U.S. House committee examines efforts to pressure GOP state officials — including in Pa. — to overturn 2020 election
In a Tuesday hearing, the U.S. House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 attack at the U.S. Capitol showed testimony from House Speaker Bryan Cutler, R-Lancaster, and played voicemails left by Trump lawyers who pushed unsubstantiated claims of a fraudulent election.
Pardons, Proud Boys, assault of a police officer: Pennsylvania’s ties to Jan. 6 committee findings
U.S. Rep. Scott Perry contacted the Trump White House, seeking a presidential pardon after the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.
Jan. 6 panel asks three GOP members of the U.S. House to cooperate in probe
The U.S. House committee looking into the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol sent letters Monday to Reps. Andy Biggs of Arizona, Mo Brooks of Alabama and Ronny Jackson of Texas, asking them to share information about meetings and conversations they had in the days and weeks leading up to the insurrection.
Bipartisan coalition discuss accountability in the 2022 political cycle, tracking election deniers
States United Action — a nonpartisan nonprofit that advocates for election integrity — recently launched an online tool, dubbed “Replacing the Refs,” to track 2022 candidates for governor, attorney general, and secretary of state who have rejected the 2020 election results.
Government watchdog latest to sue Fulton County over missing 2020 election review documents
The lawsuit asks the court to compel the release of election officials’ communications with outside parties, including those involved with reviewing the election results and voting equipment.
A year after the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, election review and reform efforts continue in Pa.
As GOP members emphasize a lack of voter confidence in the electoral process, Democrats say some of their Republican colleagues’ actions helped feed doubt.
Year in review: The top 5 Capital-Star stories of 2021
From mask mandates and election investigations, to COVID-19 and lawmaker arrests, there was no shortage of important stories to tell in 2021.
Pa. court to hear arguments over releasing voter information as part of election investigation
Most of the information requested as part of a legislative subpoena is already publicly available. State law, however, prohibits the public release of someone’s driver’s license number and Social Security number.
Senate GOP releases redacted contract with Envoy Sage. Here’s what’s in it
Through a spokesperson, Sen. Cris Dush, R-Jefferson, said the names of other firms that were considered will not be released to the public “out of privacy concerns for their business.”
‘It’s been an honor’: Al Schmidt to resign as Philadelphia commissioner to head good gov’t group
Al Schmidt succeeds David Thornburgh, who has served as president and CEO since 2014.
What to know about the vendor that’s conducting the Pa. Senate’s election investigation
The Pennsylvania Senate has entered into a six-month, $270,00 agreement with Envoy Sage, LLC as part of efforts to investigate the electoral process and identify possible weaknesses in the state’s election law.
‘An unprecedented situation’: Loose ends remain in Fulton County election review
Records obtained through a Right-to-Know request and released this month by American Oversight, a left-leaning government watchdog, confirm previous reports that Sen. Doug Mastriano, R-Franklin, helped coordinate an election review in Fulton County, with assistance from Sen. Judy Ward, R-Blair.