(HARRISBURG) – Regarding the announcement of Envoy Sage as the vendor selected to conduct a thorough investigation of Pennsylvania’s elections, State Senator Cris Dush (R-25) issued the following statement:
“I am thrilled to announce the selection of such a highly competent, impartial, and experienced vendor that is committed to a fair and thorough investigation of Pennsylvania’s elections. As a service-disabled veteran-owned small business specializing in research, investigation, program management, and communications, I believe they are uniquely qualified to complete this investigation in a way that will help to restore Pennsylvanians’ faith in our election system and data.
“A significant portion of the selection process was devoted to ensuring that any vendor would be able to appropriately safeguard the personal information of Pennsylvania voters. Envoy Sage is well-suited to do so, as they not only have handled sensitive information for government agencies, but also have kept classified information safe for the Department of Defense. In fact, much of their team either previously or currently maintains high-level clearances to complete investigations for the most senior levels of government.
“Furthermore, the language protecting voters’ personal information that is included in the Senate’s contract with Envoy Sage is intentionally consistent with the language that the Pennsylvania Department of State uses when they contract with their third-party vendors to maintain the State Uniform Registry of Electors (SURE) system. I believe that if this language is strong enough to safeguard sensitive voter information with the Department’s third-party vendors, then it’s strong enough to do so for our investigation too.
“We specifically sought a firm without political associations, which includes refraining from actively supporting both current candidates and candidates who were on the 2020 or 2021 ballots in Pennsylvania to ensure this investigation can be completed in a professional, non-partisan manner.
“While much of the basic information about Envoy Sage is public through their website, I invite any Pennsylvanian with lingering questions about Envoy Sage’s merits, competence, impartiality, political affiliations, or any other aspect of concern to visit www.paelectioninvestigation.com and review the FAQs. I am confident in Envoy Sage as the best vendor for this project and I firmly believe in their ability to conduct this investigation with fidelity.”
CONTACT: Jason Thompson