2020-elections

Trump pleads not guilty to charges he sought to subvert 2020 election

BY: and - August 3, 2023

Former President Donald Trump pleaded not guilty to four felony charges Thursday in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C.

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Commentary: Further prosecutions over the 2020 election are not justified

BY: - August 3, 2023

It may surprise people to know that trying to overturn an American election is not a crime. The means chosen to do it must also be criminal. Lying about voting machines and spreading misinformation about who won is not enough. That is why the four members of the Oath Keepers were convicted of seditious conspiracy—conspiring […]

Democrats, GOP lawmakers in Pa., elsewhere push back against partisan election reviews

BY: - September 9, 2021

Inspired by former President Donald Trump’s baseless accusation of widespread voter fraud, the inquiries are taking place in two states won by President Joe Biden. They come as the similarly partisan review wraps up in Arizona, where investigators chased conspiracy theories and accepted millions of dollars from Trump allies.

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Pa. Sen. Laughlin: Forensic probe of 2020 election will ‘further paranoid atmospherics’ | Opinion

BY: - July 29, 2021

If two sides want to fight over a year-old election, I advise them to take it outside. We have real work to do in the Capitol.

Pa. GOP lawmaker — and Trump ally — Mastriano initiates ‘forensic investigation’ into state elections

BY: , and - July 7, 2021

Sen. Doug Mastriano, R-Franklin, said Wednesday that he had sent letters to “several counties” asking for “information and materials” needed to conduct a “forensic investigation” of the 2020 general election and the 2021 primary.

Year in Review: Your Top 10 most-read stories of 2020

BY: - December 28, 2020

The stories listed here were the most viewed stories on our site, according to Google Analytics. 

Senate GOP leader proposes special panel to review 2020 election

BY: - December 21, 2020

The special committee that Corman, R-Centre, outlined in a memo to his colleagues would consist of five Republican senators, including Corman, and four Democrats.

U.S. Supreme Court rejects Texas suit that tried to overturn election results

BY: - December 11, 2020

“Texas has not demonstrated a judicially cognizable interest in the manner in which another State conducts its elections,” according to the unsigned court order. “All other pending motions are dismissed as moot.”

Election results update: Torsella concedes treasury seat to Garrity

BY: - November 10, 2020

In addition to being known for running one of the state government’s most humorous social media accounts, Torsella was known for divesting from Wall Street firms and his tough stance on private equity running Pennsylvania’s pension fund. 

Red states file brief in support of Pa. GOP efforts to block late-arriving ballots from count

BY: - November 9, 2020

Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, South Dakota and Texas and Ohio all joined the brief, with Ohio giving its approval on the “Independent State Legislature Doctrine,” which places constitutional powers in the hands of state Legislatures, including the regulation of elections. 

Pa. Health Secretary Levine: COVID cases back to early pandemic highs

BY: - November 2, 2020

The statewide total of COVID-19 cases since the beginning of the pandemic has now reached 211,996 with 8,823 dead.