Latest Kathryn Boockvar News

Lawsuit challenges signature verification of mail-in ballots

Aug. 7, 2020 5:27 PM EDT

A federal lawsuit filed Friday seeks to force Pennsylvania election officials to change the way that voters’ signatures on mail-in ballots are verified, asserting that tens of thousands of voters are at risk of being disenfranchised in the fall presidential election. County election officials rely on...

FILE - In this May 28, 2020, file photo, mail-in primary election ballots are processed at the Chester County Voter Services office in West Chester, Pa. Pennsylvania officials said Friday, July 31, 2020, the state will foot the cost of postage for voters to mail in ballots in November's general election, a move that Gov. Tom Wolf has made a priority as the coronavirus pandemic unexpectedly fueled high interest in voting by mail under a new state law. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Pennsylvania to pay for mail-in ballot postage in election

Jul. 31, 2020 4:18 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania will foot the cost of postage for voters to mail in ballots in November's general election, officials said Friday, a move that Gov. Tom Wolf has made a priority as the coronavirus pandemic unexpectedly fueled high interest in voting by mail under a new state law. The...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Jul. 8, 2020 4:32 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania’s newspapers: For new police oversight commission to work, Philly must learn from its past The Philadelphia Inquirer July 8 After weeks of protest against police brutality and racism in policing, Philadelphia City Council unveiled its...

Trump campaign sues over mail-in drop-off sites for ballots

Jun. 29, 2020 4:05 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign, the national Republican Party and four western Pennsylvania members of Congress sued Monday to force changes to how the state collects and counts mail-in ballots under revamped rules. The federal lawsuit filed in Pittsburgh claims...

Jenn McCullough, wearing a protective face mask as a precaution against the coronavirus, steps from the voting booth after casting her ballot in the Pennsylvania primary at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, Tuesday, June 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

'It's broken': Fears grow about patchwork US election system

Jun. 12, 2020 12:03 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The chaos that plagued Georgia’s primary this week is raising concerns about a potential broader failure of the nation’s patchwork election system that could undermine the November presidential contest, political leaders and elections experts say. With less than five months to...