Democrats, GOP lawmakers in Pa., elsewhere push back against partisan election reviews
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
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
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.
‘It’s going to happen expeditiously.’ What to know about the newly restructured election probe
“I’m committed to taking it wherever it takes me and wherever it takes this committee,” Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman said of the investigation. “And it’s going to happen expeditiously.”
Months after its launch, risk-limiting election audit pilot comes under review by Senate panel
Acting Secretary of State Veronica Degraffenreid outlined the risk-limiting audit, a post-election review piloted during the 2020 general and 2021 primary elections, before a Senate panel on Tuesday.
New poll: Pa. voters are a hard ‘no’ on gerrymandering | Tuesday Morning Coffee
Nearly nine in 10 respondents oppose gerrymandering and seven in 10 say they'd have a serious problem if they're stuck with gerrymandered districts.
Pa. GOP lawmaker says he’s taking election investigation ‘very seriously’
Sen. Cris Dush, now tasked with leading an investigation into the state’s elections, says he’s taking the newfound responsibility “very seriously.”
Mastriano, Pa. state lawmakers visit Arizona election audit
According to a press release from Mastriano, no taxpayer money was used on the trip.
‘Our rights will be defended’: Mastriano brings the fight over ‘Second Amendment Sanctuaries’ to the Pa. Capitol
Even as President Joe Biden’s White House and Democrats on Capitol Hill move to combat an epidemic of gun violence nationwide through executive orders and legislative action, Republicans governors and state lawmakers are racing to short-circuit such efforts by turning their states into “Second Amendment Sanctuaries” where federal restrictions would be flouted and agents would […]
Pa. lawmakers just can’t resist comparing things to the Holocaust & Nazis. It’s time to banish this lazy and offensive rhetoric from our dialogue | Opinion
The Holocaust is not a rhetorical device to be manipulated and deployed against one’s political opponents, and to use it as such is contemptible.
In the Pa. Senate, an object lesson in how not to respond to a national tragedy | Thursday Morning Coffee
There were any number of ways that state Sen. Cris Dush, R-Jefferson, could have responded to a murderous rampage in Georgia on Tuesday night. He picked the worst one.
Pa. conservatives’ hopes for subpoena-fueled election investigation quashed by political reality
The effort was first announced at a press conference last week, when 26 House and Senate Republicans — barely a fifth of all GOP lawmakers — called for the General Assembly to delay the certification of Pennsylvania’s 2020 results until lawmakers could conduct their own election audit.