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PA GOP Approves Subpoenas For Voters’ Personal Info

The Washington Post reports: Republican lawmakers in Pennsylvania on Wednesday approved subpoenas for a wide range of data and personal information on voters, advancing a probe of the 2020 election in a key battleground state former president Donald Trump has repeatedly targeted with baseless claims of fraud. The move drew a sharp rebuke from Democrats who described the effort as …

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PA Candidate Vows Violence Against School Board

“Men, where are you? Make men great again. Make men men again. When we walk into those school boards, we’re gonna have everything we need to do to go in there with those 9-0 school boards that voted to put these masks back on children with no scientific — it’s done! “Do you understand that? Forget going into these school …

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Pennsylvania Woman Sentenced To Year In Prison After Spitting On Grocery Produce, Yelling She Had COVID

The Associated Press reports: A Pennsylvania woman who pleaded guilty to coughing and spitting on food at a supermarket in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic was sentenced Tuesday to at least a year in jail. Margaret Ann Cirko, 37, pleaded guilty in June to a felony count of making bomb threats. Authorities said Cirko entered a Gerrity’s Supermarket …

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PA Senate To Begin “Forensic” Probe Of 2020 Election

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports: Almost 10 months after the presidential election, the Pennsylvania Senate will open hearings this week as it launches a “forensic investigation,” the top Republican senator said Monday. Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman (R., Centre) said lawmakers will seek voting records, ballots, and machines — and suggested the Senate will use subpoenas to get them. “We …

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Rep. Conor Lamb Launches Pennsylvania US Senate Bid

Politico reports: Rep. Conor Lamb is launching his long-expected Senate bid in Pennsylvania Friday, joining the crowded Democratic field in a state that is critical for the party as it seeks to protect or expand its narrow Senate majority. Lamb, 37, a Marine and former prosecutor, rose to prominence when he won a nationally-watched House special election in 2018 months …

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“Election Integrity” Cultists Go Door-To-Door In PA County, Demand To Know Who Residents Voted For

The York Dispatch reports: A group calling itself an “election integrity committee” drew allegations of voter intimidation after its members reportedly knocked on doors across York County asking about how and for whom residents voted. York County President Commissioner Julie Wheeler, who said she received numerous calls about the individuals claiming to be members of the committee, emphasized that they …

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PA Gov Candidate Proclaims Innocence In Fatal Crash, Drove For Miles With Motorcycle Stuck To Front Of Car

Pittsburgh’s NBC News reports: Charlie Gerow, a Republican who announced his candidacy for governor last month, said Friday that he is cooperating with a police investigation into an accident in which a motorcyclist was killed, and that shut down the Pennsylvania Turnpike for seven hours. Gerow apparently drove for several miles with the motorcycle stuck to the front of his …

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QAnon PA Senator Announces “Audit” Of 2020 Election

Politico reports: A Pennsylvania ally of former President Donald Trump announced that he would try to initiate a review of the 2020 election in the key battleground state, mirroring a controversial effort in Arizona to examine the results months after President Joe Biden was sworn in. State Sen. Doug Mastriano, a Republican who has repeatedly echoed Trump’s false claims about …

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QAnon PA Senator Unveils Plan For Private Vote “Audit”

The Associated Press reports: Sen. Doug Mastriano, a rising force in Pennsylvania’s ultra-conservative circles who has talked of his desire to bring an Arizona-style audit to Pennsylvania, led a private briefing Wednesday for Republican senators on his plan. Mastriano also solicited legal advice from a Philadelphia-based law firm about the Senate Republican caucus using private money to finance consultants and …

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PA State Supreme Court Overturns Cosby’s Conviction

The Associated Press reports: Pennsylvania’s highest court has overturned comedian Bill Cosby’s sex assault conviction. The court said Wednesday that they found an agreement with a previous prosecutor prevented him from being charged in the case. The 83-year-old Cosby has served more than two years at a state prison near Philadelphia. He has vowed to serve his full 10-year sentence …

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Pennsylvania Woman Arrested In Capitol Riot, Allegedly Called For Rioters To Mace “Fucking Traitor” Reporter

Harrisburg’s CBS News affiliate reports: A Mechanicsburg woman is charged with entering the Capitol on January 6, 2021. Sandy Pomeroy Weyer entered the U.S. Capitol on January 6 and engaged in obstructive conduct while in the U.S. Capitol. On January 7, 2021, the FBI received a tip through the FBI Office of Public Affairs Digital Media Tips website. The tipster …

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Cultist PA State Senator Wants Arizona-Style “Audit”

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports: The Pennsylvania state senator in charge of a key election committee is backing an audit of the November presidential contest similar to Arizona’s partisan ballot review, four days after former President Donald Trump called him out and claimed he was dragging his feet. Despite two audits and assurances from every level of government that the election …

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PA Social Studies Teacher Charged In Capitol Riot

Law & Crime reports: A Penn State graduate has been arrested and charged with numerous crimes in connection with the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol Complex, according to a recent filing in D.C. federal district court. Robert Morss, a now-former substitute teacher, was arrested by the FBI at his apartment in Glenshaw, Pa. on Friday morning on suspicion …

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Feds: Man Posed As Trump’s Sister To Scam Cultists

NBC News reports: A Pennsylvania man fraudulently used then-President Donald Trump’s relatives’ names and photos – including those of Trump’s teen son – to rip off unsuspecting followers of a fictitious political fundraising operation, the FBI said. Joshua Hall, of Mechanicsburg, Penn., allegedly raised thousands of dollars using Trump family identities on his platforms – claiming those relatives were helping …

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QAnon PA Republicans Call for 2020 Election Audit

The Wall Street Journal reports: Pennsylvania GOP lawmakers visited an ongoing Republican-ordered audit of 2020 ballots in Phoenix Wednesday and called for their state to conduct a similar review, the latest sign that political fighting over last year’s election is far from over. Republicans in Arizona’s senate ordered the audit of roughly 2.1 million ballots cast in Maricopa County, home …

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Cosby Denied Parole, He Refused Sex Offender Program

USA Today reports: Bill Cosby will not be released from prison anytime soon. The 83-year-old actor, who is currently serving three to 10 years in Pennsylvania state prison after being convicted of sexual assault in 2018, has been denied parole nearly three years into his sentence. The Pennsylvania State Parole Board declined Cosby’s parole request on May 11 partly over …

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Pennsylvania Keeps “Homosexuality” In Obscenity Laws

Raw Story reports: Republicans in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives on Monday voted to keep the word “homosexuality” included in the state’s public indecency and obscenity laws, angering top-ranking Democrats including those who introduced legislation to remove the classification from the books. But on a party line vote every Republican, led by Speaker Brian Cutler (photo), elected to abuse, attack, …

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Cultist GOP Ex-Rep Launches Bid For PA Governor

Penn Live reports: Lou Barletta, the Republican Party’s Donald Trump-endorsed nominee for U.S. Senate in 2018, is running for governor of Pennsylvania. Barletta becomes the most prominent Republican yet to jump into the race to succeed Gov. Tom Wolf, who is term-limited and cannot seek reelection next year. In a video announcing his candidacy on Monday, Barletta delivered a scathing …

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PA Cultist Sean Parnell Launches US Senate Bid

Pittsburgh’s CBS News affiliate reports: Former congressional candidate Sean Parnell, who lost narrowly to U.S. Rep. Conor Lamb last November, is tossing his hat back into the ring. But this time it’s for a different office. Republican Parnell, the father of three, hasn’t given up on his desire to serve, but this time he’s aiming higher for the Senate seat …

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Man Who Voted Illegally For Trump Gets Probation

The Philly Voice reports: A Marple Township man who illegally registered his dead mother as a Republican and cast a vote on her behalf in the 2020 presidential election has been sentenced to five years of probation, Delaware County prosecutors said. Bruce Bartman, 70, pleaded guilty to felony counts of perjury and unlawful voting last December after investigators discovered he …

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