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Lack of confidence in U.S. elections is just one example of the danger to democracy posed by misinformation and disinformation, much of it spread by social media. (Photo by Matthew Hatcher/Getty Images)

Misinformation is deadly. What are we going to do about it? | Kathie Obradovich

BY: - April 26, 2022

All of us have some responsibility for this serious threat to society. And all of us need to do something about it.

U.S. House panels probe election disinformation in Arizona, Florida, Ohio and Texas

BY: - April 21, 2022

The four states selected “appear to have significant issues” related to election disinformation, a committee aide said.

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The loyal opposition is a key element of democracy, and we’re losing it | Opinion

BY: - April 14, 2022

Politicians, parties used to understand that if they lost an election, they'd accept the result and try again next time.

State judges in Pa. and beyond face growing GOP pushback against rulings in election cases

BY: - February 17, 2022

Republican officials are trying to discredit state court judges who rule against them or issue rulings they disagree with in election-related cases.

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.

Pa. Senate Democrats file suit to block GOP subpoenas in 2020 election investigation

BY: - September 18, 2021

The complaint, which was filed Friday night in Commonwealth Court, asks for the state’s judges to block the subpoenas as unconstitutional, claiming that Pennsylvania Senate Republicans are attempting to unlawfully despite the election’s result. 

What you need to know about the GOP-backed audit of Pa.’s elections

BY: and - July 11, 2021

Pennsylvania’s Republican-controlled Senate took steps to review the 2020 election last week, requesting thousands of documents from three counties across the state.

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With audit, Pa. Sen. Mastriano is obscuring his own role in fomenting election chaos | Opinion

BY: - July 11, 2021

Sometimes the guy who calls the fire department is the one who started the fire.

Trump wanted U.S. Supreme Court to order new election in Pa., other states

BY: - June 15, 2021

The proposed complaint, which was never filed by the Department of Justice, featured a number of complaints about the conduct of the election in each of the six disputed states.

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We never needed a Jan. 6 Commission. We need a Nov. 3 Commission. This is why | Bruce Ledewitz

BY: - June 9, 2021

We know what caused the insurrection. What we need to do is convince millions of Americans that the election was not stolen from Donald Trump.

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Once the beneficiaries of direct democracy, the GOP wants to kill it. Where should Pa. stand? | Fletcher McClellan

BY: - June 8, 2021

The question should not be whether to restrict popular initiatives and referenda. Instead, how should such processes be adopted and perfected in Pa. and elsewhere?

Trump pressures Pa. Senate GOP to approve legislative audit of 2020 election

BY: - June 4, 2021

*This story was updated at 3:05 p.m. on Friday, 6/4/21,with a response from Senate President Pro-Tempore Jake Corman, R-Centre, and at 5:55 p.m. with a statement from Senate State Government Committee Chairman David Argall, R-Schuylkill.  Former President Donald Trump issued a statement Friday backing a legislative audit of the 2020 election in Pennsylvania. Trump celebrated […]