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Pennsylvania Senate approves ban on private election funding grants and ending ballot drop boxes

The moves have their roots in Republican complaints about drop box security and past election funding from a group linked to Facebook.

By Sam Dunklau

Updated: April 8, 2022 | 7:10 pm

Some Pennsylvania Republicans want to get rid of ballot drop boxes. Experts say that’s a step too far.

The GOP is pointing to alleged problems at dropboxes, which those experts say they’ll use to prop up law changes.

By Sam Dunklau

Updated: December 9, 2021 | 1:44 pm

Pa. Senate election probe contract doesn’t say if the public will see the results, among other things

The $275,250 contract is revealing more details about the Republican-led probe, which is taking place without evidence of widespread fraud or irregularities.

By Sam Dunklau

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Senate panel orders state election officials to hand over troves of voter records

Many are long lists of personal information for millions of Pennsylvania voters, like addresses and Social Security numbers.

By Sam Dunklau

The state Senate’s latest election probe got off to a contentious start. Subpoenas could be coming soon.

Those hearings have the blessing of Republican Senate President Jake Corman, who has faced pressure from hardline conservatives to look into the 2020 election.

By Sam Dunklau

GOP leaders set to review 2020 election, though Pa. results are not in question. How did we get here?

Senate President Jake Corman says he’s in search of ‘flaws in the system’ and not a recount. Yet he says he’s talked to former President Donald Trump — who still is pushing his election-fraud lie — and says Trump is ‘comfortable’ with the Pa. effort.

By Julia Agos

Updated: August 20, 2021 | 4:22 pm

Corman orders new senator in charge of ‘election integrity’ plan

Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman said he asked Sen. Cris Dush to take over the caucus’ election integrity venture.

By Marc Levy/The Associated Press and Sam Dunklau

Pa. House drops ‘legislative privilege,’ will release lawmaker spending details

The announcement came more than a week after The Caucus and Spotlight PA revealed House lawyers had blacked out spending details in thousands of pages of records
By Brad Bumsted/The Caucus, Sam Janesch/The Caucus and Angela Couloumbis/Spotlight PA

Pa. Senate officials scrub details from financial records, raising alarm among open records advocates

In documents turned over to The Caucus and Spotlight PA, Senate officials edited out spending information, making it appear as though it never existed
By Angela Couloumbis/Spotlight PA, Brad Bumsted/The Caucus and Sam Janesch/The Caucus
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