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Ryan Briggs is an investigative journalist who has covered politics, criminal justice and government policy since 2011. He has worked as a staff reporter for Next City, the Philadelphia City Paper, Philly.com and City & State PA, while contributing stories to a variety of other news outlets as a freelancer, including WHYY.

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Retired Delaware County firefighter charged with assault for hurling fire extinguisher at Capitol Police

Robert Sanford was taken into custody by FBI agents and now faces a battery of charges, including assaulting police officers and disorderly conduct.

By Katie Meyer/WHYY and Ryan Briggs/WHYY

Sen. Doug Mastriano campaign spent thousands on buses ahead of D.C. insurrection

A review of the state senator’s campaign finance records shows that his committee paid $3,354 to Wolf’s Bus Lines in three installments for “bus reservations” about six days before Trump’s “Save America” rally.

By Katie Meyer/WHYY, Ryan Briggs/WHYY and Miles Bryan/Keystone Crossroads

Philly region certifies election results as Trump legal challenges continue to falter

The vast majority of Pennsylvania’s counties are also expected to certify the results of the presidential election on Monday. Several counties elsewhere in Pa. warned they would be unable to report their final results to the Pennsylvania Department of State today.

By Katie Meyer/WHYY and Ryan Briggs/WHYY

Trump campaign lawyer in Philadelphia withdraws from federal election suit

Linda Kerns, a local GOP election lawyer and longtime voter ID proponent, managed a string of legal challenges on behalf of the campaign

By Ryan Briggs/WHYY

Pa. Supreme Court rules against Trump campaign

On Tuesday, the state’s highest court overturned a lower court ruling that supported a Trump campaign claim that observers had been kept too far away from a Philadelphia mail-ballot counting area to “meaningfully” monitor the tallying.

By Ryan Briggs/WHYY

As legal challenges fizzle, Pa. GOP reaffirms it will not seek to override popular vote

The GOP has also continued to dispute a U.S. Supreme Court decision allowing mail ballots three additional days to arrive.
By Ryan Briggs/WHYY and Katie Meyer

Pa. Republicans sue to block ballots; call for state election chief to resign

Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly and Republican Joseph Hamm joined several other plaintiffs in the latest of several GOP legal maneuvers to frustrate vote-counting in Pa.

By Ryan Briggs/WHYY