Opinion: Four ways to make Pennsylvania’s elections better right now
By Jeff Greenburg We are heading into a second presidential election cycle since the enactment of Act 77, the no-excuse mail voting law, and very basic election issues remain unaddressed by the General Assembly. That is unconscionable. Four relatively easy fixes would benefit all county election officials and thousands of voters in our Commonwealth. Forcing […]
Relief for child sex abuse survivors passes Senate as part of constitutional amendment package
The House has until Jan. 27 to pass the statutory window constitutional amendment, and the other proposed changes, for them to appear on the May ballot.
Pa. GOP lawmaker says Senate committee will meet soon to vote on subpoenas for election review
Sen. Doug Mastriano said it’s not a question of if the Senate Intergovernmental Operations Committee will subpoena information — but when.
State officials decertify Fulton Co. election system following third-party audit
The decertification of Fulton County’s voting system comes weeks after Degraffenreid warned that county voting systems could be decertified if they were subjected to a post-election third party review.
Experts warn against ‘sham election audits’ movement | Tuesday Morning Coffee
Conspiracy theories, disinformation and outright lies can spread through social media and other means to undermine legitimate elections, experts warn.
York Co. raises objections to Pa. Sen. Mastriano’s election audit request
Just a day after Tioga County announced it would deny a request for access to election documents and equipment from a Republican state lawmaker, another county has raised objections to the request. On Thursday afternoon, York County Commissioners – two Republicans and one Democrat – responded to a letter mailed last week by state Sen. […]
Rural Pa. county says it will not willingly hand over election materials for 2020 audit
A rural Republican county in north-central Pennsylvania decided Tuesday night to reject a Republican state senator’s request for the county’s voting machines, ballots, and other election materials in connection with his planned audit of the 2020 election. Tioga County’s solicitor said that a legal directive from the Department of State issued last week blocks the […]
What you need to know about the GOP-backed audit of Pa.’s elections
Pennsylvania’s Republican-controlled Senate took steps to review the 2020 election last week, requesting thousands of documents from three counties across the state.
Pa. GOP lawmaker — and Trump ally — Mastriano initiates ‘forensic investigation’ into state elections
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.
GOP Legislature says it funded election audits; Wolf, Auditor General DeFoor disagree
Editor’s note: This story was updated at 9:03 p.m. 6/29/21 to reflect that Erica Clayton Wright told the Capital-Star that the draft budget was “out of date.” Under pressure from former supporters of President Donald Trump, Pennsylvania’s legislative Republicans gave $3.1 million to the state’s auditor general to fund future election audits. But the problem? […]
Pa. election audit a ‘very real possibility,’ top Pa. Senate Republican says after meeting activists
Senate State Government Committee Chairman Dave Argall, R-Schuylkill, told the Capital-Star that he was considering subpoenas for ballot information, but had not considered which jurisdictions would be subpoenaed yet.
Trump pressures Pa. Senate GOP to approve legislative audit of 2020 election
*This story was updated at 3:05 p.m. on Friday, 6/4/21,with a response from Senate President Pro-Tempore Jake Corman, R-Centre, and at 5:55 p.m. with a statement from Senate State Government Committee Chairman David Argall, R-Schuylkill. Former President Donald Trump issued a statement Friday backing a legislative audit of the 2020 election in Pennsylvania. Trump celebrated […]