Stories tagged: "election"


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GOP Candidate for PA Court Seat Concedes After Recount

With counties wrapping up their recount Tuesday, Philadelphia Common Pleas Court judge Lori Dumas led former state Senate GOP lawyer Drew Crompton by about 21,000 votes.

FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2020, file photo, Philadelphia election workers process mail-in and absentee ballots for the general election, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
PA Senate GOP Hires Firm to Review 2020 Election

The "forensic investigation," which is being launched in response to pressure from Republican supporters of former President Donald Trump upset over his 80,000-vote loss in the state, will cost Pennsylvania taxpayers $270,000.

Attorney General Josh Shapiro, speaking in front of Gov. Tom Wolf in 2019. (Office of Gov. Tom Wolf)
Shapiro Sues to Block GOP Election Subpoena

The lawsuit from state Attorney General Josh Shapiro seeks to block the subpoena on the grounds that it serves no legitimate legislative purpose and stems from Trump's efforts to undermine trust in the results of the 2020 presidential election.

Minority Chairman of the Senate Intergovernmental Operations Committee, Sen. Anthony Williams, D-Philadelphia, right, speaks as majority Chairman Sen. Cris Dush, R-Jefferson, looks on during a hearing at the Pennsylvania Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa., Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Pennsylvania Democrats Sue Over GOP Election ‘Investigation’

Democrats had said they would sue within days after the Republicans voted last week to seek detailed state election records for an audit they claim has nothing to do with Donald Trump.

Former President Donald Trump acknowledges the crowd during a campaign rally with Republican Rick Saccone, in March 2018 in Allegheny County. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
Ex-Lawmaker Who Posted Video From Capitol Insurrection to Run for Lieutenant Governor in Pennsylvania

Rick Saccone drew attention Jan. 6 when he posted videos from outside the US Capitol that appeared to support the violent insurrection by supporters of then-President Donald Trump.

Gov. Tom Wolf speaks at an event in Mechanicsburg, Pa.  Beyond the local races on ballots, Pennsylvania’s primary election will determine the future of a governor’s authority during disaster declarations. Voters statewide Tuesday, May 18 will decide four separate ballot questions, including two on whether to give state lawmakers much more power over disaster declarations. (AP Photo/Marc Levy)
Republicans Send Election Bill to Wolf That He’s Vowed to Veto

Republicans passed an election bill that restricts voter access, but Gov. Tom Wolf will veto it.

Rep. Jim Gregory, R-Blair, speaks with members of the media after Acting Secretary of State Veronica Degraffenreid's news conference at the Pennsylvania Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa., Wednesday, May 26, 2021. Degraffenreid discussed the results of an internal investigation into a bureaucratic blunder that scuttled a statewide voter referendum on whether to give victims of childhood sexual abuse a fresh opportunity to sue their abusers and complicit institutions. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Inspector General’s Report: No Intentional Act To Derail Sex-Abuse Amendment

Voters were supposed to be able to vote on an amendment this month, but a blunder by the Department of State kept it off the ballot.