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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 Democrats ask for courts to push back subpoena deadline, block hiring of vendor for GOP election review

BY: - September 23, 2021

Both Senate Republican and Democrats legal efforts will be paid for with taxpayer money.

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Report flags corporate donors to GOP lawmakers tied to Pa. election probe | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - September 23, 2021

'Why haven’t the corporations that have supported these anti-democratic representatives in the past condemned their rhetoric?' an activist group asks .

Pa. Sen. Mastriano barred from attending private Senate GOP meetings

BY: and - September 22, 2021

Sen. Doug Mastriano, R-Franklin, will no longer have access to closed-door caucus meetings.

To kick off election investigation, Pa. Senate GOP subpoenas voters’ social security numbers

BY: - September 15, 2021

The legal requests are the opening shots in what could be a long, messy fight over legislative Republicans efforts to review former President Donald Trump’s reelection loss.

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The Pa. Senate’s electoral dog-and-pony show. What’s being overlooked? | Editorial Cartoon

BY: - September 11, 2021

A Pa. Senate committee is examining alleged 'irregularities' in the 2020 election. Meanwhile, much remains left undone.

Top Pa. Senate Republican calls for subpoenas for Dept. of State in election probe

BY: - September 10, 2021

The Department of State, which has oversight of Pennsylvania's elections, declined the invitation of the Senate Intergovernmental Operations Committee, citing active litigation, the Capital-Star previously reported

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. 

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Here’s what Pa. lawmakers aren’t coming back early to fix | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - September 9, 2021

The Republican-controlled state House sent a clear signal this week on what it considers important. Voters need to pay attention

Democrats, GOP lawmakers in Pa., elsewhere push back against partisan election reviews

BY: - September 9, 2021

Inspired by former President Donald Trump’s baseless accusation of widespread voter fraud, the inquiries are taking place in two states won by President Joe Biden. They come as the similarly partisan review wraps up in Arizona, where investigators chased conspiracy theories and accepted millions of dollars from Trump allies.

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. 

Pa. election investigation hearings begin next week, Senate committee seeks public testimony

BY: - September 3, 2021

The Senate Intergovernmental Operations Committee will hold the first public hearing as part of the investigation on Sept. 9 at the Capitol, chairman Sen. Cris Dush, R-Jefferson, announced late Thursday. A time and hearing room have yet to be determined.