election-2022

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U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock, D-Ga., Democratic U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock, D-Ga., campaigning in Atlanta on Monday 10/24/22 (Capital-Star photo by Ariana Figueroa).

Early voting mattered In Georgia in 2022. Don’t let them cancel it in 2024 | John A. Tures

BY: - November 28, 2022

It would be a slap in the face to working Americans and the parents of school-aged children

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Voters in the midterm elections decided that the GOP would run the House, while the Democrats would run the Senate. Liu Jie/Xinhua via Getty Images.

What the midterm results say about U.S. voters in 2022 | Opinion

BY: - November 27, 2022

They reflected the diversity of the electorate and were not the endorsement or repudiation of a candidate’s or party’s agenda.

abortion protest capitol

Abortion advocates aim to outflank lawmakers in 2024 using ballot measures | Analysis

BY: - November 26, 2022

The midterms showed the political potency of abortion ballot measures.

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Outgoing Pa. House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghfoff, R-Centre (Capital-Star photo by Peter Hall).

Rolling the dice on redistricting was a bad bet for Pa. House Republicans | Opinion

BY: - November 26, 2022

GOP leaders’ refusal to engage on redistricting reform helps to explain their stunning loss of power.

Shapiro transition team pulls in experience from Democratic and Republican administrations

BY: - November 23, 2022

“It obviously sends a very strong and sincere message that he’s wanting to get stuff done,” former Democratic Party chair T.J. Rooney said.

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A voting sign in Philadelphia

Election Day was a win for truth, democracy and opportunity | Jill Sunday Bartoli

BY: - November 23, 2022

We're yearning to build a safer, kinder world that embraces and supports everyone.

Pa. House Republican leadership gets a shakeup as control of the chamber is in limbo

BY: - November 22, 2022

House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff, R-Centre, is bowing out of his leadership role with control of the lower chamber uncertain.

SHARIF STREET AT PRESS CLUB

Pa. Dems Chair Sharif Street on Election ’22: Three takeaways | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - November 22, 2022

Democrats 'held [themselves] out as the grown-ups in the room,' the Philadelphia Democrat said.

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A week out from Election Day, outside groups have reported spending $7.7 million on behalf of Democratic and Republican candidates. (Photo by Daniella Heminghaus for the New Jersey Monitor)

Yes, there were Election Day problems in Luzerne Co. No, that’s not a sign of fraud | Opinion

BY: - November 22, 2022

In the future, Luzerne County Council needs to fully fund the Bureau of Elections in the county budget.

The Shapiro Effect: Were there coattails for down-ballot Pa. Dems? | Monday Morning Coffee

BY: - November 21, 2022

Pa.'s new governor-elect ran up some big numbers. Did other Dems benefit? It's complicated.

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Shapiro, Senate Republicans will have to work together. Can they do it? | Ray E. Landis

BY: - November 21, 2022

Both say they want to move Pa. forward. Their methods and policies inevitably will differ.

Pa. House Democrats secure majority with Rep. Todd Stephens’ concession in close race

BY: - November 17, 2022

(*This story was updated at 6:20 p.m., Thursday, 11/17/2022 to include the vote total) Democrats secured control of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives on Thursday when incumbent Republican state Rep. Todd Stephens, R-Montgomery, conceded his loss to Democratic challenger Melissa Cerrato.  Montgomery County elections officials counted provisional ballots on Thursday after lawyers for the Democratic […]