States weigh how to shield election officials from threats, harassment
Criminal justice reform advocates and advocacy groups say they don’t believe in increasing criminal penalties in a time of over-policing.
Map: How Pa. counties plan to count 3.1 million mail-in ballots
The Capital-Star staff surveyed the state’s 67 county election directors to learn how they’ll tackle the mountain of mail-in ballots, which are expected to exceed 3 million statewide.
Want to hand-deliver your ballot in Pa.? Here’s a map of election offices and drop boxes
The Capital-Star compiled this map of locations where voters can hand-deliver their mail-in ballots on or before Election Day.
Biden says he’ll support election outcome but Trump urges supporters to ‘watch very carefully’
Biden defended mail balloting as safe, secure, necessary amid the coronavirus pandemic—and a practice that Trump also uses to cast his vote.
How state governments across the country are working to ensure election security | Analysis
By Jerod MacDonald-Evoy There is no evidence, despite partisan claims to the contrary, that mail-in ballots are rife with voting fraud — but there are parts of the election system that security researchers say are at far greater risk for malicious activity. National elections such as the one in November, when Americans will decide whether […]
PA GOP disputes assertions in bombshell Atlantic story
One day after Pennsylvania’s Republican state party chairman was quoted in a national magazine raising the possibility of an electoral college meltdown in the Keystone State, party officials issued a statement denouncing the reporter and emphasizing a commitment to timely and accurate election results. In a statement released Thursday, a party spokeswoman claims that comments […]
County officials facing primary election uncertainties tell Senate panel they know one thing: It could take several days to tally results
More than 880,000 Pennsylvanians have already applied to vote by mail in the primary election -- more than eight times the number in the 2016 presidential primary election.
We’re at a pre-9/11 turning point in protecting our elections. We can’t make the same mistake again | Opinion
Those who block electoral security, keep our voting machines outdated, and stonewall investigations of foreign hackers are no different from those who allowed 9/11 to happen.
Pa. is about to drop a bundle on new voting machines. Who’s going to make sure they’re secure? | Wednesday Morning Coffee
No, Washington isn't going to help.
Technology alone isn’t enough. We need well-trained poll workers to safeguard our elections | Opinion
Machines and technology are only one part of safeguarding our elections.
Republican lawmakers question 2020 deadline for voting machine replacements
The exchange came during a budget hearing before the Pennsylvania Senate Appropriations Committee.