Pennsylvania midterm results highlight trend toward fewer split tickets
Data compiled from Pennsylvania’s 2022 midterm election results suggest voters are increasingly voting straight-party tickets, according to an analysis by the director of the Franklin & Marshall College Poll. Only one in seven state legislative districts had winners from both major parties in statewide and legislative races. That’s a stark contrast from 30 years ago, […]
Steelers star and other veterans highlighting impact of closed primaries on those who served
About half of Pennsylvania’s 800,000 veterans are registered independents and the Keystone State is one of nine that do not allow third-party voters to participate in primary elections, according to Ballot PA, a coalition of civic, community, and business organizations committed to open elections and good government.
A look at how America’s partisan divide over pandemic responses played out in the states
By Julie VanDusky-Allen and Olga Shvetsova Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, a partisan divide has existed over the appropriate government response to the public health crisis. Democrats have been more likely to favor stricter policies such as prolonged economic shutdowns, limits on gathering in groups and mask mandates. Republicans overall have favored less stringent policies. As […]
In Pa. politics, polarization isn’t new. But the contempt is | Opinion
It’s okay to be polarized. It’s okay to disagree. We’ve been doing that for quite some time. Our levels of contempt, though, are altogether new.