senator Doug Mastriano, who has pushed for a forensic audit of 2020.
"Doug Mastriano definitely has been on top of this whole election integrity thing, and he's been trying to get to the bottom of what happened in the November 2020 election," comments Diane Gramley, president of the American Family Association (AFA) of Pennsylvania.
She thinks Mastriano has best chance of beating the likely Democrat nominee.
"We know that the Democratic candidate will be Josh Shapiro, our current attorney general. So if Senator Mastriano wins, he has a great ground game," Gramley notes. "I do believe strongly that Senator Mastriano … has the best chance to beat Josh Shapiro, who, of course, as attorney general threw up every roadblock possible to stop a forensic audit, which is what Senator Mastriano continues to work towards."
Gramley says people in Pennsylvania are fed up and want to get to the bottom of what happened in 2020, and they also want to ensure election integrity moving forward.