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.
Elections officials, advocates see some to like — but a lot to raise eyebrows — in Pa. House GOP election bill
Since last November, House State Government Committee Chairman Seth Grove, R-York, has signaled his interest in rewriting the state’s election law. Now, after eight months and 30 hours of hearings, Grove’s nearly 150-page bill was approved in a party-line committee vote on Tuesday, making the first step in the long path to changing a law. […]
House GOP releases election reform plan; includes voter ID, early voting
It comes as Republican legislatures across the country have passed stricter voting laws, often driven by former GOP President Donald Trump's baseless claims of voter fraud.
With election reforms on GOP’s radar, Wolf and Democrats draw red line on voter ID, other proposals
“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.”
Trump pressures Pa. Senate GOP to approve legislative audit of 2020 election
*This story was updated at 3:05 p.m. on Friday, 6/4/21,with a response from Senate President Pro-Tempore Jake Corman, R-Centre, and at 5:55 p.m. with a statement from Senate State Government Committee Chairman David Argall, R-Schuylkill. Former President Donald Trump issued a statement Friday backing a legislative audit of the 2020 election in Pennsylvania. Trump celebrated […]
As budget season approaches, Harrisburg finds a way to investigate and legislate
Lawmakers have plenty of policy challenges facing them in the weeks and months to come, but the Legislature is focused on a nesting doll-esque set of controversies.
Capital-Star Q+A: Rep. Seth Grove on election hearings, voter fraud, and the future of reform in Pa.
The Capital-Star sat down with Grove on Tuesday to discuss the hearings, his past actions, and what he expects for the future.
Pa. Republicans eyeing tighter voter ID requirements to meet wall of Wolf veto
This difference between what Republicans want, and what Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf might eventually sign, will animate the next three months of negotiations
Harrisburg Republicans meet with Kansas’s Kobach to talk election, immigration policy
The session, organized by arch-conservative Rep. Daryl Metcalfe, R-Butler, included former Kansas Republican Secretary of State Kris Kobach, an unspecified number of GOP lawmakers, as well as the state House GOP’s top election official.
As cyber threats loom, state officials aim to boost defenses
Just last week, the House State Government Committee tabled HB 40, a bill introduced by state Rep. Seth Grove, R-York, that would have established IT governance and oversight, including an Office of Information Technology (OIT) at the state level.
Without apologies, Pa. Republicans forge ahead with election hearings spree
It isn't just the House looking into the election In the Senate, an investigatory committee on "election integrity and reform" was created by a party line vote this month.