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Marley Parish

Marley Parish

A Pennsylvania native, Marley Parish covers the Senate for the Capital-Star. She previously reported on government, education and community issues for the Centre Daily Times and has a background in writing, editing and design. A graduate of Allegheny College, Marley served as editor of the campus newspaper, where she also covered everything from student government to college sports.

Commonwealth Court orders counties to count segregated undated ballots, report two tallies to Department of State

By: - June 3, 2022

Undated ballots that arrived on time in the Pennsylvania 2022 primary election will count toward official tallies in the narrow Republican U.S. Senate race. But a Commonwealth Court judge has ordered counties to track how many there are.

U.S. Supreme Court order could impact narrow Pa. GOP U.S. Senate race

By: - May 31, 2022

Lawyers for the candidates appeared in Commonwealth Court earlier Tuesday to argue whether timely — yet undated — ballots should count toward final results.

Commonwealth Court hears arguments over counting undated Pa. mail ballots

By: - May 31, 2022

The legal challenge brought by Dave McCormick aims to close the narrow gap by ensuring that counties count ballots received on time but were missing a date or were incorrectly dated.

Gift ban advocates look to circumvent GOP leadership, pressure lawmakers

By: - May 27, 2022

Previous efforts to tighten Pennsylvania’s gift laws have died in the General Assembly, but lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have expressed a desire for a more comprehensive ban over the last year.

What to know about the Pa. GOP U.S. Senate race recount

By: - May 26, 2022

The margin between GOP candidates Mehmet Oz and Dave McCormick is enough to trigger an automatic statewide recount, with less than 0.5 percent of the vote separating them as of Thursday afternoon.

Pa. GOP U.S. Senate primary race headed for a recount

By: - May 25, 2022

Unofficial results for the contest from all 67 counties show Oz with 419,365 votes and McCormick with 418,463 votes.

With GOP U.S. Senate results still unknown, Pa. election officials issue guidance amid litigation

By: - May 24, 2022

On Tuesday morning, McCormick's campaign filed an application for emergency relief in the case, asking Commonwealth Court to immediately order county election boards to count mail ballots without a handwritten date.

Pa.’s GOP U.S. Senate race still too close to call. Here’s what to know

By: - May 19, 2022

Pennsylvania election law requires a recount if the difference between the final two candidates for a statewide office is 0.5 percent of the vote or less.

Pa. GOP U.S. Senate race likely to trigger a recount

By: - May 18, 2022

With less than a percentage point separating Trump-endorsed celebrity heart surgeon Mehmet Oz and former hedge fund CEO David McCormick as they vie for the Republican Party’s nomination for U.S. Senate, the race is likely to see a recount. As of 5 p.m. on Wednesday, unofficial and incomplete results show the candidates within the 0.5 […]

Following a stroke, Lt. Gov. Fetterman says he’s fit to resume duties next week

By: - May 18, 2022

Lt. Gov. John Fetterman submitted a formal declaration to the Legislature on Wednesday, informing House and Senate leaders that he is fit to serve, effective in four days.

Fetterman projected winner of Pa.’s Democratic U.S. Senate race

By: - May 17, 2022

Fetterman, 52, defeated U.S. Rep. Conor Lamb and state Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta, advancing to the November general election.

Election Day is May 17. Here’s a look at who’s running for U.S. Senate, Lt. Gov. in Pa.

By: and - May 15, 2022

With GOP U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey retiring from public office, Democrats see this as one of the few chances to gain a seat and build on what’s now a narrow majority in the upper chamber.