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Pennsylvania Democrats sue over GOP election 'investigation'

Sep. 17, 2021 20:43 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democrats in Pennsylvania's state Senate sued Friday evening in a state court to block a Republican-approved subpoena seeking voter information and to put a stop to what Republicans call a “forensic investigation” of last year’s presidential election. ...

Bipartisan election bill introduced in Pennsylvania

Sep. 17, 2021 17:25 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Bipartisan legislation to try to fix disputed or gray areas of Pennsylvania's election law was introduced Friday in the state Senate, after more than a year of lawsuits, partisan bickering and legislative stalemates inflamed by last year's presidential election. ...

GOP lawmakers vote for subpoena seeking voter information

Sep. 15, 2021 15:34 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republicans in the Pennsylvania Senate prepared Wednesday to test how far they can go in pursuing what the GOP calls a “forensic investigation” of last year’s presidential election, as Democrats accused them of helping perpetuate the “big lie” of baseless...

GOP aims to advance election 'investigation' with subpoenas

Sep. 10, 2021 18:07 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republicans in Pennsylvania’s state Senate are pushing forward what the GOP calls a “forensic investigation” of last year’s presidential election, scheduling a Senate committee meeting for next Wednesday to vote on subpoenas. It is another...

Republicans start election 'investigation' in Pennsylvania

Sep. 09, 2021 18:19 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republicans in Pennsylvania's state Senate held their first hearing Thursday in what they call a “forensic investigation” into last year's presidential election, an underwhelming affair that Democrats nevertheless say is an extension of a national campaign to...

State Senate appropriations chair injured in Colorado wreck

Sep. 09, 2021 17:23 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A prominent Pennsylvania state senator was in a motorcycle wreck more than a week ago and is recovering, his office said Thursday. Republican Sen. Pat Browne was in Colorado, on his way to participate in a train photography event, when the crash...

Publisher to reissue Pa. senator's WWI book with corrections

Sep. 08, 2021 15:04 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The academic press that published a Pennsylvania state senator's book about World War I hero Sgt. Alvin York has asked him to review a list of factual errors and sourcing issues in the book and the press' director said Tuesday it plans to publish a corrected version...

Parnell gets Trump endorsement in Pennsylvania Senate race

Sep. 01, 2021 17:09 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump on Wednesday gave an endorsement in Pennsylvania's crowded U.S. Senate field, backing Republican Sean Parnell in what is expected to be one of the nation’s most competitive Senate contests in next year’s election. ...

EXPLAINER: Will an election 'audit' happen in Pennsylvania?

Aug. 28, 2021 09:59 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Nearly 10 months after last year's election, Pennsylvania's state lawmakers can seemingly no longer avoid pressure to mount an Arizona-style “audit” of the 2020 election, stoked by former President Donald Trump's persistent and baseless claims that the election...

Election 'audit' sows intra-GOP fight, attacks by Democrats

Aug. 26, 2021 18:32 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — One Pennsylvania state senator's campaign to carry out former President Donald Trump's vision of a “full forensic investigation” into last year's election has blown up into an intra-party war and a political opening for Democrats. It is also...