Pennsylvania Supreme Court says GOP subpoena for voter information over 2020 election 'unenforceable'

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that state GOP subpoenas for voter information after the 2020 election are “unenforceable,” overturning a lower court ruling.

Republican Pennsylvania Senate lawmakers moved to subpoena voter information in 2021, but the state’s Democratic attorney general legally challenged the effort and argued the real purpose of the subpoenas was to bring 2020 election results into question.

The Supreme Court threw out the subpoenas on procedural grounds Wednesday, declaring they are no longer valid because the legislative session has ended.

Pennsylvania Republicans argued at the time voting took place to issue the subpoenas for voter information that they were intended to investigate possible changes to election law. State Sen. Cris Dush (R), who led the effort, labeled it an “election integrity investigation” that would “uncover information which is necessary for the legislature to potentially take future legislative action.”

President Biden defeated Trump by more than 80,000 votes in the Keystone State in 2020.

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