Stories tagged: "election 2020"


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.

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.

In this Nov. 6, 2020, photo, a canvas observer photographs Lehigh County provisional ballots as vote counting in the general election continues in Allentown, Pa. President Donald Trump’s campaign filed a number of lawsuits across six battleground states this month as he tried to upend the 2020 election. Judges uniformly rejected his claims of vote fraud. The latest case ended Saturday, Nov. 21, when a federal judge in Pennsylvania said Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani presented only ‘speculative accusations’ that brought to mind ‘Frankenstein’s Monster.'  (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
Pennsylvania House Republicans Pass Bill that Will Restrict Voting Access

Republicans in Pennsylvania's House of Representatives passed a bill that will restrict access to the ballot.

In this Nov. 5, 2020 file photo, the Supreme Court is seen in Washington.  The Supreme Court will take up challenges to controversial Trump administration policies affecting family-planning clinics and immigrants, even though the Biden administration has announced it is reviewing them. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Supreme Court Rejects Trump Election Challenge Cases

The handful of cases included two cases from Pennsylvania.

State Sen. Jim Brewster. (Courtesy of Pennsylvania House Democrats)
Sen. Brewster Takes Seat After GOP Sued to Undo Election

The state had certified Brewster's 69-vote victory, but Republicans refused to seat Brewster while a federal court was considering his Republican challenger's lawsuit.

Republican state Senate candidate Nicole Ziccarelli and Democratic state Sen. Jim Brewster.
Federal Judge Upholds Brewster’s State Senate Win, GOP to Stop Blocking Him

Democratic state Sen. Jim Brewster beat Republican Nicole Ziccarelli by just 69 votes in the race for the 45th state Senate District seat.

State Sen. Doug Mastriano, R-Franklin, and former state Rep. Rick Saccone at the rally in DC on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. (Screenshot)
Lawmakers Call for Mastriano to Resign After His Participation in DC Rally

Mastriano "proudly fanned the flames of insurrection" over the last few months, one lawmaker said. He also organized a bus trip to the Capitol on Wednesday.