EXCLUSIVE: Lycoming County Commissioners being sued over failure to audit 2020 election

By Todd Bartley, TalkWilliamsport.com


Monday morning, Attorney Gregory Stapp of Stapp Law offered the following press release regarding forthcoming litigation against Lycoming County Commissioners Scott Metzger, Tony Mussare and Richard Mirabito for failing to investigate the clear evidence of election fraud in the November 2020 election that they have been presented.

Stapp Law will be filing a complaint in mandamus on behalf of Richard Houser and Catherine Burns against Lycoming County and Lycoming County Commissioners Scott Metzger, Tony Mussare and Richard Mirabito on Tuesday, December 6, 2022, for failing to investigate the clear evidence of election fraud in the November 2020 election that they have been presented.

EDITOR’S NOTE: “complaint in mandamus” – Is a complaint that is used to force a government entity to do their job essentially. Complaint in mandamus asks the court to order the government entity to do what is required by law.

The Commissioners have been provided with signed affidavits and testimony from witnesses of election fraud, including but not limited to, fraud perpetrated against elderly citizens in Lycoming County, one of which was registered to vote and voted in the November 2020 election without their knowledge.

Furthermore, Forrest Lehman, Director of Elections for Lycoming County admitted at a commissioner’s meeting that 6 individuals registered to vote in Lycoming County with their listed residence at the Montoursville Post Office, the UPS Store, and the Goodwill Store.

Mr. Lehman explained that these 6 allegedly real people were sent notification of a hearing in July of 2022 for which no one appeared.  As a result, Mr. Lehman said those 6 registrations were cancelled.  He failed to disclose to the public at that time whether those 6 registered “voters” voted in the November 2020 election.

Mr. Lehman and the Commissioners also failed to state whether they reported this fraud to the Lycoming County District Attorney as required by the law.

The Commissioners have repeatedly been asked by citizens of Lycoming County for over a year to allow a forensic audit by an independent third party and have refused to vote for a forensic audit.

My client’s complaint will demand that Lycoming County vote for a forensic audit by an independent third party immediately in order to restore the faith of the citizens of Lycoming County in our elections.

On background, as exclusively reported by TalkWilliamsport.com, former WASD School Board member Marc Schefsky had a criminal “false swearing” charge filed against him for using his former address in Williamsport to cast a ballot in the 2020 election. According to court documents, Schefsky was actually residing in Hughesville when he voted in 2020.

The exclusive reporting of TalkWilliamsport.com led directly to the filing of the criminal “false swearing” charge against Schefsky.

On Friday, Lycoming County Commissioners Scott Metzger, Tony Mussare and Richard Mirabito were handed a third loss in the legal battle with Lycoming County Controller Krista Rogers when Senior Judge Leete in a finding of facts cited the County Code in them overstepping their attempt to “usurp’ the authority of a duly elected official.

Judge Leete also Ordered the Lycoming County Commissioners to pay the legal fees incurred by Rogers as a result of the litigation.

A Public Notice is posted for a meeting of the Lycoming County Board of Elections for today.

Lycoming County Board of Elections Agenda

December 5, 2022, 10:30am

Executive Plaza 1st Floor Boardroom

330 Pine Street, Williamsport

1. Convene Board of Elections.

2. Approve minutes of the November 18, 2022 meeting.

3. Public comment on agenda items only.

4. Deliberate and possibly take action to set rules for a hand count of ballots cast in the November 2020 General Election.

5. Public comment.

The next Lycoming County Commissioners Public Meeting will be held on Thursday, December 8, 2022, at 10:00 A.M. in the Commissioner’s Board Room, 1st Floor, Executive Plaza, 330 Pine Street, Williamsport, PA 17701 based up the published December 1, 2022, Meeting Minutes.

This is a developing story on TalkWilliamsport.com.


Previous Reporting on Lycoming County Controller Krista Rogers vs. Lycoming County Commissioners litigation:











Previous reporting on the WASD School Board by TalkWilliamsport.com:

Schefsky WASD School Board Resignation Letter obtained

Marc Schefsky, WASD School Board member announces intention to resign

WASD School Board major changes are forthcoming

WASD solicitor Fred Holland wants $20,000 retainer and a raise for ’21-’22

BREAKING NEWS: Resignations to be announced at the WASD School Board meeting tonight

Nancy Somers resigns from WASD school board

Residents circulate petition for immediate removal of Marc Schefsky from WASD school board

Lycoming County District Attorney office confirms receipt of Marc Schefsky non-WASD residency complaint

WASD School Board to discuss vacant board seat tonight

WASD School Board candidate petitions obtained, connections run deep