campaign-2020

COMMENTARY

Republicans didn’t just win Legislatures, they won the power to influence elections for years to come| Analysis

BY: - November 27, 2020

State legislatures, which will draw congressional districts that last through 2030, are dominated by the GOP.

COMMENTARY

As Pa. crosses a grim COVID-19 milestone, Republicans throw a taxpayer-funded campaign rally | John L. Micek

BY: - November 25, 2020

The GOP used your tax money to hold a campaign rally, and allow a sad little man to vent over a cell phone, about an election he already knows he's lost.

How state political parties helped big money pay for this year’s elections | Analysis

BY: - November 25, 2020

A States Newsroom analysis of federal data shows how nearly every state Republican and Democratic party helped pump more big money into this year’s elections.

Pa. certifies election results for Biden, Harris, cementing win in key 2020 battleground state

BY: - November 24, 2020

A day after Pennsylvania’s counties met to certify the results of the 2020 general election, the Pennsylvania Department of State followed suit for the presidential contest, Gov. Tom Wolf said in a tweet on Tuesday morning. “Today [the Department of State] certified the results of the November 3 election in Pennsylvania for president and vice […]

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Joe Biden’s win was a victory for Arab-Americans in Pa. and nationwide. This is why | Opinion

BY: - November 24, 2020

What Joe Biden's campaign made clear is that the path to victory isn't a choice between the base vote ("minority communities," millennials, and professional women) or ethnic voters. It's not either/or. It's both/and. 

Vanquished W. Pa. congressional hopeful, who’s part of of GOP ballot suit, praised mail-in voting earlier this year

BY: - November 23, 2020

In April, the former GOP congressional hopeful said the state's mail-in balloting law put "in place" a system that "can safeguard public health & protect the voting process." He encouraged people to "use it!"

Trump will appeal Pa. federal court decision dismissing attempt to block Pa. vote certification

BY: - November 21, 2020

A federal judge in Williamsport on Saturday delivered what could be a fatal blow to President Donald Trump's legal efforts to reverse President-elect Joe Biden's victory on Election Day, according to a published report.

Allegheny County Court judge tosses ballot challenge from GOP Senate candidate, drawing immediate appeal

BY: - November 18, 2020

The legal battle could further delay a final vote count in the race for the 45th Senate District, where Ziccarrelli, an attorney, trails incumbent Democratic Sen. Jim Brewster by just 30 votes

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This year’s divided electorate is a reminder of why we need workable, governing majorities | Bruce Ledewitz

BY: - November 18, 2020

America needs one of the two parties to become a durable governing majority. Each could, but each have flaws they need to overcome first.

Ahead of Tuesday hearing, Trump campaign drops key part of Pa. lawsuit, report

BY: - November 16, 2020

Facing a Tuesday hearing in federal court, President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign has dropped a key part of its lawsuit seeking to block the certification of election results showing Democrat Joe Biden beat Trump to carry the state and put him on track to takeover the White House. Trump’s legal team has dropped its controversial […]

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In appealing to ‘give each other a chance,’ Biden recalls the democratic charity of Abraham Lincoln | Opinion

BY: - November 13, 2020

On Nov. 7, when President-elect Joe Biden urged in his address that we “give each other a chance,” his words summoned Abraham Lincoln’s second inaugural address of 1865.

In W. Pa., Biden, Shapiro dominate, even as GOP notches gains | Analysis

BY: - November 12, 2020

Republicans in some statewide row offices and in local state legislative seats performed extremely well within Allegheny County.