Campaigns & Elections

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Pa.’s 2022 primary is a race for the base of the base. Why that’s a problem | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - April 15, 2022

Scorched earth campaigns, polarizing candidates. Now ask yourself why democracy is broken.

At Philly forum, 2022 hopefuls make their pitch to LGBTQ voters

BY: - April 14, 2022

Democratic U.S. Senate candidates John Fetterman and Malcolm Kenyatta were among those who spoke.

F&M poll shows Fetterman leads in Democratic U.S. Senate primary, Republican race remains wide open

BY: - April 14, 2022

A Democrat vying for the party nomination in the race for U.S. Senate has pulled ahead. Meanwhile, the Republican primary remains wide open, according to a Franklin & Marshall College poll released Thursday.

Democrat Enid Santiago survives petition challenge in Lehigh Valley’s 134th House District seat 

BY: - April 13, 2022

She will face incumbent Democratic state Rep. Peter Schweyer, D-Lehigh, who was among her petition challengers.

Corman to stay in GOP governor primary, though election logistics meant his fate was sealed

BY: - April 13, 2022

The highest-ranking Pennsylvania Senate Republican attempted to end his gubernatorial campaign — but it’s unclear if he could have had his name physically removed from the ballot even if he followed through with it. In a filing on Tuesday afternoon, Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman, R-Centre, said he was ending his campaign and asked […]

‘The ballots are called mail-in ballots.’ Pa. Senate approves bill eliminating drop boxes

BY: - April 13, 2022

The upper chamber voted 29-20 along party lines to approve a GOP-authored bill that would require voters who don’t return mail-in ballots through the U.S. Postal Service to deliver them to their county elections office instead of depositing them into a drop box.

Pa. Senate approves legislation prohibiting third parties from funding elections

BY: - April 13, 2022

The upper chamber voted 37-12 on Wednesday to approve a bill sponsored by Sen. Lisa Baker, R-Luzerne, that requires state and local governments to use public funding derived from taxes and fees to pay for election operations.

Citizens demonstrate for voting rights and fair voting districts in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 16, the 56th anniversary of the signing of the federal Voting Rights Act. The protest called for passage of the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, named for the late civil-rights activist and congressman. Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images

The Voting Rights Act is hanging by a thread; Fla. ruling may allow Supreme Court to cut it

BY: - April 13, 2022

‘Either the Fifteenth Amendment has meaning here or it doesn’t.'

COMMENTARY

Paid time off to vote? Pa. Rep. Cartwright wants to make it happen | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - April 12, 2022

Employers would have to provide at least two hours of paid time off for federal elections, the NEPA Democrat said.

Legislation eliminating ballot drop boxes advances to Pa. Senate

BY: - April 11, 2022

The Senate State Government Committee voted 7-4 along party lines to approve the bill, which requires mail-in ballots not returned through the postal service to be delivered by voters directly to their local elections office rather than deposited into a drop box. 

These Pa. lawmakers have 2022 primary challengers

BY: - April 11, 2022

Left, right and open seat, your comprehensive list of every Pa. lawmaker facing opposition on May 17.