“This is an issue about making sure Pennsylvania’s voice can be heard in the primary election for president before a substantial decision has been made.”
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The lawmakers are taking two similar approaches and county officials have given no hint as to if they will participate in either offer.
The ballot question asks whether a section should be added that says equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged because of someone’s race or ethnicity.
For Republican lawmakers in Pennsylvania, asking voters to change the constitution is the only way they have to reel in the authority of Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf.
All voters, regardless of affiliation, will be asked to weigh in on four ballot questions, including two proposed constitutional amendments that could significantly shape Pennsylvania’s future response to disasters like the coronavirus pandemic.
As of Tuesday, the county had received about 90,000 mail ballot requests, compared with the 300,000 it received by this point last year.
Republican Representative Jeff Pyle cited a series of health problems in announcing his immediate retirement.
Undetermined release date of U.S. Census data may require counties to do more.