Listening to GOP lawmakers, Pa. House committee doesn’t vote on citizen-drawn map
Advocates, Democrats wait to see that they've been heard on congressional lines.
Pa. House Republicans pick citizen map submission as draft congressional plan
The map was drawn by Lehigh County resident Amanda Holt who has been a frequent advocate for redistricting reform.
Republicans say voter ID will increase voters’ trust in elections; researchers say otherwise
Add in a lack of faith in the GOP proper, and compromise on election reforms is seemingly hard to come by.
Counties are caught in between as Wolf, GOP once again try to negotiate election reform
Counties want to count mail ballots before election day, but House Republicans need new restrictions to back it — which Wolf opposes.
Redistricting hearings moved as Pa. House plans early return to Capitol
Pennsylvanians who want to provide in-person testimony have until Oct. 13 to sign up to do so.
With a softened stance from the governor, House GOP to reintroduce election reform bill
On Wednesday, the bill’s author, House State Government Committee Chairman Seth Grove, R-York, said he planned to reintroduce the bill that Wolf vetoed in June over its strict voter identification requirements.
‘We are committed to competition’: Top Wolf official says
The Wolf administration requested $340M in emergency contracts during the pandemic, according to a published report
Pa. redistricting is poised to be transparent. Will it be fair? Advocates think yes.
Pennsylvanians will be able to participate in perhaps more than a dozen hearings on their congressional and legislative maps in the coming months, as well as submit their own maps online.
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Wolf vetoes Republican voting bill; GOP pivots to constitutional referendums
Such measures are approved by the Legislature before they go before voters in a referendum. Governors have no say on their ratification.
GOP election bill with voter ID, tighter mail-in ballot deadlines passes Pa. House
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
Nowhere is this newfound love of permanent changes to the commonwealth’s governing document clearer than in the fight over Pennsylvania’s election law.