2020-election

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 […]

Negotiations are ‘ongoing,’ but Senate panel has yet to hire third-party vendor for election probe

BY: - October 4, 2021

“It wouldn’t make sense to spend taxpayer dollars for an investigation if the courts would overrule our clear constitutional legal authority to provide oversight,” Jason Thompson, a spokesperson for Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman, R-Centre, told the Capital-Star.

Pa.’s top prosecutor sues to block subpoenas issued as part of Senate GOP election investigation

BY: and - September 23, 2021

In an 85-page suit, Attorney General Josh Shapiro argues that the subpoenas issued as part of the election investigation threaten Pennsylvanians’ rights to “free and fair elections and to the protection of their personal information.”

Pa. Senate committee launches election investigation, beginning with 2020 guidance

BY: - September 9, 2021

Fulton County Board of Commissioners Chairman Stuart Ulsh, the only local official to testify before the 11-member panel, said that while guidance sent by the state agency with election oversight was confusing, there is no evidence of fraud. 

Top Pa. Senate Republican expects subpoenas will be necessary for election investigation

BY: - September 7, 2021

Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman, R-Centre, isn’t hopeful acting Secretary of State Veronica Degraffenreid will participate in the first hearing as part of a probe into the 2020 general and 2021 primary elections. 

GOP Feud: Corman changes forensic investigation, reassigns Mastriano’s staff in squabble over probe

BY: - August 20, 2021

'For six weeks, I’ve been working in good faith with my Republican leadership, and they’ve done nothing but stonewall me,' Sen. Doug Mastriano told a right-wing news outlet.

Pa. GOP lawmaker says the cause for a forensic election investigation is ‘weakened and diminished’

BY: - August 19, 2021

Sen. Doug Mastriano, R-Franklin, said his cause had “been weakened and diminished,” a Republican state lawmaker behind an Arizona-style investigation of Pennsylvania’s election results has pressed pause on the probe.