election-investigation

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.

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.

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. 

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. 

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.

‘It’s going to happen expeditiously.’ What to know about the newly restructured election probe

BY: - August 29, 2021

“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.”

Trump allies’ lingering election probes spark public skepticism, concerns in Congress

BY: - August 8, 2021

In Pennsylvania, two counties — Philadelphia and Tioga — have rejected the bid to seek election materials and equipment, and a third, York County, has raised concerns about potential ramifications. 

Philadelphia County won’t comply with Mastriano-backed election ‘investigation’

BY: - July 30, 2021

The Philadelphia City Commissioners unanimously voted against Sen. Doug Mastriano’s, R-Franklin, sweeping request for voting equipment and information used in the 2020 general and 2021 primary elections.

‘We have real work to do.’ Pa. Sen. Laughlin breaks silence, denounces election investigation

BY: - July 29, 2021

Sen. Daniel Laughlin, who’s exploring a run for governor, denounced attempts to review the 2020 general and 2021 elections, making him the first and so far the only member of his party to voice opposition.