Stories tagged: "Doug Mastriano"


Learning support teacher Sabrina Werley holds the bottle of hand sanitizer for a student at Cumru Elementary School in Berks County. (Reading Eagle Photo via Getty Images/ Ben Hasty)
PA GOP Fights School Mask Mandate as COVID Cases Continue to Rise

As coronavirus case numbers continue to climb, especially among school-aged children, Republicans want to end the mask requirement in schools and daycares.

Election office workers process ballots as counting continues from the general election at the Allegheny County elections returns warehouse in Pittsburgh, Friday, Nov. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Everything You Need to Know About a Possible Election Audit in Pennsylvania

Will there be an election audit in Pennsylvania? Could the results be overturned? Why is this even happening? Answers to these questions and more.

In this Nov. 7, 2020 file photo, Pennsylvania state Sen. Doug Mastriano, R-Franklin, speaks to supporters of President Donald Trump as they demonstrate outside the Pennsylvania State Capitol, in Harrisburg, Pa., after Democrat Joe Biden defeated Trump to become 46th president of the United States. Mastriano, a rising force in Pennsylvania's ultra-conservative circles who has talked of his desire to bring an Arizona-style audit to Pennsylvania, led a private briefing Wednesday, June 30, 2021, for Republican senators on his plan. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
Tioga County Declines Election Audit

Tioga County won't take part in a “forensic investigation” of the state’s 2020 presidential election.

Acting Secretary of State Veronica Degraffenreid speaks with members of the media during a news conference at the Pennsylvania Capitol in Harrisburg on May 26, 2021. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Pennsylvania Decertifies Fulton County’s Voting System After Election ‘Audit’

Fulton County will have to buy or lease new voting machines before the next election if county officials want residents' votes to count.

In this Nov. 7, 2020 file photo, Pennsylvania state Sen. Doug Mastriano, R-Franklin, speaks to supporters of President Donald Trump as they demonstrate outside the Pennsylvania State Capitol, in Harrisburg, Pa., after Democrat Joe Biden defeated Trump to become 46th president of the United States. Mastriano, a rising force in Pennsylvania's ultra-conservative circles who has talked of his desire to bring an Arizona-style audit to Pennsylvania, led a private briefing Wednesday, June 30, 2021, for Republican senators on his plan. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
With York County’s Pushback, Mastriano Is Striking Out on Election Audit Attempt

York County's three commissioners — two Republican and one Democrat — are pushing back against State Sen. Doug Mastriano's election audit.

US Attorney William McSwain pauses during a news conference at the Lancaster County Courthouse in July 2019. McSwain, the top federal prosecutor in Philadelphia appointed by Donald Trump, has written to the former president to seek his endorsement in a crowded Republican primary race to run for governor in next year's election. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma, File)
Former Prosecutor Seeks Trump’s Endorsement in Run for Governor

Congressman Lou Barletta is also seeking the former president's endorsement, and state Sen. Doug Mastriano has said Trump asked him to run.

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro speaks with members of the media during a news conference in Darby, Pa., Wednesday, June 2, 2021.  (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Shapiro Slams Mastriano’s Election Audit Efforts

Josh Shapiro has slammed state Sen. Doug Mastriano's efforts to start an audit of Pennsylvania's 2020 election results.