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Appeals court allows Pennsylvania to restrict crowd size

Oct. 1, 2020 3:47 PM EDT

Pennsylvania can restore pandemic restrictions on indoor and outdoor gatherings, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday, putting on hold a judge’s ruling that threw out statewide limits on crowd size and other measures meant to limit the spread of the coronavirus. The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals...

GOP lawmaker's positive COVID-19 test cancels voting session

Oct. 1, 2020 3:10 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Republican lawmaker's positive test for COVID-19 on Thursday prompted legislative leaders to immediately cancel the day's Pennsylvania House voting session, and human resources workers were deployed to trace his personal contacts to see if others should be quarantined. Rep. Paul...

Applications for mail-in ballots are seen at a satellite election office at Temple University's Liacouras Center, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Trump campaign threatens to sue over Philly election offices

Sep. 30, 2020 8:31 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump's campaign threatened a lawsuit Wednesday if it does not gain access for its campaign employees to observe activity inside newly opened satellite election offices in Philadelphia, where people can register to vote, apply for mail-in ballots and fill them out. A...

House GOP pushes ahead plan for 'election integrity' panel

Sep. 30, 2020 5:31 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A proposal to set up a Republican-majority state House panel to review the fall election, with subpoena power and money to operate, was muscled out of committee Wednesday over loud Democratic objections. The resolution would establish a Select Committee on Election Integrity to look...

FILE - in this Nov. 6, 2012, file photo, Democratic congressional candidate Kathy Boockvar steps out of the voting booth with her daughter, Colette, after casting her vote on Election Day at the Pine Run Community in Doylestown, Pa. Boockvar, Pennsylvania's Secretary of State, said Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, it appears that the nine military ballots thrown out by an election office worker in Wilkes-Barre was a mistake and not

9 discarded ballots weren't fraud, state election chief says

Sep. 30, 2020 3:25 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — It appears that an election worker’s decision to throw out nine military ballots in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, amounted to a mistake and not “intentional fraud,” the state’s top elections official said Wednesday. Workers in the elections office in Luzerne...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Sep. 30, 2020 2:50 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania’s newspapers: The county Election Bureau needs fixing and quickly The Citizens' Voice Sept. 26 Luzerne County is taking an unfortunate turn in the national spotlight after a joint federal/county investigation found at least seven...

Vote stickers are seen at a satellite election office at Temple University's Liacouras Center, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Pennsylvania counties push for changes to mail ballot law

Sep. 29, 2020 6:18 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's counties pressed lawmakers and Gov. Tom Wolf to allow them to process mail-in ballots before Election Day in the battleground state as they consider the prospect of waiting until polls open to dig into what could be 3 million or more envelopes. Meanwhile, Philadelphia...

People rally for gun rights on the rainy steps of the Pennsylvania Capitol on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, in Harrisburg, Pa. The annual Rally to Protect Your Right to Keep and Bear Arms provided an update on the gun lobby's legislative efforts and opposition, and gave attendees an opportunity to target Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and other political opponents. (AP Photo/Mark Scolforo)

Rally brings gun rights advocates to Pennsylvania Capitol

Sep. 29, 2020 5:12 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A smaller than usual crowd of a few hundred people rallied for gun rights on the steps of Pennsylvania's Capitol on Tuesday, an annual event that also was attended by a few dozen state lawmakers. The Rally to Protect Your Right to Keep and Bear Arms constituted a pep rally, provided...

GOP takes Pennsylvania court's ballot deadline to high court

Sep. 28, 2020 3:37 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republican lawmakers in Pennsylvania asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday to put a hold on a ruling in the presidential battleground state that extends the deadline in November's election to receive and count mailed-in ballots. Republicans, including President Donald Trump's...

A limited number of fans in the student section, seated according to COVID-19 restrictions requiring social distancing and masks, watch in the first half an NCAA college football game between LSU and Mississippi State in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. Mississippi State won 44-34. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

The Latest: Cal State Long Beach campus announces quarantine

Sep. 26, 2020 9:36 PM EDT

LONG BEACH, Calif. — All California State University, Long Beach, students who live on campus have been placed in quarantine after five students tested positive for COVID-19 and all in-person instruction will be halted for two weeks. University President Jane Close Conoley said in a statement that the...