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Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Nov. 25, 2020 3:44 PM EST

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania’s newspapers: Last call at bars this Thanksgiving eve will be at 5 because of COVID-19 surge. ICUs are filling. Things didn’t have to be this bad. LNP Nov. 25 “Amid COVID-19 case surges unseen in the pandemic’s...

President-elect Joe Biden speaks during a meeting at The Queen theater Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Biden certified as winner of Pennsylvania presidential vote

Nov. 24, 2020 11:55 AM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democrat Joe Biden was certified Tuesday as winner of the presidential election in Pennsylvania, culminating three weeks of vote counting and a string of failed legal challenges by President Donald Trump. Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf first disclosed in a tweet that the Department of...

FILE - In this May 6, 2019 file photo, gun rights advocates gather for an annual rally on the steps of the state Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa. Legislation heading to the desk of Gov. Tom Wolf repeals long-standing laws in Pennsylvania intended to control gun-carrying and prevent public officials from shutting down firearms dealers during disaster emergencies declared by a governor.  (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Wolf to veto bills on carrying, selling guns amid disasters

Nov. 20, 2020 2:32 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf will veto legislation heading to his desk that would repeal long-standing laws intended to control the carrying of guns and prevent public officials from shutting down firearms sales during disaster emergencies declared by a governor. Wolf, a Democrat who has advocated...

High court to hear appeal in triple-fatal interstate crash

Nov. 18, 2020 11:23 AM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The state Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal by a Mississippi truck driver sentenced to 28½ to 78 years in prison in an alcohol-related crash on a Pennsylvania interstate that killed three people, including a toddler. PennLive.com reports that the high court agreed to...

Election Bureau Director Albert L. Gricoski, left, opens provisional ballots alongside election bureau staff Christine Marmas, right, while poll watchers observe from behind at the Schuylkill County Election Bureau in Pottsville, Pa. on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020. (Lindsey Shuey/The Republican-Herald via AP)

Trump campaign drops key request in Pennsylvania lawsuit

Nov. 16, 2020 8:12 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s campaign is withdrawing a central request in its lawsuit seeking to stop the certification of the election results in Pennsylvania, where Democrat Joe Biden beat Trump to capture the state and help win the White House. Ahead of a Tuesday hearing in the...

Shapiro still sees no evidence of Pennsylvania voting fraud

Nov. 12, 2020 6:57 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s highest-ranking law enforcement official said Thursday that more than a week after Election Day he still has not seen any indication there was widespread voter fraud. Democratic Attorney General Josh Shapiro, elected to a second term last week, said lawyers for...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Nov. 11, 2020 2:31 PM EST

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania’s newspapers: State, counties meet challenge of unique election The Citizens’ Voice Nov. 9 Pennsylvania long has been considered a presidential “swing” state, to the point that it has been the hinge on the White...

A woman shows her support for President Donald Trump on Monday, Nov. 9, 2020, in Scranton, Pa. (Jake Danna Stevens/The Times-Tribune via AP)

Tally may bring challenges under Pennsylvania recount rules

Nov. 10, 2020 7:58 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania counties ground through ballot counting Tuesday, a week after voting concluded in a high-turnout battleground election that tested a new vote-by-mail law, as President Donald Trump sought to reverse a winning margin for former Vice President Joe Biden. Preliminary counts...

A Luzerne County worker canvases ballots that arrived after closing of voting until Friday at 5 p.m. and postmarked by Nov. 3rd as vote counting in the general election continues, Friday, Nov. 6, 2020, in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Trump campaign sues to block Pennsylvania election result

Nov. 9, 2020 9:58 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump's campaign launched a lawsuit to stop the certification of the election results in Pennsylvania, suing Monday as counties continued to sort through provisional ballots and mail-in ballots nearly a week after the election in the battleground state. The...

Health secretary: Pennsylvania at critical point in pandemic

Nov. 9, 2020 8:06 PM EST

As new coronavirus cases explode, Pennsylvania’s top health official on Monday warned the state is at a “critical point” in the pandemic and begged recalcitrant residents to wear masks, avoid congregating and take other simple preventative measures to slow the spread. Infections,...