Pennsylvania election law reforms won’t be ready for primary

By: Mark Scolforo

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Five months after the state’s narrow and bitterly contested presidential race drew Republican claims of improper election procedures, it’s clear no changes will be enacted in time for Pennsylvania’s spring primary election.

The GOP majorities in both legislative chambers have convened a series of hearings on election law and more are scheduled, but counties are preparing to run the May 18 primary election under the same rules as in November.

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Pa. House panel begins look back at 2020 elections to see what changes need to be made

By: Jan Murphy

The 2020 election cycle might be complete but the debate and battles over Pennsylvania’s election laws have only just begun.

The House State Government Committee held a lengthy hearing Thursday to discuss possible changes to election laws. Republican lawmakers grilled the state’s top election officials – Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar and Deputy Secretary for Elections and Commissions Jonathan Marks.

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Voting victories for Democrats in Pa. might have closed the door on more election reform

By: Cynthia Fernandez

HARRISBURG — With less than seven weeks to go, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has significantly altered how the state’s election will run on Nov. 3, allowing ballots that arrive after Election Day to be counted and giving voters the option to use satellite drop boxes.

But a change counties say is critical to a smooth election — allowing them to begin processing ballots earlier — remains unresolved in the legislature. And with Republicans condemning the court’s rulings as partisan and dangerous, the chances of Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and GOP leadership reaching an agreement seem less likely than ever.

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