Fayette County Election Machine Update — A request for an emergency injunction was denied this afternoon, Aug. 31, by Fayette County (Pa) Common Pleas Court Judge John F. Wagner to prevent voting machines and other materials from being flown away to who knows where.
Wagner cited lack of standing by plaintiffs, said plaintiff Gregory Stenstrom.
Stenstrom, an election integrity activist from Delaware County, filed jointly with Jon R. Marrietta, Jr.
Marrietta was a candidate in the May 16 Republican primary battle for Fayette County commissioner.
Marrietta’s 5,206 tally was 121 behind Scott Dunn and 554 behind Dave Lohr.
The top two advance to November.
Wagner denied the injunction request.
He told the county representatives, however, “I don’t need to issue you an order to tell you that no election machines or materials are to leave Fayette County.”
Stenstrom said that multiple whistleblowers reported that a medium-sized cargo jet and Gov. Josh Shapiro’s Beech King Air made unscheduled landings about 9:30 a.m. at Connellsville Airport, and that aircrews said they were there to load county election materials onto the cargo jet.
Shapiro was supposedly attending an unpublicized meeting regarding a project, said Stenstrom.
He was reportedly at the meeting for a short time then disappeared for about four hours.
The planes were flown to Arnold Palmer Airport in Latrobe about 25 miles away, Stenstrom says.
The county says the error rate in the May 16 primary for six selected precincts was 1 of 1,489 Republican ballots or .07 percent.
Stenstrom and Marrietta say the error rate was 9.09 percent for mail-in ballots and 1 percent for in-person ballots for an aggregate of 1.72 percent. They say the law requires a county-wide recount for an error rate over .5 percent.
They had asked that certification of the primary be delayed but the county board of elections certified the results last night in an unadvertised meeting.
Stenstrom says this violated the Sunshine Act.
He said they will be appealing to Commonwealth Court.
Stenstrom said he is helping Marrietta because of his integrity and courage.
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Fayette County Election Machine Update