Election 2020

GOP Feud: Corman changes forensic investigation, reassigns Mastriano’s staff in squabble over probe

BY: - August 20, 2021

'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’

BY: - August 19, 2021

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.

Two Pa. lawmakers are working on bipartisan election reform. Here’s what they’ve proposed

BY: - August 17, 2021

Two months after a panel of lawmakers released a report on election integrity, the Republican and Democratic heads of a Senate committee with election oversight are putting its recommendations into action.

Pa. Democrats running for U.S. Senate united in efforts to maintain party majority in Congress

BY: - August 16, 2021

Democrats vying for the party nomination in the 2022 race to fill one of Pennsylvania’s two U.S. Senate seats are taking campaign efforts across the state — united in their efforts to maintain the party’s narrow majority in Washington.

Philadelphia County won’t comply with Mastriano-backed election ‘investigation’

BY: - July 30, 2021

The Philadelphia City Commissioners unanimously voted against Sen. Doug Mastriano’s, R-Franklin, sweeping request for voting equipment and information used in the 2020 general and 2021 primary elections.

‘We have real work to do.’ Pa. Sen. Laughlin breaks silence, denounces election investigation

BY: - July 29, 2021

Sen. Daniel Laughlin, who’s exploring a run for governor, denounced attempts to review the 2020 general and 2021 elections, making him the first and so far the only member of his party to voice opposition.

Pa. GOP lawmaker says Senate committee will meet soon to vote on subpoenas for election review

BY: - July 28, 2021

Sen. Doug Mastriano said it’s not a question of if the Senate Intergovernmental Operations Committee will subpoena information — but when.

‘This is not about politics’: Pa. GOP lawmakers accuse Department of State of intimidation tactics

BY: - July 23, 2021

Sens. Doug Mastriano and Judy Ward respond to the Department of State's decision to decertify Fulton County election machines.

York Co. raises objections to Pa. Sen. Mastriano’s election audit request

BY: - July 15, 2021

Just a day after Tioga County announced it would deny a request for access to election documents and equipment from a Republican state lawmaker, another county has raised objections to the request.  On Thursday afternoon, York County Commissioners – two Republicans and one Democrat – responded to a letter mailed last week by state Sen. […]

Pa. GOP lawmaker Mastriano doubles down on election audit, requests meeting with President Biden

BY: - July 13, 2021

Mastriano, who shared the letter online Monday evening, also requested a meeting with President JoeBiden, who delivered a speech on voting rights in Philadelphia on Tuesday.

What you need to know about the GOP-backed audit of Pa.’s elections

BY: and - July 11, 2021

Pennsylvania’s Republican-controlled Senate took steps to review the 2020 election last week, requesting thousands of documents from three counties across the state.

GOP Legislature says it funded election audits; Wolf, Auditor General DeFoor disagree

BY: - June 29, 2021

Editor’s note: This story was updated at 9:03 p.m. 6/29/21 to reflect that Erica Clayton Wright told the Capital-Star that the draft budget was “out of date.” Under pressure from former supporters of President Donald Trump, Pennsylvania’s legislative Republicans gave $3.1 million to the state’s auditor general to fund future election audits. But the problem? […]