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20 Pa. residents signed on to be “alternate electors"


The U.S. Justice Department recently released a full list of those who signed documents to be so-called “alternate electors” in the 2020 presidential election.
Seven states, including Pennsylvania, had dozens of people who agreed to participate in providing a slate of false electors to the National Archives.
The Justice Department said it intends to investigate the matter and the congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol said it is subpoenaing the fake electors.
The 20 people from Pennsylvania are:
Bill Bachenberg: owner of Lehigh Valley Sporting Clays;
Lou Barletta: He is a candidate for governor of Pennsylvania;
Tom Carroll: He is running for district attorney in Northampton County;
Ted Christian: He was the Pennsylvania state director for Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign;
Chuck Coccodrilli: He was a board member of the Pennsylvania Great Frontier political action committee. He died in October 2021, following an illness;
Bernadette Comfort: She is the vice chair of the Pennsylvania Republican Party;
Sam DeMarco III: He is an at-large representative on the Allegheny County Council and the chair of the Republican Committee of Allegheny County;
Marcela Diaz-Myers: She is the chair of the PA GOP Hispanic Advisory Council;
Charlie DiEsposti: He is an accountant representative at Pure Water Technology, according to his LinkedIn profile;

Josephine Ferro: She is the former president of the Pennsylvania Federation of Republican Women;
Charlie Gerow: He is a candidate for Pennsylvania governor;
Kevin Harley: He is managing director of Quantum Communications and has served as a spokesman for Charlie Gerow;
Leah Hoopes: She is a small business owner and Republican committeewoman for Bethel Township in Delaware County;
Ash Khare: He is active in the Pennsylvania Republican Party;
Andre McCoy: He is a director of government affairs, according to his LinkedIn profile;
Lisa Patton: She was the director of events in Pennsylvania for Trump’s campaign;
Pat Poprik: She is the chair of the Bucks County Republican Committee;
Andy Reilly: He is a national committeeman for the Republican Party of Pennsylvania and former secretary for the party;
Suk Smith: He is the owner of Patriot Arms Inc., a firearms training center and Dragons Way School of Kenpo Inc., a martial arts school in Carlisle;
Calvin Tucker: He is deputy chair and director of engagement and advancement for the Pennsylvania Republican Party. In 2016, he served as a media surrogate and African American advisor to Trump’s campaign.
Reporting from the Pa. Capital-Star contributed to this story.