A growing body of evidence shows the presidential election in Pennsylvania was compromised, a state senator said Saturday.
"There is mounting evidence that the PA presidential election was compromised. If this is the case, under Article II, Section 1.2 of the U.S. Constitution, the state legislature has the sole authority to direct the manner of selecting delegates to the Electoral College," state Sen. Doug Mastriano, a Republican, said on Twitter.
"This power was given to the state legislature for the purpose of safeguarding the appointment of our president, specifically contemplating corruption and ensuring that the people are not disenfranchised through a corrupt election process," he added. "Therefore, we are introducing a resolution to exercise our obligation and authority to appoint delegates to the Electoral College."
The resolution calls on the Pennsylvania House of Representatives to recognize the alleged irregularities and improprieties and disapprove of what lawmakers describe as the infringement on the General Assembly's authority to regulate elections.
Pennsylvania lawmakers also said in the resolution they disapprove and disagree with the certification of election results, calling it "premature," and want Boockvar and Gov. Tom Wolf, a Democrat, to withdraw or vacate the certification. And they called on the U.S. Congress "to declare the selection of presidential electors in this commonwealth to be in dispute."
Republicans control the House and Senate in Pennsylvania but it's not clear if they have enough support to pass the resolution. Twenty-six of the House's 203 members are co-sponsoring the resolution so far.
Trump wrote on Twitter early Saturday that he "won Pennsylvania by a lot, perhaps more than anyone will ever know," calling the election "RIGGED." The current results show Democratic presidential nominee Biden won. Biden's campaign has dismissed allegations of election fraud.
“Petitioners appear to have established a likelihood to succeed on the merits because petitioners have asserted the Constitution does not provide a mechanism for the legislature to allow for expansion of absentee voting without a constitutional amendment,” Commonwealth Judge Patricia McCullough, who blocked the certification of Pennsylvania's election results, wrote in her ruling.