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‘The ballots are called mail-in ballots.’ Pa. Senate approves bill eliminating drop boxes

BY: - April 13, 2022

The upper chamber voted 29-20 along party lines to approve a GOP-authored bill that would require voters who don’t return mail-in ballots through the U.S. Postal Service to deliver them to their county elections office instead of depositing them into a drop box.

Legislation eliminating ballot drop boxes advances to Pa. Senate

BY: - April 11, 2022

The Senate State Government Committee voted 7-4 along party lines to approve the bill, which requires mail-in ballots not returned through the postal service to be delivered by voters directly to their local elections office rather than deposited into a drop box. 

Fulton County commissioner ‘clarifies’ response to Senate committee investigating Pa. elections

BY: - April 4, 2022

More than a month after appearing before the Pennsylvania Senate committee that’s investigating past elections, Fulton County Commissioner Stuart Ulsh signed an affidavit to “clarify” statements he made during a September hearing. During the Sept. 9, 2021, meeting on guidance issued by the Department of State ahead of the 2020 election, Sen. Steven Santarsiero, D-Bucks, […]

Senate committee investigating Pa. elections holds hearing on ballot drop boxes, Dems walk out

BY: - March 31, 2022

Sen. Vincent Hughes, D-Philadelphia, said Democratic committee members did not have time to prepare for Thursday’s hearing.

Pa. Senate panel approves bill that would call for U.S. Constitutional convention

BY: - February 8, 2022

Seventeen states, primarily in the south where the GOP holds the majority, have called for a convention, meeting the halfway point to trigger the meeting.

From coast to coast, GOP lawmakers are seeking new powers over state elections | Analysis

BY: - January 31, 2022

This year, GOP lawmakers in at least five states are seeking reviews of the 2020 election results.

Pa. Supreme Court delays Fulton County election review

BY: - January 14, 2022

'Dominion welcomes such reviews by accredited elections entities,' the company said in a statement to the Capital-Star. 'We have made this expressly clear to county officials many times, including in legal filings. Unfortunately, this inspection does not comply with existing federal or state requirements.'

Pa. court declines request to quash Senate GOP election investigation subpoena, needs more time for review

BY: - January 10, 2022

Most of the requested information is publicly available. State law, however, prohibits the public release of someone’s driver’s license number and Social Security number.

A year after the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, election review and reform efforts continue in Pa.

BY: - January 6, 2022

As GOP members emphasize a lack of voter confidence in the electoral process, Democrats say some of their Republican colleagues’ actions helped feed doubt.

Pa. court weighs legislative subpoena issued as part of Senate election ‘investigation’

BY: - December 15, 2021

If the court grants the challengers’ request, the Department of State, which has election oversight, will not turn the identifying information over to the Senate Intergovernmental Operations Committee, the majority-Republican panel leading the review.

Pa. court to hear arguments over releasing voter information as part of election investigation

BY: - December 13, 2021

Most of the information requested as part of a legislative subpoena is already publicly available. State law, however, prohibits the public release of someone’s driver’s license number and Social Security number.

Senate GOP releases redacted contract with Envoy Sage. Here’s what’s in it

BY: - December 5, 2021

Through a spokesperson, Sen. Cris Dush, R-Jefferson, said the names of other firms that were considered will not be released to the public “out of privacy concerns for their business.”