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A week out from Election Day, outside groups have reported spending $7.7 million on behalf of Democratic and Republican candidates. (Photo by Daniella Heminghaus for the New Jersey Monitor)

As 2024 election looms, state legislatures consider voting changes | Analysis

BY: - January 9, 2023

In Pa., Democratic Gov.-elect Josh Shapiro included protections for election workers in his official platform while running for office.

‘Eyes of the nation are on the Keystone State tonight,’ Chapman says

BY: - November 8, 2022

Just 11 counties have responded to Chapman’s Saturday request that all 67 counties provide a party-by-party count of mail-in ballots with incorrect or missing dates. 

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Former President Donald Trump, shown here in a 2016 file photo, is still claiming the 2020 election was "rigged." (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images)

We have to raise our expectations for election losers | Kathie Obradovich

BY: - November 8, 2022

That job is to accept the election results once the votes are counted, encourage their supporters to do the same, and then step aside.

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From early voting to new election result reporting rules, New Jersey's voting systems have undergone a transformation in the last two years. (Daniella Heminghaus for New Jersey Monitor)

Why we need to say no to vigilantism after Election Day too

BY: - November 7, 2022

Pennsylvanians deserve to have every vote calmly counted.

U.S. Supreme Court to consider case that could radically reshape the country’s elections

BY: - October 14, 2022

At issue is the 'independent state legislature' theory, which could give state lawmakers broad latitude to impact elections.

Pa. Dems take ‘Don’t be Caught Naked’ campaign to the skies over Philly

BY: - October 12, 2022

It's part of a tongue in cheek effort to remind Pennsylvanians voting by mail not to forget their secrecy envelopes.

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Paid time off to vote? Pa. Rep. Cartwright wants to make it happen | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - April 12, 2022

Employers would have to provide at least two hours of paid time off for federal elections, the NEPA Democrat said.

Decline in federal grant funding for local elections criticized by advocates

BY: - March 18, 2022

Voters in many states, including Pa., have also come to expect such pandemic conveniences as increased options for voting by mail.

Voting snafus in Texas primary show what may be on the way for other states

BY: - March 2, 2022

'Texas is big,' one pol said. 'It can have an impact on big goodness and big badness. It’s big and people watch it.'

Texans go to the polls under sweeping new voting restrictions

BY: - February 28, 2022

'You sent me off to Vietnam 50 years ago to fight for this country, and we go backwards,' a 74-year-old veteran said.

With Pa. Supreme Court ruling, Allegheny Co. Elections Board votes to expand mail-in ballot hours

BY: - September 17, 2020

Allegheny County’s Board of Elections on Thursday unanimously approved additional hours and locations for voters to hand in, or apply for and fill out, their mail-in ballots for the Nov. 3 general election.