HARRISBURG (AP) – Republican lawmakers aiming to expand a “forensic investigation” of PA’s 2020 election into the inspection of voting machines must wait until next month. A Commonwealth Court judge said that Fulton County must first work out an agreement with the state. Judge Mary Hannah Leavitt gave them until Jan. 10. State lawyers last week discovered that Fulton County commissioners had voted to allow a contractor hired by Senate Republicans to inspect voting systems it used in last year’s presidential election. The Wolf Administration says such access by someone who is not federally accredited to inspect voting systems posed a risk of damaging or altering their software or data.

JUDGE MARY HANNAH LEAVITT