Stories tagged: "voting rights"


Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf speaks during a rally to end gun violence, Friday, May 27, 2022, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Wolf Sues State Legislature to Stop Abortion, Voting Amendments

Wolf said the proposed abortion amendment violates privacy protections and that bundling it with four other amendments runs afoul of a rule against passing legislation that addresses multiple, unrelated topics.

FILE - A canvas observer photographs Lehigh County provisional ballots as vote counting in the general election continues, Nov. 6, 2020, in Allentown, Pa. A review by The Associated Press in the six battleground states disputed by former President Trump has found fewer than 475 cases of potential voter fraud, a minuscule number that would have made no difference in the 2020 presidential election. Democrat Joe Biden won Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin and their 79 Electoral College votes by a combined 311,257 votes out of 25.5 million ballots cast for president. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, file)
Gov. Candidate Doug Mastriano Wants to Make PA Voters Re-Register

In violation of federal and state voting laws, Republican Doug Mastriano wants commonwealth voters to re-register in an attempt to “get it right” before the 2024 presidential election.

Shown is a Delaware County secured drop box for the return of vote-by-mail ballots in Newtown Square, Pa., Monday, May 2, 2022. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
PA Secretary of State, ACLU to Lehigh County DA: Don’t Intimidate Voters

Acting Secretary of State Leigh Chapman, the state ACLU, and other like-minded organizations wrote Lehigh County District Attorney James Martin, confronting him over plans to monitor dropboxes ahead of the primary.

A voter drops off their mail-in ballot prior to the primary election, in Willow Grove, Pa., Wednesday, May 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
PA Senate Republicans Vote to Drop the Ballot Drop Box

Citing increased risk of voter fraud, the state Senate passed a measure Wednesday that would eliminate the use of ballot drop boxes in Pennsylvania elections.

Election Bureau Director Albert L. Gricoski, left, opens provisional ballots alongside election bureau staff Christine Marmas, right, while poll watchers observe from behind at the Schuylkill County Election Bureau in Pottsville, Pa. on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020. (The Republican-Herald Photo via AP/Lindsey Shuey)
‘A Critical Juncture’: How Many More Threats and Baseless Claims of Fraud Can Election Officials Take?

A new survey finds that the current political climate is taking a toll on election officials in the US.

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)
Fight Over Pennsylvania’s Mail-In Voting Law Headed to State Supreme Court

The court will hear oral arguments at its March 8 session in Harrisburg following an appeal by Gov. Wolf.

FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020 file photo, Chester County election workers process mail-in and absentee ballots for the 2020 general election in the United States at West Chester University in West Chester. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
State Court Strikes Down PA’s Mail-In Voting Law

A panel of Commonwealth Court judges ruled that an amendment to the state’s constitution is required before mail-in voting can be allowed in Pennsylvania.