election-issues

14 House Republicans file lawsuit to strike down Pa.’s vote-by mail law. 11 voted for it

BY: - September 2, 2021

Fourteen Pennsylvania House Republicans filed a new lawsuit this week alleging that the state’s vote-by-mail law, which was passed with near-unanimous Republican support in 2019, is unconstitutional. The 34-page suit filed in Commonwealth Court on Tuesday night asks for the state court to declare the law unconstitutional, and prevent the state from issuing mail-in ballots […]

Capital-Star Q+A: 2022 GOP gov. candidate Jason Richey on taxes, hyperloop, and voting

BY: - August 27, 2021

The Capital-Star is trying to sit down with as many candidates as possible to ask them about their campaigns, background, and issues impacting Pennsylvanians.

Wolf vetoes Republican voting bill; GOP pivots to constitutional referendums

BY: - June 30, 2021

Such measures are approved by the Legislature before they go before voters in a referendum. Governors have no say on their ratification.

With new amendment strategy, Pa. GOP could target voter ID, mail-in ballots

BY: - June 20, 2021

Nowhere is this newfound love of permanent changes to the commonwealth’s governing document clearer than in the fight over Pennsylvania’s election law. 

Capital-Star Q+A: Rep. Seth Grove on election hearings, voter fraud, and the future of reform in Pa.

BY: - April 22, 2021

The Capital-Star sat down with Grove on Tuesday to discuss the hearings, his past actions, and what he expects for the future.

Harrisburg Republicans meet with Kansas’s Kobach to talk election, immigration policy

BY: - April 7, 2021

The session, organized by arch-conservative Rep. Daryl Metcalfe, R-Butler, included former Kansas Republican Secretary of State Kris Kobach, an unspecified number of GOP lawmakers, as well as the state House GOP’s top election official. 

Capitol siege lays bare GOP electoral misinformation in Harrisburg

BY: and - January 10, 2021

“I do believe words have consequences,” Republican state Rep. Natalie Mihalek, of Washington County, told the Capital-Star. “And those consequences were on full display” at the U.S. Capitol.

Threatening primaries, Trump supporters make one last pitch for Pa. Republicans to block election results

BY: - November 30, 2020

Republicans in the House and Senate have been saying since before the election they have no mechanism to change the presidential outcome.

With audit rejected, lawmakers shift focus to future changes to Pa.’s election code

BY: - November 23, 2020

A bipartisan legislative research panel has rejected a watered-down House Republican proposal to complete a duplicative audit of the 2020 presidential election.  The rejection was the latest in a running battle between Harrisburg Republicans and Democrats over the election’s administration, featuring tough rhetoric backed by scant evidence in preview of a 2021 voting reform push. […]

False claims, legal challenges, denial: Is this a coup d’etat? | Analysis

BY: - November 15, 2020

The Capital-Star reached out to researchers and political science experts to find out if the term could, or should be applied to actions and accusations by President Donald Trump’s Republican allies on Capitol Hill and in Pennsylvania. 

The Pa. House will review the 2020 election, but it’s unlikely it will change the results

BY: - November 10, 2020

While the Republican-controlled Pennsylvania House is preparing for a wide ranging review of the 2020 election, the review appears unlikely to impact President Donald Trump’s loss in the Keystone State.

Trump campaign cites Republican candidate as proof of mail-in voter fraud in Pa.

BY: - September 5, 2020

But searching for evidence to back up the claims in a federal court challenge to Pennsylvania’s mail-in ballot law, Trump's campaign is instead using a Republican state House candidate as evidence of wrongdoing.