2020-election

Mastriano sues Jan. 6 committee claiming it can’t compel him to testify

BY: - September 2, 2022

The U.S. House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol doesn’t have the authority to compel Pennsylvania Republican gubernatorial nominee Doug Mastriano to testify, Mastriano claims in a lawsuit. The suit, filed Thursday in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, claims the select committee is not properly constituted with […]

U.S. House committee examines efforts to pressure GOP state officials — including in Pa. — to overturn 2020 election

BY: - June 21, 2022

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

BY: - June 10, 2022

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

BY: - May 2, 2022

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

BY: - February 2, 2022

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

BY: - January 16, 2022

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.

BY: - January 6, 2022

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

BY: - December 27, 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

BY: - December 13, 2021

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

BY: - December 5, 2021

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

BY: - November 30, 2021

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

BY: - November 23, 2021

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.