Visitors wait in line before a 2020 campaign rally for President Donald Trump on Dec. 10, 2019, at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania. (Matt Smith for WITF/PA Post)

Poll shows fewer than one third of Pennsylvania Republican voters will trust mail-in ballot results

The finding adds to concerns that the president and some Republicans are laying the groundwork to challenge the legitimacy of the election.
By Brett Sholtis


Outside the focus of major parties, Black Pittsburghers vow to get out the vote

But a tightly contested 2020 election in Pennsylvania could be decided at least in part by people outside the suburbs. This includes Pittsburgh’s Black residents, 22 percent of the city’s population.

By Steve Inskeep, Simone Popperl, and Ryan Benk/NPR

Records: Mail delivery lags behind targets as election nears

Data obtained by The Associated Press shows postal districts across the country are missing by wide margins the agency’s own goals for on-time delivery, raising the possibility that scores of mailed ballots could miss deadlines for reaching local election offices if voters wait too long.

By Anthony Izaguirre and Pia Deshpande/The Associated Press

Jobless claims across the country at 870,000 as fraud and backlogs cloud data

The number of unemployment claims coincides with evidence that some newly laid-off Americans are facing delays in receiving unemployment benefits as state agencies intensify efforts to combat fraudulent applications and clear their pipelines of a backlog of jobless claims.

By Christopher Rugaber and Mary Claire Dale/The Associated Press

Berks district attorney: police justified in shooting Reading woman

Investigators say police used reasonable force in firing 16 shots at Roxanne Moore, critically wounding her.

By Anthony Orozco

Democrats in Pennsylvania scramble to limit number of ‘naked ballots’

The so-called naked ballots have become a huge concern for Democrats in the state since the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled last week that ballots had to be rejected if not enclosed in the proper secrecy envelope.

By Marc Levy and Nicholas Riccardi/The Associated Press

How Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 alert apps work

The hope is these apps will help with contact tracing, which up until now has relied on locating people who come into contact with someone else who tests positive for the virus.
By Alan Yu/WHYY

Support for WITF is provided by:

Become a WITF sponsor today »

Election 2020

 Kate Landis

Your 2020 guide to voting in Pennsylvania

By Katie Meyer/WHYY

Presidential Debate Coverage

By Fred Vigeant

 Caroline Amenabar

Money tracker: How much Trump and Biden have raised in the 2020 election

By Sean McMinn, Alyson Hurt and Ruth Talbot/NPR


Regional & State News

Politics & Policy

National & World News

Energy & environment