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Senate panel proceeds with election bill hearing despite Department of State absence

BY: - October 5, 2021

The Senate State Government Committee met for 25 minutes on Tuesday.

Pa. county officials say bipartisan election reform bill is a step toward ‘badly-needed relief’

BY: - September 24, 2021

The 11-page bill allows for precanvassing of mail-in ballots at least three days before an election and moves back the deadline to receive applications for mail-in ballots from one week to two weeks before an election.

Months after its launch, risk-limiting election audit pilot comes under review by Senate panel

BY: - August 24, 2021

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.

Pa. GOP lawmaker says he’s taking election investigation ‘very seriously’

BY: - August 23, 2021

Sen. Cris Dush, now tasked with leading an investigation into the state’s elections, says he’s taking the newfound responsibility “very seriously.”

Pa. GOP lawmaker says the cause for a forensic election investigation is ‘weakened and diminished’

BY: - August 19, 2021

Sen. Doug Mastriano, R-Franklin, said his cause had “been weakened and diminished,” a Republican state lawmaker behind an Arizona-style investigation of Pennsylvania’s election results has pressed pause on the probe.

Pa. Democrats running for U.S. Senate united in efforts to maintain party majority in Congress

BY: - August 16, 2021

Democrats vying for the party nomination in the 2022 race to fill one of Pennsylvania’s two U.S. Senate seats are taking campaign efforts across the state — united in their efforts to maintain the party’s narrow majority in Washington.

Tioga County calls on Sen. Mastriano to stop ‘unnecessary chaos’ of forensic investigation

BY: - August 10, 2021

The Tioga County commissioners asked Sen. Doug Mastriano, R-Franklin, to stop his proposed forensic investigation into Pennsylvania elections.

‘This is not about politics’: Pa. GOP lawmakers accuse Department of State of intimidation tactics

BY: - July 23, 2021

Sens. Doug Mastriano and Judy Ward respond to the Department of State's decision to decertify Fulton County election machines.

Pa. GOP lawmaker Mastriano doubles down on election audit, requests meeting with President Biden

BY: - July 13, 2021

Mastriano, who shared the letter online Monday evening, also requested a meeting with President JoeBiden, who delivered a speech on voting rights in Philadelphia on Tuesday.

Pa. Senate sends Voter ID constitutional amendment to House for review

BY: - June 23, 2021

Wednesday’s Senate vote comes one day after the GOP-controlled House passed a Republican rewrite of Pennsylvania’s election code.