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Mail-in ballot requests pass 2.6M in Pennsylvania

More than 2.6 million registered Pennsylvania voters have applied for a mail-in ballot as of Tuesday, three weeks before the Nov. 3 presidential election. The battleground state is being hotly contested by President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.

By Marc Levy/The Associated Press

Pa. county commissioners plead for more time to process mailed-in ballots

“The longer it takes for complete election results to be known, the greater the risk that those results will be questioned and second-guessed.”

By Julia Agos

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Updated: October 1, 2020 | 2:07 pm

Pa. lawmakers face off over investigative election panel critics fear will disrupt voting already underway

The state House of Representatives is poised to create the majority-weighted panel by resolution, which isn't subject to a gubernatorial veto.
By Emily Previti

Updated: September 23, 2020 | 11:10 am

Pa. Republicans ask top state court to suspend its own vote-by-mail order pending appeal to SCOTUS

“[The ruling] jeopardizes the security and integrity of our elections and will potentially put Pennsylvania in the middle of a disastrous national crisis."
By Emily Previti

Pennsylvania’s top court extends mailed ballot return deadline, approves drop boxes ahead of vote-by-mail surge forecast for November.

The state Supreme Court also affirmed poll watchers can't work outside their home county and election officials can't accept ballots mailed without an internal secrecy envelope.
By Emily Previti

Judge denies NAACP bid for pandemic-related changes to election procedures

“The question ... is whether the relief that you're requesting is a constitutional imperative. Whether you have shown that, in the absence of that relief, constitutional rights are going to be lost. I'm not convinced.”
By Emily Previti

Gov. Wolf plans to veto election code bill in its current form

As amended Tuesday, HB2626 would let counties start processing mailed ballots the Saturday ahead of Election Day, much later than the three weeks in the original version of the measure, a timeline favored by election directors.

By Emily Previti

House OKs changes to mail-in voting law; veto threatened

The Republican-penned bill passed, 112-90, on a near party-line vote in the battleground state where President Donald Trump’s campaign and the Democratic Party are already in court seeking favorable decisions on how Pennsylvania’s mail-in voting should be administered in the Nov. 3 election.

By Marc Levy/The Associated Press