2020-election

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.

‘An unprecedented situation’: Loose ends remain in Fulton County election review

BY: - October 31, 2021

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.

Pa. judge grants request to join lawsuit against Senate GOP subpoena, election investigation

BY: - October 27, 2021

A Commonwealth Court judge granted a request to join the lawsuit to block the subpoena issued as part of the Pennsylvania Senate election investigation.

Request to join Pa. election lawsuit gets a day in court, Senate GOP lawmakers respond to challenge

BY: - October 22, 2021

If the court grants the request, the groups and their lawyers will be able to participate in a legal effort mounted by Senate Democrats and Attorney General Josh Shapiro.

Pa. GOP lawmaker vowed transparency, but negotiations for election probe are private

BY: - October 20, 2021

Because the General Assembly does not have to follow the same procurement practices as executive branch offices, Sen. Cris Dush, R-Jefferson, has no legal obligation to publicize engagements with third-party vendors for the election investigation.

Report sheds new light on Pa. lawmaker’s role in Trump’s pressure on Justice Dept. over election

BY: - October 7, 2021

A newly released congressional report on efforts by former President Donald Trump and his allies to pressure the U.S. Dept. of Justice and overturn the 2020 election prominently highlights a Pennsylvania lawmaker who is a close Trump ally, and who was in the vanguard of lawmakers who objected to certifying President Joe Biden’s victory last […]