Pennsylvania’s mail-in voting law survives constitutional challenge by GOP lawmakers
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that the General Assembly did not exceed its authority when it passed the law that allows voting by mail without an excuse.
While GOP lawmaker amplifies call for election reform, state officials push back on misinformation
Three lawsuits and a GOP lawmaker's calls for election reform have state officials reassuring the public that their votes will be heard in November.
Wave of GOP primary challengers seek Harrisburg shakeup over mail-in voting, pandemic response
Among those who face opponents are House Speaker Bryan Cutler, R-Lancaster, both chambers’ top budget officials — House and Senate Appropriations Committee chairs Rep. Stan Saylor, R-York, and Sen. Pat Browne, R-Lehigh — and a handful of other minor members of leadership, as well as a number of rank-and-file members.
Pennsylvania’s mail-in voting law has its day in Supreme Court
Roles were reversed in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Tuesday, as attorneys argued over the fate of the state’s three-year-old mail-in voting law, with lawyers for Gov. Tom Wolf arguing to protect legislative power, and lawyers for 14 dissident lawmakers arguing to undo a law that 11 of them had voted to approve. The law, […]
GOP lawmakers celebrate Act 77 ruling, though what’s next is unclear
The order, which struck down mail-in ballots, has already been appealed, and further legislative action is on hold.
Pennsylvania’s mail-in voting law unconstitutional, state court says; Wolf admin appeals
Fourteen Republican lawmakers filed the challenge last September.
Republicans say voter ID will increase voters’ trust in elections; researchers say otherwise
Add in a lack of faith in the GOP proper, and compromise on election reforms is seemingly hard to come by.
National, state Democrats attempt to intervene in lawsuit over Pa.’s vote-by-mail law
The Democratic National Committee and Pennsylvania Democratic Party requested to intervene in a lawsuit filed in August by 14 legislative Republicans who asked the Commonwealth Court to declare the law unconstitutional.
14 House Republicans file lawsuit to strike down Pa.’s vote-by mail law. 11 voted for it
Fourteen Pennsylvania House Republicans filed a new lawsuit this week alleging that the state’s vote-by-mail law, which was passed with near-unanimous Republican support in 2019, is unconstitutional. The 34-page suit filed in Commonwealth Court on Tuesday night asks for the state court to declare the law unconstitutional, and prevent the state from issuing mail-in ballots […]
GOP 2022 gubernatorial hopefuls spar over Pa. vote by-mail law
In the lead up to the 2022 governor’s race, some Pennsylvania Republican hopefuls are reaching for a new way to question conservative credentials — did their rival vote to approve no-excuse mail-in ballots?
Report: In a shift, Wolf says he’d support ‘reasonable’ voter ID requirements
The revelation was part of an interview with the Philadelphia Inquirer published Tuesday, in which Wolf said he had previously drawn a line in the sand on bills containing voter ID language.
An ‘off-year’ election? There’s no such thing for these local officials.
Now, without the pressure of a heated presidential election cycle or the early panic of the COVID-19 pandemic, its impact on county election officials is becoming even more clear: they say they’re saddled with more administrative tasks and deadlines, and some have little confidence that the state legislators who write election laws will meaningfully improve their working conditions.