Pa. Dept. of State ‘satisfied’ Northampton Co. election results meet code after Election Day voting issues
In a hotly debated 4-5 vote, Northampton County election officials voted to certify the results of the Nov. 7 general election, according to news reports.
Election Day in Pennsylvania starts with delayed polling place openings, malfunctioning voting machines
A spokesperson for the Department of State said they are aware of the issues in Northampton County and are working with local election officials to resolve them.
State Senate votes to move up Pa.’s 2024 primary more than a month to March 19
Pennsylvania’s 2024 presidential primary would be held March 19, more than a month earlier than it is currently scheduled, under legislation passed by the state Senate on Wednesday. The Senate’s 47-2 vote sends Senate Bill 224 to the state House for consideration, where the chairperson of the chamber’s State Government Committee said he would consider […]
In reversal, some states make it harder for people with felony convictions to vote
The year started out strong for advocates trying to make it easier for people with felony convictions to regain their voting rights. In March, the Democratic-led legislatures in Minnesota and New Mexico enacted measures that cleared a pathway for residents serving prison time for felonies to regain their right to vote upon being released. It […]
Little has changed for Pennsylvania election officials, voters heading into 2022
The same challenges, such as limited state funding and limited time to process mail-in ballots, remain unresolved.
GOP lawmakers celebrate Act 77 ruling, though what’s next is unclear
The order, which struck down mail-in ballots, has already been appealed, and further legislative action is on hold.
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.
Election season court fights have cost Pa. taxpayers nearly $4M and counting
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
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
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
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
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.