The GOP-led Senate committee has identified the private contractor it will hire to assist in review of the 2020 presidential election.
A document shared with Republican senators Thursday evening obtained by PennLive identifies the firm as Dubuque, Iowa-based Envoy Sage LLC. The firm bills itself on its website as “delivering ground truth” and identifies itself as specializing in research, investigation, program management and communications.
The document states the firm “meets all the key needs to conduct a thorough and impartial election investigation.” It also states the firm has no political association with candidates who appeared on the 2020 or 2021 ballots in Pennsylvania.
Among other qualifications it lists, Envoy Sage has worked with the Department of Defense under Republican and Democratic administrations and has decades of experience in handling sensitive and classified information.
The firm’s role will be to assist the 11-member bipartisan Senate Intergovernmental Operations Committee in its investigation into the conduct of the presidential election.
At that meeting, the committee voted 7-4 along party lines to issue a subpoena to the Department of State, which oversees the state’s elections, seeking election officials’ internal communications as well as personal identifying information – including driver’s license numbers and partial Social Security numbers – of the millions of voters registered to vote in the 2020 general election, along with other records.
Sen. Cris Dush, R-Jefferson County, who chairs the committee, said his intention is to turn the records it receives over to a private vendor who would then carry out the investigation.
Arguments in those cases are scheduled for Dec. 15.
Corman last month was reported as saying a private firm wouldn’t be hired to assist with the probe until the court weighed in.
However, a Senate Republican source with knowledge of the situation told PennLive the initial contract with Envoy Sage will be narrowly focused to review information that is publicly accessible as well as look into witness accounts of potential irregularities they observed or experienced in the 2020 election.
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