Oz faces residency questions as he begins his U.S. Senate campaign. The law appears to be on his side
One political observer says residency might still become a problem for him on the campaign trail.
One political observer says residency might still become a problem for him on the campaign trail.
Suozzi says the polarization between the left and the right and resulting extremism is “killing” the country.
“We are hopeful he [Wolf] does come to the table [on this bill] and we can help voters vote and help those who administer our elections.”
“How about this New Year’s resolution- that in the days after New Year’s that we say ‘everybody’ back in the office.”
Williams is expected to frame Hochul as a hold-over of the Cuomo administration,
That’s a huge chunk of change, considering former Gov. Andrew Cuomo had $18 million in the bank when he resigned.
Critics argue the real aim of the grants was to unfairly increase voter turnout for Democratic and progressive candidates.
“I think the Pa. GOP has shifted a bit from [wanting] the most conservative candidate possible to, ‘Who is the most electable?’
“We came off an election (in 2020), where Democrats were all charged up to beat Donald Trump. They succeeded. So that motivator is gone.”
The race between Democrat Maria McLaughlin and Republican Kevin Brobson was marked by big campaign spending and negative ads.
Hundreds of local races across Pennsylvania are on today’s ballot, but determining who is bankrolling the candidates can be onerous.
“With this Unity map, we have the opportunity to elect a candidate of our choice who truly represents us.
Democrats favor one set of maps, while GOP commissioners support a different plan.
Millions of dollars from special interests are pouring into the election, a clear sign of the potential future decisions that could hang in the balance.
“Even though we have 90 days to develop a preliminary plan…we’re all hopeful that we can get it done much sooner than that.”
There are pros and cons to a ballot proposal that would guarantee New Yorkers’ rights to clean air and water.
“We definitely recommend for this election that voters do their homework…know what these proposals are.”
Ken Butler will not be on the ballot, but has been rallying support for a write-in campaign.
Everything you need to vote in the 2021 Pa. election, including key dates, how to find your polling place, and guides to the most consequential races.
“We have an opportunity here. Let’s make the best of it. Pennsylvania’s Hispanic community is ready to be a steward of change rather than victims of it.”
Governor Hochul, who was virtually unknown before she took over, has a 55% approval rating, according to the Marist College poll.
“We must never allow this unprecedented abuse of power to happen again.”
The Senate proposal would end the ability of voters to place themselves on a permanent list to receive mail-in ballots.
“We have a governor who has proven she can do the job and do it with distinction. We have a governor, who by any measure has earned our support.”
“I’m the most prepared person to assume this responsibility, and I am going to ask the voters at some point for their faith in me again.”
When asked directly at the end of the event if she was running for governor next year, James jokingly interrupted the questioner and took her exit.
Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey’s retirement is leaving a rare power vacuum in one of the country’s swingiest swing states.
“I’ve spent my entire career, most of my life, pushing and advocating and fighting on behalf of the people and against injustice and inertia.”
Such reviews are only just beginning elsewhere. That includes in the swing states of Pennsylvania and Wisconsin .
About 7,000 prisoners will still be counted as residents of the districts where their prisons are located.
“We were also trying to run safe polling places and also deal with the additional attention that came from a very contentious presidential election.”
“I would be remiss not to note that over the last couple of years, there has been a great change, but they’ve really put a burden on our boards.”
“This is an attack on our country’s greatest freedom,” Williams said. “It’s an attack on our right to vote.”
Instead of unveiling just one proposed set of maps, the commission released two versions.
The process of passing a congressional map, which the state must do every decades, is essentially the same as passing a bill into law.
“The goal [of this hearing] is simply to stoke distrust and division. The most exasperating part of it all is that everyone on this panel knows that.”
“They’re the ones that live here. They’re the ones that have a voice.”
“Open up this process further than you already have. Make it easy for the public to follow and participate.”
State prisoners will be counted as residents of the districts where they originally lived.
Jake Corman maintains the Senate’s aim is not to turn Trump’s defeat into victory, but to “getting to the bottom of everything that went on.”
“It’s not been demonstrated that there’s a need for this audit, and other folks have rejected the notion that something needs to be done as well.”
“We’re hopeful that we can get through this process, but the census information coming at such a late time has really put us behind schedule.”
A Republican-majority county board in rural northern Pennsylvania on Tuesday accused a state senator of creating “unnecessary chaos.”
Federal officials said turning over things like ballots or hard drives to anyone who isn’t an election official could violate the Civil Rights Act.
One big question: How hard should mapmakers try to match up district lines with county and municipal borders?
“We don’t love all of them, truthfully.”
So far, Tioga and York Counties have both said they will not be voluntarily turning over any material. Tioga said the primary reason was that Governor Tom Wolf’s administration had heavily discouraged it.
Zeldin was one of four Republican members of Congress from New York who voted against certifying the results in Pennsylvania and Arizona.
“My case is gonna be made with 3 million registered Republicans who are gonna decide who they feel is their most electable, conservative Republican to take on the Democratic machine.”
Governor Cuomo, who has an antagonistic relationship with the left of his party, says he and Eric Adams come from the “same political philosophy.”
Although the Congressional maps for 2022 aren’t determined yet, 2020 candidate Kyle Van De Water says he is running again.
The call for public input is a departure from previous redistricting commissions, which have operated largely in secret.
The suspension by the District of Columbia Court of Appeals and a New York state appellate court stems from Rudy Giuliani’s attempts to overturn the results of the 2020 election.
New York saw a few major upsets Tuesday, with some new faces expected to lead at least two of the state’s major cities starting next year.
Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams took the lead in New York City’s mayoral primary race Tuesday while former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang conceded.
“Voters are going to be asked a simple question. Should we add to New York state’s bill of rights, the right to clean air, clean water and a healthful environment?”
The term-limited Mayor Bill de Blasio is exiting after eight years in office, leaving the door of Gracie Mansion wide open for a newcomer. The race is tight, and the field is diverse.
Republicans, who have not won a statewide election in nearly 20 years, are energized by the multiple scandals that are weakening current Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Sen. David Argall (R., Schuylkill) told Spotlight PA he does not see the “damage in doing it one more time to try to answer the concerns that people have.”
“If you add in the fact that we have had this crisis, and the governor has taken some heat for it, and the fact that people aren’t feeling better economically, I think that all comes together to produce these lower ratings.”
Republicans have described it as “comprehensive,” and the product of witness and expert testimony during a series of committee meetings earlier this year.
Many aspects of the proposal may not address actual problems, one expert said.
Pennsylvania Republicans lawmakers are calling for stricter voter identification requirements, in-person early voting, signature verification of mail ballots, and other major changes.
The ballot questions were widely seen as a referendum on the Wolf administration’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Ballots are still being counted. The process will likely continue for at least another day.
Fox News says its coverage of bogus election-fraud claims was “accurate and disinterested” and is protected by the First Amendment.
Barletta, a former Hazleton mayor and four-term member of Congress, has far more electoral experience than any other potential challenger for the GOP nomination.
A few different versions of one of the ballot questions were designed and then randomly assigned each of the voters to answer one.
The suit was filed by eight Republicans hoping to keep or earn county legislature seats. It was one of multiple similar lawsuits filed across the state.
“Many of these disasters, while often short-lived, have long and complex recovery periods lasting weeks, months, and in some cases, years or decades.”
The Legislature could place Stefanik and Tenney in the same district. Both are outspoken conservative women.
“We’re looking at legal options because when you’re talking about 89 [people], I mean, that could be a minor mistake.”
If 89 more people had been counted last year as part of the federal census in New York, the state wouldn’t be losing a seat in Congress for at least the next decade.
“I believe that New York is ready to be returned to glory, but it’s not going to happen with a continued reign of Andrew Cuomo.”
“Right now we’re looking to negotiate.”
“I believe that New York is ready to be returned to glory, but it’s not going to happen with the continued reign of Andrew Cuomo.”
“Pennsylvania would increase security of its election, lighten the burden on election officials, and ensure that all voters have an opportunity to return their ballot and ensure that it’s counted.”
“There’s nothing extraordinary in what the Supreme Court did in interpreting these [election] statutes. It’s what they do every day.”
The Oneida County Attorney says the county and DOJ’s goals are the same, to ensure the rights of voters are protected.
The two new candidates come after Republican Southern Tier Rep. Tom Reed announced he will not seek elected office again.
Voters will elect a slew of new judges to Pennsylvania’s three statewide appellate courts — judges who will no doubt shape important policy in the state for at least the next decade.
Several of the men and women from Pennsylvania are among the highest-profile cases under investigation by the FBI.
The defendant is accused of helping rioters overpower D.C. Metropolitan Police Officer Michael Fanone, who was beaten with flagpoles, tased and had his gear stolen.
Last month, Vance’s office received the former president’s tax returns after a years-long battle, after the Supreme Court paved the way for a New York grand jury to obtain and review the documents.
“If some of these folks have statewide aspirations, that is at least potentially an issue that could come back to be a liability in a statewide race.”
A majority of Democrats in the state Legislature either haven’t taken a public position on whether Cuomo should resign, or have said they want to wait for the results of the attorney general’s investigation.
The Republican ran unsuccessfully for lieutenant governor in 2018, hitching his wagon to former State Sen. Scott Wagner.
“You need to weave together coalitions of people from different demographics, regions of the state, but also different ideologies. There just aren’t enough Republican votes to win an election.”
“Your next mayor will not only need to ensure public safety, maintain the roads and bridges, upkeep the parks, and manage your sewer and water service.”
Recent population estimates and data from the latest American Community Survey can be used to help figure out where the new district lines should be.
Tenney would’ve voted against the second impeachment of Trump, saying fiery language is used on both sides and protected by the First Amendment.
By law, a five-member legislative committee called the Legislative Reapportionment Commission spearheads the map drawing process.
Currently, there are 600,000 more registered Democratic voters than Republicans in the commonwealth.
“Voters were disenfranchised. The outcome of a congressional race was held in limbo for over three months, leaving this county and district without federal representation while we fight a global pandemic.”
Politically, he has made a project of attempting to bridge the increasing conservatism of de-industrialized, once-Democratic-voting areas with his own brand of progressive politics.
For the first time in generations, New York Democrats are in absolute control of the process for Congress and the state legislature.
Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz has announced he is opening an investigation into the matter.
It was discovered the Board failed to process over 2,400 voter registration applications that were filed on time through the state DMV website.
A panel tasked with drawing new legislative districts for members of Congress and the state Legislature still hasn’t received funding allocated in this year’s state budget.
The GOP-backed resolution means counties will turn over voting data within the next 45 days..
While the state already requires counties to audit a portion of ballots in every race, GOP caucus spokesman Mike Straub said the legislature should examine what it alleges are “the impacts of interference.”
Some have taken a more defiant approach, including several rank-and-file members of the House Republican Caucus.
“I want to be able to disagree with one another, to speak our truth. But I want to do it in a way that I don’t feel contempt or feel tempted to dehumanize the other person.”
“The teachings of at least the Haudenosaunee people are that the decisions we make today impact seven generations into the future and so that weighs heavy on people’s minds.”
“We knew that there is an overwhelming Democratic absentee vote that has to be counted still in a lot of our districts.”
“Something was systematically wrong with the polls generally, not just here, but across the country. Clearly, I think there was an underestimation of the Republican side of the turnout.”
This year, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, all eligible voters were allowed to cast mail in ballots, and they have not yet been counted, and may not be for several days.
To find out who wins this year’s Congressional contests in New York State will require patience. The pandemic transformed how this election was run in New York State. The vast number of ballots cast by mail before Election Day could lengthen the amount of time it takes to count all the votes. But that won’t mean there are problems with the results.
While Democrat Joe Biden is heavily favored to win the state over President Donald Trump, there is plenty of action in congressional and state races for voters to weigh in on.
Reports are flying that President Donald Trump may try to falsely claim electoral victory Tuesday night before states like Pennsylvania finish counting ballots.
President Trump told the Southern Poverty Law Center-designated hate group The Proud Boys to “stand back and stand by.”
“There’s no gimmies. In this election cycle in a state like New York there’s no automatics. So wherever there is an open seat, we have to be invested and take it very seriously.”
While voter turnout is expected to break records this election, the right to vote for some Latinos was not always a guarantee.
More than three-fourths of Republicans are planning to vote in person, while a majority of Democrats said they have or will cast a mail-in ballot.
“The placement and the removal of the adhesive, will add to the erosion of the headstone, and certainly just as a precautionary measure, they’ve put that in place.”
Unaffiliated voters aren’t talked about a lot but they can be the difference between winning and losing close elections. They wonder why should they compromise their beliefs to join a political party.
“We’re anticipating a very big turnout in early voting, it seems easier than Election Day, but we have no idea.”
A survey of Pennsylvanians who did not vote in 2016, found nearly half of nonvoters wanted to cast ballots on Election Day, but were held back by logistical issues — bucking the stereotype of nonvoters as people who are checked out of politics.
“The closer the race, the longer it will take to know who the winner is, and oftentimes you do know within 24-36 hours because it’s not a very, very close race.”
More than two dozen election officials said they’ll set up at least a drop box or two monitored by a law enforcement official, security camera or both.
“[The ruling] jeopardizes the security and integrity of our elections and will potentially put Pennsylvania in the middle of a disastrous national crisis.”
New Yorkers who are not currently registered to vote in the November elections have until October 9th to do so.
The Let NY Vote Coalition says pre-paying postage on return envelopes for absentee ballots will reduce obstacles for voters with health risks.
“Young people can help our elections and make some extra money by becoming poll workers and relieve the pressure on our older poll workers.”
Voters in New York can now request an absentee ballot for the November elections online, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday, with a special portal set up by the state to handle those requests statewide.
“We’re all trying to figure out, ‘How can the counties have the responsibility for making sure the count is accurate and as timely as possible?”
Voters can begin requesting absentee ballots right away from their local elections boards, citing the reason that they fear risks of contracting the coronavirus or any other contagious illness.
In a rush to find answers, lawmakers and election officials alike are proposing a number of changes.
Cuomo’s “American Crisis” will be released Oct. 13, three weeks before Election Day, when Trump is expected to face Democratic nominee Joe Biden.
“If in fact we brought the boxes to them, and they had the ability to vote right at senior centers, right at community centers, then I think that’s the recipe for success.”
“If they get too far into the weeds or attempt to drop in other fixes now, my fear is nothing will get done.”
Changes to state law need to be effective by early September if counties are to implement them in time for the general election.
This will be the 25th time Hawkins has run for office, but his first national campaign. He’s run for Congress, U.S. Senate, governor and several other state and local offices.
“There are many of us who represent diverse communities, … [who] understand that it is our duty to stand up, to protect the rights of Pennsylvanians to vote.”
Pence itinerary included stops in Lancaster, Chester and Philly; Biden was in Scranton, his childhood hometown
New York is a reliable Democratic state in presidential elections. There are no statewide races for governor or U.S. Senate this year. The state has 27 congressional districts. New York voters must be registered with a political party to participate in its primary elections.
The former Pennsylvania governor tells NPR that he worries the president is hurting his own cause by talking down absentee voting because in many cases, it helps Republicans.
“I don’t think I’d feel comfortable walking into a polling place that was in a sheriff’s department—as a black man and especially not during the current moment in American history.’
One of the longest portions of the forum involved questions about housing and homelessness.
More voters cast provisional ballots Tuesday because they hadn’t received their mailed ballot or feared it wouldn’t make the return deadline.
“The word is uncertainty. We don’t know what’s going to happen and it’s very tough for our school districts to budget.”
The challenge now: Counting nearly 2 million mail-in ballots. Final results may take a week to tabulate
Wolf makes surprise announcement that he’s extending deadline for returning mail-in ballots by a week
Voters eligible to cast ballots in the Democratic presidential primary and several congressional and state legislative primaries will be mailed applications for absentee ballots.
The New York State Board of Elections had canceled the June 23 primary over concerns about the coronavirus pandemic.
There will likely still be polling places open on June 23rd, but Governor Cuomo is strongly encouraging voters to use the mail- in option instead.
At this point, the state is allowing both in-person and absentee ballots for those village and special district elections.
Election chiefs call on state officials to allow processing to start earlier, clarify which polling places can open.
“Literally, ‘Pay me now and maybe you will get some stuff some time in the future,’ is where some vendors are starting.”
Voters who request absentee and mail-in ballots before the May 26 deadline might receive them at different times due to “factors outside their control.”
State Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-Franklin), the sponsor of a longshot measure to revoke the governor’s emergency powers, said the waiver decisions seem random.
“We at the Board have a legal mandate to conduct our jobs. The continuity of government depends in part on some of the work that we’re doing.”
“I don’t think it’s wise to be bringing a lot of people to one location to vote. A lot of people touching one door knob, a lot of people touching one pen, whatever you call the new device on the ballots.”
“Any at risk individuals should be rightfully wary of voting in person at crowded polling places.”
“The federal government should order factories to manufacture masks, gowns, ventilators. The essential medical equipment that’s going to make a difference between life and death.”
As he runs for president, the former New York City mayor faces tough questions about aggressive police tactics that disproportionately targeted young men of color.
Bloomberg is skipping all of the early states and banking instead on proving his campaign’s viability by doing well on Super Tuesday, when 14 states vote on March 3.
Republican Scott Perry and Democrat Matt Cartwright are both considered to be in toss-up races.
The new application website comes courtesy of Act 77, which expands voting laws. Lawmakers passed it in an effort to boost participation.
At a Women for Trump event in Camp Hill, the vice president touched on education, veterans’ issues, abortion, undocumented immigrants and what he sees as ‘socialism’ in the Democratic party.
The Democratic National Committee is eliminating the requirement for candidates to show grassroots donor support in order to appear in the Nevada debate on Feb. 19.
“We care about people in Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua and so forth and that’s what they’re demonstrating here tonight.”
Thanks to a package of new laws, county officials will likely have to count more absentee ballots and register more voters.
In order to change how congressional and state legislative districts are drawn before nationwide reapportionment in 2021, the General Assembly needs to strike a deal by early August.
GOP Speaker Mike Turzai scheduled the elections to be held less than a month before the primary. Democratic leaders think that’s needlessly confusing.
The freshmen congressional members join a growing number of Pennsylvania politicians throwing support behind the former vice president.
Auditor General Eugene DePasquale says he found tens of thousands of discrepancies in a review of county registration records. But the department says he’s overstating the issue.
House Republicans have voted to elect appellate court judges in regional, partisan elections. Only two other states use similar methods.
“I’ve been on the road pretty much constantly for six months.”
“A lifetime of working with my hands, managing daily challenges and finding creative solutions, that’s given me the tools I need to be your representative in the Senate.”
The Thursday, Dec. 19, debate is co-hosted by PBS NewsHour and Politico. It will air at 8:00 p.m. on WSKG Television and WSKG Radio.
It’s called a severability clause, and it’s often included to protect a new law from court challenges.
“The charge of this commission is to set up a system of public financing to reduce the undue influence of big money in our politics. These contribution limits will allow big money to continue flowing, and it’s just completely unacceptable.”
“War chests are in, high contribution limits are in. We are designing a system that is not going to incentivize viable candidates to participate.”