Potential Deadlocks Abound as Critical Senate Races Come to a Close
2022 Elections
Potential Deadlocks Abound as Critical Senate Races Come to a Close
2022-11-04 21:24:39
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — With the Senate chamber evenly split, 50-50, and several top Senate races simply too close to forecast, 2022 may well come to be remembered as the year of the prolonged wait to determine which party ultimately holds control... Read More

Pa. Supreme Court Orders Election Official to Set Aside Flawed Mail-In Ballots
2022 Elections
Pa. Supreme Court Orders Election Official to Set Aside Flawed Mail-In Ballots
2022-11-02 15:35:10
by Dan McCue

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered state election officials to “refrain” from counting absentee and mail-in ballots ahead of next week’s midterms that were sent back in either undated or incorrectly dated envelopes. In a tweet... Read More

Supreme Court Sides With GOP Candidate in Pennsylvania Ballots Case
Voting
Supreme Court Sides With GOP Candidate in Pennsylvania Ballots Case
2022-10-11 19:35:42
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Tuesday sided with an unsuccessful Republican candidate for a Pennsylvania judgeship and threw out a lower court's ruling that cleared the way for the counting of mail-in ballots in the race that he had... Read More

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Upholds Mail-In Voting Expansion
Voting
Pennsylvania Supreme Court Upholds Mail-In Voting Expansion
2022-08-05 21:07:48
by Dan McCue

HARRISBURG, Pa. — A Pennsylvania mail-in voting law that greatly expanded the population eligible to vote that way has survived a legal challenge before the state’s Supreme Court. In a 5-2 ruling handed down Tuesday, the Democratic majority on the... Read More

Recount Begins in Pennsylvania’s GOP Primary for Senate
2022 Elections
Recount Begins in Pennsylvania's GOP Primary for Senate

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Recounting began Friday in the too-close-to-call Republican primary contest for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania, with barely 900 votes separating celebrity heart surgeon Dr. Mehmet Oz and former hedge fund CEO David McCormick. Montour County began the... Read More

2022 Midterms: What to Watch as 5 States Hold Primaries
2022 Elections
2022 Midterms: What to Watch as 5 States Hold Primaries

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump's winning streak in U.S. Senate primaries is on the line Tuesday as voters in five states cast their ballots in midterm elections. Trump made bold endorsements in backing celebrity heart surgeon Mehmet Oz in Pennsylvania and U.S.... Read More

2022 Midterms: What to Know About Ohio, Indiana Primaries
2022 Elections
2022 Midterms: What to Know About Ohio, Indiana Primaries

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The first multistate contest of the 2022 midterm election season unfolds on Tuesday, as Ohio voters pick nominees for governor and the U.S. Senate while Indiana voters consider whether their Legislature should become even more conservative. The races,... Read More

Millionaire Candidates Pour Cash into Ohio, Pa. Senate races
2022 Elections
Millionaire Candidates Pour Cash into Ohio, Pa. Senate races

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Millionaire candidates and billionaire investors are harnessing their considerable personal wealth to try to win competitive Republican primaries for open U.S. Senate seats in Ohio and Pennsylvania. Mike Gibbons, an Ohio investment banker, leads the pack... Read More

Pennsylvania Republicans Ask Supreme Court to Toss CD Map
Redistricting
Pennsylvania Republicans Ask Supreme Court to Toss CD Map
2022-03-01 21:56:42
by TWN Staff

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Pennsylvania Republicans have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a state court-approved congressional map, arguing a Democrat-controlled state supreme court exceeded its authority by imposing its own choice of map without the legislature's approval. In an... Read More

Dr. Oz Enters Race for US Senate in Pennsylvania
Political News
Dr. Oz Enters Race for US Senate in Pennsylvania
2021-11-30 21:09:59
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Dr. Oz, the Emmy award-winning television personality and heart surgeon, is joining the race to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey. “Today, America’s heartbeat is in a code red in need of a defibrillator to shock it back... Read More

Biden Marks 9/11 Anniversary With Tribute, Call for Unity
In The News
Biden Marks 9/11 Anniversary With Tribute, Call for Unity

NEW YORK (AP) — President Joe Biden is making an appeal for the nation to reclaim the spirit of cooperation that sprung up in the days following the 9/11 terror attacks as he commemorates those who died 20 years ago. ... Read More

Pennsylvania Expands Postpartum Coverage for Mothers
Mental Health
Pennsylvania Expands Postpartum Coverage for Mothers
2021-08-13 14:19:05
by Alexa Hornbeck

HARRISBURG, Penn. -- Pennsylvania lawmakers recently announced plans to expand the Medicaid postpartum coverage period for mothers. The extension will take effect on April 1, 2022.  “Pennsylvania has worked to protect and support mothers before, during and after birth for... Read More

Pennsylvania Voters to Decide Racial Equity Amendment
In The States
Pennsylvania Voters to Decide Racial Equity Amendment

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Protests over George Floyd's killing at the hands of Minneapolis police were raging across the country last June when a Democratic lawmaker took to the floor of the Pennsylvania Senate to argue for greater protections against... Read More

In Pennsylvania, Biden Showcases Aid to Small Businesses
Economy
In Pennsylvania, Biden Showcases Aid to Small Businesses

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — President Joe Biden turned up at a minority-owned flooring business in suburban Philadelphia to highlight how his $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package can help small businesses and to put a face on those who have struggled... Read More

Census Estimates Show Population Decline in 16 States
State News
Census Estimates Show Population Decline in 16 States
2021-01-22 21:03:04
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — New Census Bureau estimates show 16 states saw population declines last year as the nation experienced its slowest overall growth since the Great Depression, a new Pew Charitable Trusts analysis shows. According to the analysis, which first appeared... Read More

Intervention to Encourage Voting by Mail Worked, Researchers Say
2020 Elections
Intervention to Encourage Voting by Mail Worked, Researchers Say
2021-01-19 20:24:56
by Dan McCue

Pennsylvania voters who received a postcard encouraging them to vote by mail in the state's June 2 primary were more likely to request a ballot and successfully cast it than voters who did not receive the reminder, a University of... Read More

Pennsylvania Senate Refuses to Seat Democrat On First Day of Session
State News
Pennsylvania Senate Refuses to Seat Democrat On First Day of Session
2021-01-06 14:32:39
by Dan McCue

HARRISBURG, Pa. - The opening of a new session of the Pennsylvania Senate is usually a fairly staid affair, marked by ceremony and at least a bit of bipartisanship. However, that wasn't the case Tuesday when the Republican majority refused... Read More

Supreme Court Rejects GOP Bid to Upend Biden Win in Pennsylvania
Supreme Court
Supreme Court Rejects GOP Bid to Upend Biden Win in Pennsylvania
2020-12-08 22:16:38
by Dan McCue

The Supreme Court on Tuesday evening rejected a last-gasp bid by the GOP to reverse Pennsylvania's certification of President-elect Joe Biden's victory in the electoral battleground. As is their custom, the justices did not explain the rationale for their decision.... Read More

What Pennsylvania’s Election Could Have Looked Like With Earlier Vote Counting
2020 Elections
What Pennsylvania's Election Could Have Looked Like With Earlier Vote Counting

PHILADELPHIA — Polls had only been closed in Florida for a few hours last month when elections offices started closing up shop for the night, too. Almost all the votes were counted and reported, and there just wasn't much left to do at... Read More

US Supreme Court Moves Up Deadline in Congressman’s Bid to Upend Pa. Election Results
Supreme Court
US Supreme Court Moves Up Deadline in Congressman's Bid to Upend Pa. Election Results

PHILADELPHIA — The U.S. Supreme Court moved up a key deadline Sunday for Pennsylvania officials to respond to a last-minute bid by one of Trump's top boosters in Congress to decertify the state's elections results. Previously, Associate Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr., who oversees emergency matters arising out... Read More

Trump Allies File Emergency Petition at Supreme Court Over 2020 Election
Political News
Trump Allies File Emergency Petition at Supreme Court Over 2020 Election

WASHINGTON — Weeks after President Donald Trump said the Supreme Court should decide whether to throw out millions of ballots in what he dubbed a fraudulent election, and with state and federal courts rejecting nearly all his legal team's lawsuits in multiple states,... Read More

Pennsylvania Suspends Alcohol Sales at Bars, Restaurants on Thanksgiving Eve
State News
Pennsylvania Suspends Alcohol Sales at Bars, Restaurants on Thanksgiving Eve
2020-11-25 16:18:21
by Dan McCue

HARRISBURG, Pa. - It wasn't the kind of breaking news one expected while scanning Pennsylvania's all news radio stations for word on the state certifying the 2020 election results. "Now back to our top story," one news anchor after another... Read More

The Trump Election Lawsuit Chronicles
2020 Elections
The Trump Election Lawsuit Chronicles
2020-11-24 21:33:37
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Getting a formal concession, finally, might all come down to this. The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of appeals on Monday granted a request from President Donald Trump's campaign to consider, on an expedited basis, an appeal of a... Read More

Pennsylvania Secretary of State Certifies Presidential Election Results
2020 Elections
Pennsylvania Secretary of State Certifies Presidential Election Results
2020-11-24 16:59:07
by Dan McCue

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Bookvar certified the results of the 2020 presidential election Tuesday, after all 67 counties in the state certified their individual results late Monday night. A short time later, as required by federal... Read More

Biden Won Mail Ballots in Pennsylvania, Trump the In-Person Vote. What Does That Mean for the Future?
2020 Elections
Biden Won Mail Ballots in Pennsylvania, Trump the In-Person Vote. What Does That Mean for the Future?

PHILADELPHIA — Pennsylvanians were deeply divided this election. And it wasn't just whom they voted for — it was in how they cast their votes. Most votes for president-elect Joe Biden were cast by mail in Pennsylvania. Most votes for President Donald Trump were cast in... Read More

Republicans Face Court Setbacks, Trump Law Firm Steps Down
State News
Republicans Face Court Setbacks, Trump Law Firm Steps Down

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Republicans suffered setbacks to court challenges over the presidential election in three battleground states on Friday while a law firm that came under fire for its work for President Donald Trump’s campaign withdrew from a major Pennsylvania... Read More

Pa. Appellate Court Sides With Trump in Fight Over ID Deadlines for Voters
2020 Elections
Pa. Appellate Court Sides With Trump in Fight Over ID Deadlines for Voters

PHILADELPHIA — A Pennsylvania appellate court handed President Donald Trump's campaign a minor victory Thursday, barring counties from including in their final vote tallies a small pool of mail ballots from people who had failed to provide required ID by a Monday deadline. In a... Read More

Only 10,000 Pa. Mail Ballots Arrived After Election Day — Far Too Few to Change the Result if Tossed
State News
Only 10,000 Pa. Mail Ballots Arrived After Election Day — Far Too Few to Change the Result if Tossed

PHILADELPHIA — The vote counting continues. Even after races are called, even after the world's eyes turn from Pennsylvania, workers are continuing to count ballots. Many of the remaining ballots are the slowest or most difficult to count because they have various... Read More

Republican AGs File Amicus Brief in Pennsylvania Mail-In Ballot Case
2020 Elections
Republican AGs File Amicus Brief in Pennsylvania Mail-In Ballot Case
2020-11-10 20:04:33
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON -- Republican Attorneys General from 10 states have filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court in the latest legal action in the case to contend the counting of certain mail-in ballots in Pennsylvania. In the brief, the AGs... Read More

Biden Ahead in Georgia, Pennsylvania; Trump Attacks Process
2020 Elections
Biden Ahead in Georgia, Pennsylvania; Trump Attacks Process

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Joe Biden overtook President Donald Trump in the vote count in Pennsylvania and Georgia Friday morning, closing in on a presidency that hinges on the outcome of tight contests in key battleground states. Both races remained... Read More

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