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With one election barely over, state lawmakers look to make fixes ahead of the next one

BY: - December 3, 2020

Time’s likely up for Pennsylvania’s Legislature to override the outcome of the 2020 election. But lawmakers have already turned their eyes to changing how Pennsylvanians vote in the future.

Poll: Mail-in ballots receive support from Pa.’s registered voters | The Numbers Racket

BY: - September 28, 2020

Conducted between Sept. 14-20, 2020, the poll surveyed 625 registered voters in Pennsylvania, including 296 Democrats, 250 Republicans and 79 Independents.

Trump campaign cites Republican candidate as proof of mail-in voter fraud in Pa.

BY: - September 5, 2020

But searching for evidence to back up the claims in a federal court challenge to Pennsylvania’s mail-in ballot law, Trump's campaign is instead using a Republican state House candidate as evidence of wrongdoing.

Federal judge pauses Trump lawsuit to toss Pa. ballot drop off boxes

BY: - August 24, 2020

The lawsuit, brought by President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign, the Republican National Committee, and a handful of Pennsylvania’s GOP congressmen, alleged voter fraud throughout the state, and asked for the federal courts to find illegal ballot drop off boxes and expand the use of poll watchers.

Despite Postal Service pivot, Shapiro primes lawsuit; Wolf, Casey urge vigilance

BY: - August 18, 2020

“For generations, Pennsylvanians have relied on the Postal Service. ... Now, we’re relying on the Postal Service to undergird our democracy,” Gov. Tom Wolf said during a conference call with home state journalists. 

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The Post Office is a core function of government. We have to fight efforts to undermine it | John A. Tures

BY: - August 18, 2020

By John A. Tures In the early, 1980s David Brin wrote the novel “The Postman” about an America ravaged by war, economic calamity, and a plague. A drifter finds a postman’s uniform and letters, and begins delivering them, creating a mail service that he uses to trade for supplies to the small enclaves of Americans […]

What postal delays and lawsuits mean for mail-in ballots in Pennsylvania

BY: - August 16, 2020

Amid a pandemic, encouraged by lawmakers and advocates, they flocked to the option. About 1.5 million voted by mail in the state’s June primary. 

Pa. will pay postage for all mail-in ballots cast in November election

BY: - July 31, 2020

Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar said the change would make voting “accessible, safe and easy” in a statement released Friday by her office.

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Research on voting by mail says it’s safe – from fraud and disease | Opinion

BY: - July 20, 2020

When the tallies are announced, if large numbers of Americans have voted by mail, the public can feel confident that the process was fair and the results are accurate.

Voting by mail gains traction, but advocates warn it’s not ‘a panacea’

BY: - April 12, 2020

But remote voting doesn’t work for many with disabilities, those who require assistance reading, those without a permanent address, and others.