Stories tagged: "election 2020"


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.

A Trump supporter is tended to by a police officer while suffering the effects of chemical agents used to disperse crows after protesters stormed the grounds the Capitol Building on Jan. 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Getty Images Photo/Jon Cherry)
Trump’s Tough Stance on Black Lives Matter Protesters Disappears for White Terrorists

Wednesday's uprising drove home a painful and obvious point: Police exercise a level of moderation when facing whites that is hardly ever extended to people of color.

President Donald Trump, right, acknowledges the crowd during a campaign rally with Republican Rick Saccone, in March 2018 in Allegheny County. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
Former State Rep. Shares, Then Deletes, Video of Himself ‘Storming the Capitol’

Saccone also posted a photo of himself with state Sen. Doug Mastriano outside the Capitol.

A pro-Trump mob stormed the US Capitol Wednesday, breaking windows and clashing with police officers. (Getty Images Photo/Spencer Platt)
We Talked to an Expert on Violent Insurrections to Better Understand What the Hell Happened at the US Capitol

“This is his private army. When he said ‘stand up and stand by’ [during the debates] he was serious."

Rep. Madeleine Dean, D-Pennsylvania, and other members take cover as protesters disrupt the joint session of Congress to certify the Electoral College vote on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. (CQ-Roll Call Photo via Getty Images/Tom Williams)
Pennsylvania’s Congressional Delegation Reacts to Terrorist Storming of Capitol

Several explained how they experienced the chaos of the attempted coup.