Stories tagged: "mail-in ballots"


In this Nov. 3, 2020, file photo, people line up outside a polling place in Springfield, Delaware County, to vote in the 2020 general election. A Republican proposal made public on Thursday, June 10, 2021, would revamp Pennsylvania election law to affect deadlines, early voting and mail-in ballots and require ID for all in-person voters. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
Pennsylvania Republicans Push Election Legislation That Would Make Voting More Complicated

Republicans have proposed a wide-ranging series of changes to Pennsylvania election laws, including many that would make it more difficult to vote.

A voter steps from the voting booth after casting a ballot in the Pennsylvania primary in Philadelphia, Tuesday, May 18, 2021. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Polling Places Run Out of Ballots in Pennsylvania Primary

Counties received more than 550,000 mailed ballots, according to the Department of State. The agency said in-person turnout Tuesday was typical.

A voter drops off their mail-in ballot prior to the primary election, in Willow Grove, Montgomery County, May 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
PA Republicans Are Waging a War on Voting. The For the People Act Could Be the Solution.

As the Republican-controlled Pennsylvania Legislature works to pass voter suppression laws, Democrats in Congress have one chance to stop the assault on voting rights.

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 Supreme Court Rejects Trump Lawsuit Challenging Election

“They have failed to allege that even a single mail-in ballot was fraudulently cast or counted,” one judge wrote.

A worker processes mail-in ballots at the Bucks County Board of Elections office prior to the primary election, Wednesday, May 27, 2020 in Doylestown, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Trump Loses Bid to Have 2,000 Mail-In Ballots Tossed in Bucks County

“The Court must be flexible in favor of the right to vote,” the judge said.

This is a Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, County of Allegheny Official Mail-in General Election Ballot in Pittsburgh on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
2,000 Mail-In Ballots in Allegheny County Won’t Be Counted. Here’s Why.

The mail-in ballots could make a difference in the 45th state Senate District race, where incumbent Democrat Jim Brewster and Republican Nicole Ziccarelli are separated by a few thousand votes.

A parking violation envelope is affixed to the windshield of a Hummer parked near the Pennsylvania Convention Center where votes are being counted, Friday, Nov. 6, 2020, in Philadelphia. Police said Friday they arrested two men Thursday for not having permits to carry firearms near the center. Police said the men acknowledged that the Hummer spotted by officers near the center was was their vehicle. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
Virginia Men Face Weapons Charges After Arrest Outside Philly Vote-Counting Center

The Philadelphia DA said his office will ask for both Virginia men to be held without bail, "as this alarming incident is still very much under investigation regarding additional charges."