Election 2020

COMMENTARY

Pa. Republicans need to just say they’ll respect the election results. Period | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - September 25, 2020

Corman and his fellow Republicans can say two things to reassure Pennsylvania voters. And they're not hard.

PA GOP disputes assertions in bombshell Atlantic story

BY: - September 24, 2020

One day after Pennsylvania’s Republican state party chairman was quoted in a national magazine raising the possibility of an electoral college meltdown in the Keystone State, party officials issued a statement denouncing the reporter and emphasizing a commitment to timely and accurate election results. In a statement released Thursday, a party spokeswoman claims that comments […]

What’s a ‘naked ballot?’ And why will it will lead to your Pa. mail-in ballot being rejected?

BY: - September 24, 2020

Pennsylvania might have a very big problem with counting the upcoming election results, and it all could hinge on “naked ballots.”

Lambda Legal discusses LGBTQ stakes in Supreme Court

BY: - September 24, 2020

One of the highest-profile cases before the Supreme Court this fall is Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, which involves the placement of Philadelphia foster children.

COMMENTARY

New F&M Poll: Biden leads Trump, 49-40 percent in Pa.; Biden gets edge on managing pandemic | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - September 24, 2020

The poll, conducted from Sept. 14-20, has a margin of error of 6.5 percentage points, rendering Biden's lead among likely voters, the most predictive sample, an effective dead heat.

In Luzerne Co., feds investigate issues with mail-in ballots

BY: - September 23, 2020

Federal officials are investigating a “small number of mail-in” ballots that were sent into Luzerne County’s Bureau of Elections on Sept. 17, according to the local District Attorney’s office.

Pennsylvania General Election 2020: Your guide to the Nov. 3 presidential and statewide elections

BY: - September 23, 2020

As of this writing, the Nov. 3 general election is just 41 days away. And if we know one thing about it, it’s that it’s going to look like no election we’ve seen in our lifetime.

COMMENTARY

So Pat Toomey cravenly pivoted on Trump’s SCOTUS pick? Shocking. | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - September 23, 2020

Could have been worse. He could have waited until the last minute. Again.

How the Capital-Star will cover the 2020 Election: What you need to know, how to help

BY: - September 23, 2020

We're committed to comprehensive coverage. But we also want you, our readers, to let us know what you want to see in our stories.

As COVID-19 deaths cross 200K, Trump barnstorms PGH, mocking Biden for wearing a mask

BY: - September 22, 2020

“I wonder in the debate, when him and I get on stage, is he going to walk in with a mask?” Trump joked. “I’ll be honest, he feels good about the mask, and that’s okay, whatever makes you feel good.

Harrisburg Republicans seek to block extended mail-in ballot deadline

BY: and - September 22, 2020

GOP leaders argue that the state’s highest court overstepped its authority in a ruling extending the deadline for some mail-in ballots.

With fight looming over Ginsburg’s replacement Pa.’s Casey lines up in opposition, Toomey still silent

BY: - September 21, 2020

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., says he opposes naming a replacement before the election. U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., hasn't said yet.