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Unequal election policies disenfranchised some Pennsylvania voters in 2022. Explore what each county did.
The counties make their own policies on drop boxes, fixing mail ballots, and more. Our maps show the uneven landscape that gives Pennsylvanians additional voting options based on where they live.
Ballot shortages, machine errors, voting disputes: Inside a pattern of election problems in one northeast Pennsylvania county
Luzerne County was singled out by the Department of State as the only county with significant voting problems in the 2022 midterm elections.
Court tells state Senate it has its own authority to enforce subpoenas with the Department of State.
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Democrats and Republicans have been at odds in recent weeks over which party had the authority to schedule three special elections for the chamber.
Vote totals change slightly but not enough to impact the outcome of any race.
County employees hand counted more than 59,000 ballots in two and a half days, a task resulting from petitions and pressure from election conspiracy activists.
Schmidt, a Republican, famously stood up to former President Trump’s claims of election fraud in 2020
Election experts and advocates say Legislature should update 1927 statute that was written for an era of machine politics.
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A motion to dismiss the Republicans’ subpoena for voter data represents the latest, and possibly the final, twist in a two-year audit attempt.
Election officials and courts forced to resolve more than 140 petitions from right-wing activists, most without evidence of fraud.
Rejecting undated ballots disproportionately impacts communities of color in Pennsylvania, data shows
An analysis of ballots at risk of rejection for lacking or having an incorrect date shows they are more likely to come from non-white communities, among other disparities.
All 67 counties were required for the first time to participate in a “risk-limiting audit,” a statistical method of checking the accuracy of the election outcome.
This Pennsylvania county ran out of ballot paper on Election Day. Now the district attorney is investigating.
One week later, angry voters demand to know why Luzerne County polling places had ballot shortages.
Here’s why some counties tally votes in hours while others take days to tackle a similar number.
Meanwhile, Chester County faces long night of nonstop counting now required by law.
People spreading misinformation on Twitter apparently conflated different pieces of election news, none of which affect the deadline.
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Undated mail ballots, Philadelphia counting process could underlie objections and court challenges in the weeks after Election Day.
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While there are still pending legal challenges, casting a ballot by mail is a legal option available in Pennsylvania. Here’s how to do it.
Doug Mastriano’s pledge to “reset” voter registrations ignores the safeguards that already remove hundreds of thousands of ineligible voters.
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People gave me reasons for not participating in the electoral process that had no basis in fact.
Counties couldn’t process mail ballots until Election Day, delaying discovery of a misprint on some Lancaster County ballots.
Whether the counties can report near-complete results on election night depends on how many mail-in ballots need to be counted — and when the counting starts.
Among the proposals is one that would give the legislature more control over the final products.
Lawmakers and courts differed on how — and whether — to define and uphold “partisan fairness” when reviewing electoral maps.
The order clears the way for the use of new state House and Senate maps in the May primary.
The majority highlighted traditional redistricting criteria and partisan fairness.
Congressional map picked by Pennsylvania Supreme Court unlikely to dramatically alter partisan balance
The map closely resembles the current one, with Democrats and Republicans each expected to win roughly half of the state’s 17 districts.
The state Supreme Court agreed to take over the process in early February following hearings held by a lower appellate judge.
The data on compactness, contiguity, minimal splits, and equal population.
The state Supreme Court will take up the recommendation but is not required to follow it. Oral arguments are scheduled for later this month.
Though Republicans retain an advantage, the maps could substantially alter the balance of power in Harrisburg and one will likely be challenged in court.
It’s now up to the state courts to determine the next district lines.
Officials in charge of drawing congressional and legislative maps have blown the Wolf administration’s Jan. 24 deadline for final versions.
The chair of the committee in charge of drawing the legislative maps said it will be “challenging” to finish them in under 30 days.
Proposed congressional map advances in Pa. legislature as Wolf, top lawmakers prepare for court battle
The governor and top lawmakers are facing a Jan. 30 deadline to complete the congressional map, or the state courts will take over.
If Gov. Wolf and the legislature do not agree on a plan by Jan. 30, Commonwealth Court says it will take over the process.
Pennsylvania state lawmakers would get final say over their own political districts under a new proposal moving through the legislature.
Anticipating that the Democratic governor and GOP lawmakers won’t be able to agree on a map, concerned citizens and redistricting advocates are lobbying the state Supreme Court to intervene.
The proposal — rejected by Republicans — improves on fairness metrics as mandated by the state constitution, while creating more districts that could be won by Democrats.
The proposals advanced Thursday would give Democrats a path to victory in the state House, while the Senate would be a toss-up, with a possible edge to the GOP.
Lack of compact districts and clear advantage for Republicans will likely be key sticking points.
The task of reshaping Pennsylvania’s political maps falls to a small group of legislative insiders, a system that critics worry facilitates backroom deals.
Pa. redistricting panel rolls back new policy to count incarcerated people in home districts, not state prisons
An additional 3,000 people will be excluded from a rule that ends “prison gerrymandering” in Pennsylvania’s state House and Senate maps.
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Experts say Pa.’s 2021 primary was typical, but GOP lawmakers are seizing on issues to call for changes
Routine poll issues, some mail ballot snafus, and low turnout were all par for the course of a normal election.
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