mail-in-ballots

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.

No law license? No problem for ex-Kansas att’y gen. helping Trump wage election fraud fight in Pa., other states

BY: - December 2, 2020

As director of the Amistad Project of the Thomas More Society, Kline has shared theories about election theft on Fox News and during interviews with an array of conservative political outlets. His time under the spotlight also features arguments for how Trump could achieve this reversal of fortune.

COMMENTARY

Rudy, Trump keep chasing the white whale of voter fraud. It only ends one way | Sean P. Quinlan

BY: - December 1, 2020

Republicans across the country generally, and swing states specifically, have absolutely zero interest in election fraud on the whole, they have been enlisted in this ride or die mission to find Democratic fraud.

Ziccarrelli continues to say certain mail-in ballots shouldn’t be counted, even after courts disagree

BY: - November 30, 2020

"They’re saying these Westmoreland County voters should be disenfranchised,” a Democratic attorney said. “Senator Brewster is urging for those votes to be counted."

Pa. Supreme Court hands Trump another setback, rules ballots can be counted even if voter didn’t completely fill out the envelope, report

BY: - November 23, 2020

Mail-in ballots cast in Pennsylvania’s presidential election can be counted even if a voter didn’t completely fill out the envelope, the state Supreme Court ruled Monday, dealing President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign another legals setback, according to a published report. The high court’s ruling “knocked down multiple lawsuits that the Trump campaign had been pursuing […]

Allegheny County Court judge tosses ballot challenge from GOP Senate candidate, drawing immediate appeal

BY: - November 18, 2020

The legal battle could further delay a final vote count in the race for the 45th Senate District, where Ziccarrelli, an attorney, trails incumbent Democratic Sen. Jim Brewster by just 30 votes

Ahead of Tuesday hearing, Trump campaign drops key part of Pa. lawsuit, report

BY: - November 16, 2020

Facing a Tuesday hearing in federal court, President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign has dropped a key part of its lawsuit seeking to block the certification of election results showing Democrat Joe Biden beat Trump to carry the state and put him on track to takeover the White House. Trump’s legal team has dropped its controversial […]

Pa. elections chief Boockvar says she will not order statewide recount

BY: - November 13, 2020

Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar confirmed Friday that she will not order a recount or recanvass of election returns in Pennsylvania’s 67 counties because no statewide candidate was defeated by one-half of 1 percent or less of the votes cast, which is the threshold under state law for such an action. President-elect Joe Biden […]

Report: Federal appeals court rejects GOP effort to block late-arriving ballots

BY: - November 13, 2020

A federal appellate court in Philadelphia has rejected an effort by a Republican congressional candidate to keep the state from counting 9,300 mail-in ballots that arrived after Election Day, according to a published report. A 3-judge panel, led by Chief U.S. Circuit Judge Brooks Smith noted the “unprecedented challenges” facing voters this election season, notably, […]