Slim majority sees reckoning over racial history as a positive | The Numbers Racket
More than 400 years after the first Africans were brought to what would become the United States on slave ships, 53 percent of American adults say that increased attention to that history is a good thing for society while 26 percent say the opposite.
Pa. Senate Democrats file suit to block GOP subpoenas in 2020 election investigation
The complaint, which was filed Friday night in Commonwealth Court, asks for the state’s judges to block the subpoenas as unconstitutional, claiming that Pennsylvania Senate Republicans are attempting to unlawfully despite the election’s result.
To block school mask order, House GOP appeals to arcane committee
Majority House Republicans have asked an obscure state regulatory oversight committee to review the Wolf administration’s school mask mandate. In a 15-5 vote on Tuesday, the GOP-controlled House Health Committee’s lawmakers approved a six-page letter laying out their legal objections to the order. It goes on to request that the Commonwealth Joint Committee on Documents […]
Pa. Senate committee launches election investigation, beginning with 2020 guidance
Fulton County Board of Commissioners Chairman Stuart Ulsh, the only local official to testify before the 11-member panel, said that while guidance sent by the state agency with election oversight was confusing, there is no evidence of fraud.
Democrats, GOP lawmakers in Pa., elsewhere push back against partisan election reviews
Inspired by former President Donald Trump’s baseless accusation of widespread voter fraud, the inquiries are taking place in two states won by President Joe Biden. They come as the similarly partisan review wraps up in Arizona, where investigators chased conspiracy theories and accepted millions of dollars from Trump allies.
Top Pa. Senate Republican expects subpoenas will be necessary for election investigation
Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman, R-Centre, isn’t hopeful acting Secretary of State Veronica Degraffenreid will participate in the first hearing as part of a probe into the 2020 general and 2021 primary elections.
Pa. election investigation hearings begin next week, Senate committee seeks public testimony
The Senate Intergovernmental Operations Committee will hold the first public hearing as part of the investigation on Sept. 9 at the Capitol, chairman Sen. Cris Dush, R-Jefferson, announced late Thursday. A time and hearing room have yet to be determined.
‘It’s going to happen expeditiously.’ What to know about the newly restructured election probe
“I’m committed to taking it wherever it takes me and wherever it takes this committee,” Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman said of the investigation. “And it’s going to happen expeditiously.”
Months after its launch, risk-limiting election audit pilot comes under review by Senate panel
Acting Secretary of State Veronica Degraffenreid outlined the risk-limiting audit, a post-election review piloted during the 2020 general and 2021 primary elections, before a Senate panel on Tuesday.
Pa. GOP lawmaker says he’s taking election investigation ‘very seriously’
Sen. Cris Dush, now tasked with leading an investigation into the state’s elections, says he’s taking the newfound responsibility “very seriously.”
GOP Feud: Corman changes forensic investigation, reassigns Mastriano’s staff in squabble over probe
'For six weeks, I’ve been working in good faith with my Republican leadership, and they’ve done nothing but stonewall me,' Sen. Doug Mastriano told a right-wing news outlet.
Pa. GOP lawmaker says the cause for a forensic election investigation is ‘weakened and diminished’
Sen. Doug Mastriano, R-Franklin, said his cause had “been weakened and diminished,” a Republican state lawmaker behind an Arizona-style investigation of Pennsylvania’s election results has pressed pause on the probe.