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FILE- In this file photo from Nov. 19, 2019, the dome of the Pennsylvania Capitol is visible through the trees in Harrisburg, Pa. There are 203 House seats and 25 of 50 Senate seats up for election on Nov. 3, when voters will decide whether to extend gains Democrats made two years ago or tighten the majority hold Republicans have long held over both chambers of the Pennsylvania Legislature. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Democrats hope to ride spending wave to state House majority

Oct. 24, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — National political winds, strong fundraising and heavy spending by outside groups are fueling Pennsylvania Democrats' hopes that they can pick up the nine seats they need to retake control of the state House of Representatives after a decade in the minority. House Republicans...

FILE - In this May 27, 2020 file photo, a worker processes mail-in ballots at the Bucks County Board of Elections office prior to the primary election in Doylestown, Pa. The Supreme Court’s action in a Pennsylvania voting case has heightened fears among Democrats about Amy Coney Barrett joining the high court in time to decide a post-election dispute and with it, the winner of the White House.  (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

Trump campaign tapes voters at drop boxes, threatens lawsuit

Oct. 22, 2020 9:29 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Trump campaign has been videotaping people as they deposit ballots in drop boxes in Philadelphia in what it says is an attempt to catch violations, surveillance that the battleground state’s Democratic attorney general suggested could amount to illegal intimidation. The...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Oct. 21, 2020 5:13 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania’s newspapers: Pay attention: Pa. is poised to fall off a budget cliff The Philadelphia Inquirer Oct. 20 Pennsylvania is staring at a fiscal cliff. It’s easy but perilous to ignore state budget minutiae amid a contentious...

Philadelphia resident Priscilla Bennett receives her mail-in ballot at the opening of a satellite election office at Temple University's Liacouras Center, on Sept. 29, 2020, in Philadelphia.  Pennsylvania is one of this year's most hotly contested battleground states and also is facing a flurry of lawsuits, complaints and partisan finger-pointing over its election procedures and systems. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Prospects dim for critical election bill in Pennsylvania

Oct. 19, 2020 2:13 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — With 15 days until the presidential election, Republican lawmakers in the battleground state of Pennsylvania showed no sign Monday that they were ready to pass legislation authorizing counties to process mail-in ballots before Election Day, which is seen as crucial to producing a...

Candidates, surrogates flood battleground Pennsylvania

Oct. 16, 2020 6:14 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — With barely two weeks left before Election Day, the battleground state of Pennsylvania is being flooded with visits by the presidential candidates and their campaign surrogates. Recent polls show President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden in a competitive race in...

Philadelphia City Council President Darrell L. Clarke fills out his ballot at the opening of a satellite election office at Temple University's Liacouras Center, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, in Philadelphia.  Pennsylvania is one of this year's most hotly contested battleground states and also is facing a flurry of lawsuits, complaints and partisan finger-pointing over its election procedures and systems. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Talks on critical election legislation in Pennsylvania stall

Oct. 15, 2020 8:39 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Closed-door talks on legislation seen as crucial to producing a prompt election result in the presidential battleground state of Pennsylvania appeared stuck Thursday between the Democratic governor and the Legislature's House Republican majority. In a statement to The Associated...

Police: Man in motorized wheelchair killed in hit-run crash

Oct. 11, 2020 9:42 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A man was killed after a car hit his motorized wheelchair and fled the scene in Pennsylvania's capital over the weekend, police said. Harrisburg police were called to the scene at about 4:30 p.m. Saturday and found the man with severe injuries. He was rushed to the hospital but was...

FILE - In this Nov. 26, 2019, file photo, Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro speaks at Muhlenberg High School in Reading, Pa. Democrat Shapiro is being challenged by Republican Heather Heidelbaugh for the office. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Pennsylvanians to pick 3 statewide row office holders Nov. 3

Oct. 10, 2020 8:37 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Voters next month will decide who should be Pennsylvania's highest-ranking law enforcement official and oversee an agency with about 250 lawyers and a budget approaching $190 million. They'll pick a state treasurer, a job that handles billions of dollars in public funds and plays a...

Pennsylvania House GOP drops 'election integrity' plan

Oct. 9, 2020 6:32 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — House Republicans in Pennsylvania are dropping plans to fast-track an 11th-hour effort to set up a Republican-majority election panel with subpoena power, officials said Friday, amid accusations that it was an effort to steal the election. In an email to House Republicans, Majority...

Talks to update Pennsylvania's mail-in voting law show life

Oct. 7, 2020 6:57 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Closed-door talks on updating Pennsylvania's fledgling mail-in voting law showed signs of life Wednesday amid warnings that doing nothing will risk a dragged-out vote count in the high-stakes presidential election in the battleground state. House Republicans held an internal...