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Updated: February 6, 2021 | 1:16 pm

House sponsors hope derailed sex abuse survivor rights amendment will get back on track

House Leaders Benninghoff and McClinton said Thursday they will try an emergency amendment process to get the measure before voters in the spring.

By Sam Dunklau

What the exit of Pa.’s top election official means for the future of voting

Secretary Kathy Boockvar’s resignation has emboldened her fiercest GOP critics, even though it was not related to her handling of the closely watched vote in a battleground state.
By Marie Albiges for Spotlight PA

Pivotal Pa. election figure leaving job under an unrelated cloud

Pennsylvania’s elections chief isn’t saying whether Gov. Tom Wolf asked for her resignation, but she says the buck stops with her.

By Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press

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Survivors react to Pa’s botched sexual abuse amendment: ‘You’ve got to be kidding me’

The path for an amendment to become law in Pennsylvania is long. The language has to pass the legislature in two consecutive sessions, then go to voters for a referendum.

By Katie Meyer/WHYY

Top Pa. election official to resign after agency bungled requirement for constitutional amendment

The Department of State did not advertise, as required, a proposed amendment to the state constitution that would open a two-year window for litigation by survivors of child sexual abuse who have aged out of the statute of limitations for suing.

By Angela Couloumbis/Spotlight PA

Top Pa. election official calls for end to ‘lies’ as GOP launches 2020 hearings

in the last few months, a handful of rank-and-file GOP lawmakers spread outright falsehoods about voter fraud.

By Marie Albiges for Spotlight PA

Wolf administration rebukes GOP congressmen for expected ‘no’ vote on electoral college vote certification

The Democratic governor characterized “efforts by Congressional Republicans to overthrow the election results” as “disgraceful.”

By Sam Dunklau

Visible protests absent from Pa.’s electoral college meeting

President Donald Trump’s campaign spent more than a month challenging Pennsylvania’s vote count. But the ceremony making President-elect Joe Biden’s win official was, by contrast, uneventful and routine.

By Sam Dunklau

House GOP calls for increased scrutiny of Pa. election process

GOP leadership wants to the commonwealth to wait to certify the vote until a “full audit” of the election can be complete.

By Sam Dunklau

Elections chief: Pennsylvania making good headway in count

Some of the state’s most populous locales reported finishing their tallies Thursday. The Trump campaign and the Republican Party have filed a flurry of lawsuits over the count.

By Michael Rubinkam/Associated Press and Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press
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