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.
Capital-Star Q+A: Pa. House Speaker Bryan Cutler talks misinformation, amendments and marijuana
The Capital-Star spoke with House Speaker Bryan Cutler, R-Lancaster, recently. Among the youngest people to oversee the Pennsylvania House, the upcoming two years will be his first full session as the Republican-controlled chamber’s presiding officer.
Mail-in ballots prove popular in weeks since their debut
More than 20,000 voters across Pennsylvania have requested mail-in ballots in the two weeks since the application went live on Feb. 11, the Department of State announced in a press release Thursday.