presidential-elections

Trump tells NRA faithful in Harrisburg ‘no one will lay a finger on your firearms’

BY: and - February 9, 2024

In his familiar rambling and digressive style, Trump jumped from topic to topic – immigration, energy, electric cars, the poor quality of highway medians in the nation’s capital – but returned to Second Amendment rights and gun ownership a number of times during the 80-minute speech.

Pa. election officials launch voter education effort ahead of April 23 presidential primary

BY: - February 1, 2024

With Pennsylvania’s April 23 presidential primary approaching, Pennsylvania election officials launched a voter education campaign on Thursday to ensure residents are aware of crucial deadlines and immunized against misinformation.

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‘Confusion and delay’ bring unsuccessful end in bid to move Pennsylvania’s presidential primary

BY: - October 18, 2023

Pennsylvania’s 2024 presidential primary would be held April 16 under legislation passed by the state House on Wednesday. But the effort to move the election from April 23 to avoid a conflict with Passover appeared likely to end unsuccessfully.

Pa. primary scheduling saga lands on April 16 proposal

BY: - October 17, 2023

State House lawmakers on Tuesday proposed moving Pennsylvania’s presidential primary a week earlier to April 16 in the latest effort to find a date for the election that doesn’t conflict with a religious holiday.  The General Assembly has been working since last month to agree on a date for the primary that would both give […]

Rendell, Greenwood, Deluzio join opposition to No Labels plan for a third-party presidential bid

BY: - October 12, 2023

Prominent Pennsylvania Democrats and Republicans warned this week that a poll of voters shows the inclusion of a third-party candidate on next year’s presidential ballot would lead to Donald Trump’s reelection. In a call with reporters on Wednesday, leaders including former Democratic Gov. Ed Rendell and former U.S. Rep. Jim Greenwood (R-8th District) said an […]

According to the Brennan Center for Justice, 21 bills that restrict voting or interfere with election administration were either signed into law, or await the governor’s signature, as of May 29 (Photo via the New Jersey Monitor).

State Senate votes to move up Pa.’s 2024 primary more than a month to March 19

BY: - September 20, 2023

Pennsylvania’s 2024 presidential primary would be held March 19, more than a month earlier than it is currently scheduled, under legislation passed by the state Senate on Wednesday. The Senate’s 47-2 vote sends Senate Bill 224 to the state House for consideration, where the chairperson of the chamber’s State Government Committee said he would consider […]

According to the Brennan Center for Justice, 21 bills that restrict voting or interfere with election administration were either signed into law, or await the governor’s signature, as of May 29 (Photo via the New Jersey Monitor).

Lawmakers take step to give Pa. voters a bigger voice in presidential primaries

BY: - August 30, 2023

A state Senate committee took the first step on Wednesday toward making Pennsylvania’s presidential primary election earlier in the year, a move that could give voters in this battleground state a bigger voice in choosing the nation’s chief executive. With the 2024 presidential election fast approaching, lawmakers in the state House have also said they […]

COMMENTARY

For the sake of reconciliation and unity, Trump needs to concede | Chrissy Houlahan

BY: - November 22, 2020

The standard definition of the word “concede” is to acknowledge the truth or existence of something. 

False claims, legal challenges, denial: Is this a coup d’etat? | Analysis

BY: - November 15, 2020

The Capital-Star reached out to researchers and political science experts to find out if the term could, or should be applied to actions and accusations by President Donald Trump’s Republican allies on Capitol Hill and in Pennsylvania. 

What 50 years of voting in Pa. looks like | The Numbers Racket

BY: - February 27, 2020

Over the last half-century, the Keystone State’s population has grown; the number of registered voters has increased, and the number of votes cast has climbed. But there’s more to this data than meets the eye.