mail-in-ballots

GOP election bill with voter ID, tighter mail-in ballot deadlines passes Pa. House

BY: and - June 22, 2021

General Assembly Republicans are all in on the House GOP’s 150-page election bill to rewrite Pennsylvania’s election code with tighter deadlines, stricter voter verification requirements, and more controls on how voters return ballots. The proposal passed the state House by a 110-91 margin Tuesday evening, and a Senate vote could follow within the week, sending […]

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. 

With election reforms on GOP’s radar, Wolf and Democrats draw red line on voter ID, other proposals

BY: - June 9, 2021

“I will always uphold our democracy,” Wolf said Wednesday. “I am here to get things done for the people of Pennsylvania. But I am also a steward of a grand democratic tradition, and I recognize both.”

Pa. County Commissioners say they want lawmakers to finish key pieces of election reform before summer recess

BY: - June 1, 2021

(*This story was updated at 4:09 p.m. on Tuesday, 6/1/21 with comment from House Republican spokesperson Jason Gottesman and David Thornburgh, executive director of the Committee of Seventy) Pennsylvania’s county commissioners reiterated an urgent call for help to state lawmakers on Tuesday, pleading with them to pass a pair of key reform measures before they […]

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It’s Election Day in Pa. Your right to vote is under attack. Show up and prove them wrong | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - May 18, 2021

Races ranging from borough council to the Pa. Supreme Court are on the ballot today. Play your part.

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There’s a surprising ending to all the 2020 election conflicts over absentee ballot deadlines — including Pa. | Opinion

BY: - April 8, 2021

The numbers were nowhere close to the number of votes that could have changed the outcome of any significant race.

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Lawmakers, Wolf need to clarify Pa.’s mail-in voting law before 2022 | Bruce Ledewitz

BY: - March 9, 2021

One thing we know: We don’t want another round of post-election litigation in 2022, like the long list of cases that were filed in 2020.

GOP lawmakers in 28 states, including Pa., have introduced more than 100 bills seeking to restrict ballot access | Analysis

BY: - February 16, 2021

After a record turnout in 2020, Republican state lawmakers across the country are making a concerted attack on ballot access.

Election reform to return as a priority for Dems in Congress

BY: - February 1, 2021

The 791-page For the People Act was given the bill number of H.R. 1 by House Democrats to signify its importance.

New state board kicks off ‘nuts and bolts’ review of Pa.’s election laws

BY: - January 28, 2021

The state’s newly created Election Law Advisory Board convened its first session Thursday, meeting for an hour over Zoom to elect officers and let its members get acquainted. 

Without dissent, SCOTUS tosses Kelly challenge to Pa. election results, mail-in ballots

BY: - December 8, 2020

The suit sought to have the law itself invalidated and nearly 2.6 million mail-in ballots — disproportionately Democrat — tossed, arguing that the law authorizing them was illegally passed by state lawmakers.

Meet the Pa. Commonwealth Court judges who’ve recently sided with Republicans on election rulings, only to be overturned by higher courts

BY: - December 6, 2020

Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Court has been a big player in the ongoing attempts by the Trump campaign and other Republicans to overturn the state’s election results or invalidate ballots.