#The Pennsylvania Senate


Pennsylvania Attorney General On His Fight To Protect Voters' Private Information

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro about GOP efforts to obtain voter information in connection with the 2020 presidential election. Republicans in swing states continue to fight a battle over last year's presidential election. Donald Trump's false claims of voter fraud have inspired lawmakers in Arizona, Wisconsin and Georgia, among others, to pass new laws and pursue investigations. In Pennsylvania, the state Senate just approved subpoenas seeking the personal information of millions of voters. Pennsylvania's attorney general is a Democrat who has vowed to fight the subpoenas and protect voter information.

Pa. Senate Democrats sue Republicans to block election review subpoena

Democrats in the Pennsylvania Senate sued their Republican colleagues Friday evening to block them from subpoenaing voter records as part of a review of the 2020 election. The lawsuit argues that the Republican effort unconstitutionally tramples on the separation of powers by stepping on the courts’ power to investigate and rule on election disputes and on the executive branch’s power, given specifically to the state auditor general, to audit how elections are run. The lawsuit also contends that the subpoena violates state election law because it requests voters’ private information, including driver’s license numbers and the last four digits of Social Security numbers.

Parents, including a top Pa. Republican, are suing over the school mask mandate. Here's what to know about the cases

PHILADELPHIA — After months of heated school board meetings, the battle over whether children in Pennsylvania schools have to wear masks has shifted to the courts. At least three lawsuits have been filed challenging the order by Gov. Tom Wolf's administration, which took effect last week and has generated protests in some school communities.

Philly’s real-life marching Saints | Morning Newsletter

Good morning, everyone. Thanks for spending some time on this beautiful Monday across the region to check out what’s inside The Inquirer Morning Newsletter. If you’re like me, you’re still wondering how the Eagles came up small against San Francisco in yesterday’s home opener — well, we have all the analysis and opinions from our team of Eagles beat writers. But first, I have this heartwarming story of another Philly football team dedicating its season to a beloved coach who died from COVID-19. That, plus a roundup of last night’s winners and losers at the 73rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles.

(VIDEO) PA State Senator Doug Mastriano On Election Subpoenas: “We’re Still Nowhere Closer To An Audit Than We Were Last November.”

On Wednesday, the Pennsylvania senate issued lackluster subpoenas for election evidence that failed to include ballots or machines used in the 2020 election. The Gateway Pundit reported this fact as it leaves many wondering what the point of this audit is. Why Would Yesterday’s Vote in the Pennsylvania Senate for...

Capitol Report

Following is a listing of executive and legislative action from the week of Sept. 13. Both houses of the General Assembly were in recess at press time. The Pennsylvania Senate was poised to return to session Monday and the state House of Representatives was scheduled to reconvene Sept. 27. 2020...

‘What You Need to Know’: Senate-issues subpoena, COVID-19 closes an elementary school, Hispanic Heritage Month, and the Bethlehem Historic District is one step closer to World Heritage site status

In our regular Friday feature, “What You Need to Know,” WLVR’s Brad Klein speaks with WLVR’s VP of News, Jim Deegan, about the week’s top local news. This week: the Pennsylvania Senate issues subpoenas in an examination of the State’s past two elections; a Bethlehem elementary school is forced to close due to a Covid-19 outbreak; Hispanic Heritage Month begins; and the Bethlehem Historic District, headquarters of the Moravian Church seeks World Heritage District status from the UN.

PA Authorizes Subpoenas Over Election Rig, One Step Closer To Real Forensic Audit

Pennsylvania just got another step closer to a full forensic audit of the election rig. Pennsylvania GOP authorizes subpoenas in election probe. Republicans in the Pennsylvania Senate took another step toward an Arizona-style forensic audit when they voted Wednesday to authorize subpoenas for personal information on every voter around the commonwealth.
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GOP Lawmakers Vote for Subpoena Seeking Voter Information

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 claims that former President Donald Trump was cheated out of victory.

Why Would Yesterday’s Vote in the Pennsylvania Senate for 2020 Election Subpoenas Exclude the Ballots Counted and the Voting Machines Used?

Why would Pennsylvania’s Senate vote to subpoena some items related to the 2020 Election but ignore other items requested from another Senate Committee?. The Pennsylvania Senate Intergovernment Operations Committee voted yesterday to subpoena a number of items related to the 2020 Election in their state. This list was robust and included emails related to the Secretary of State’s office and a number of inventories of Pennsylvanians who voted or were registered in the 2020 Election.