Democrats on the Senate committee raised concerns about providing addresses, driver’s license information and partial Social Security numbers to Republicans on the committee as well as to whatever vendors are selected to run the so-called audit.
Dush said he and his legal team will be selecting the vendors to run the endeavor, but they have not yet made a final decision.
Dush could not guarantee that the vendors he selects will not have relationships with recent presidential hopefuls. He also could not say whether he would rule out firms that have ties to Sidney Powell, who was previously a member of Trump’s legal team.
Dush said the election review would be taxpayer-funded, but when asked whether that would stretch to hundreds of thousands of dollars or potentially millions of dollars, he could not provide an estimated cost.
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, 'n demokraat, slammed the Senate committee vote in a statement Wednesday.
“Laat ons baie duidelik wees, this information request is merely another step to undermine democracy, confidence in our elections and to capitulate to Donald Trump’s conspiracy theories about the 2020 verkiesing,” Wolf gesê. “It is a direct continuation of the same lies that resulted in the attack on the Capitol, and that have done so much to destabilize our political institutions over the ten months since last year’s election.”
Democrats on the Senate committee said they plan to file a lawsuit challenging the subpoena. It’s unclear how the Pennsylvania State Department will respond.