voting-issues

Capital-Star Q+A: Rep. Seth Grove on election hearings, voter fraud, and the future of reform in Pa.

BY: - April 22, 2021

The Capital-Star sat down with Grove on Tuesday to discuss the hearings, his past actions, and what he expects for the future.

Election season court fights have cost Pa. taxpayers nearly $4M and counting

BY: and - January 31, 2021

Lawyers who netted lucrative contracts with the state include the chairman of the Pennsylvania Republican Party; an attorney who defended a former Senate leader against federal corruption charges, and even Kentucky’s top elections official, who moonlights as a private attorney.

Without dissent, SCOTUS tosses Kelly challenge to Pa. election results, mail-in ballots

BY: - December 8, 2020

The suit sought to have the law itself invalidated and nearly 2.6 million mail-in ballots — disproportionately Democrat — tossed, arguing that the law authorizing them was illegally passed by state lawmakers.

‘We’ve seen more litigation than ever before;’ Pa. election coalition expects legal challenges through election day

BY: - October 29, 2020

In a virtual press conference on Thursday, coalition partners addressed possible issues that voters could face through Nov. 3. They are looking at potential voter intimidation, illegal challenges at polling places, and legal provocations to delay vote counts, according to Walczak.

Western Pa. official claims postal service lost mail-in ballots

BY: - October 28, 2020

The U.S. Postal Service lost an unknown number of mail-in ballots  in a western Pennsylvania county, a local official said Wednesday.

New federal lawsuit challenges extended deadline for mailed ballots

BY: and - October 22, 2020

Republicans have one more shot to overturn a state court ruling that ordered counties to count some mail-in ballots that arrive after Election Day after a GOP congressional hopeful filed a federal lawsuit Thursday.

COMMENTARY

A history of bad behavior and worse: Why we have laws regulating behavior at polling places | Opinion

BY: - October 22, 2020

Reforms at the end of the century – particularly after an especially dirty 1888 presidential election – aimed to stop the shenanigans, assure the safety of voters and elevate the act of voting.

State Supreme Court to rule on disqualifying mail-in ballot due to signatures

BY: - October 14, 2020

The court said it would use its King’s Bench authority to rule on a request from Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar on whether state election code allows mail-in ballots with “perceived signature variances” to not be counted.

Harrisburg Republicans seek to block extended mail-in ballot deadline

BY: and - September 22, 2020

GOP leaders argue that the state’s highest court overstepped its authority in a ruling extending the deadline for some mail-in ballots.

In Philly, Black clergy warn voters of color will face challenges casting their ballots in November

BY: - September 16, 2020

“It is very clear that there is an attempt to suppress the vote,” state Sen. Sharif Street, D-Philadelphia, said, adding that it will particularly impact communities of color.

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.