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PA State Rep Dies Of Aneurysm At 42, Was COVID+

Penn Live reports: Pennsylvania Rep. Mike Reese died Saturday afternoon after suffering an apparent brain aneurysm, his family announced. Reese — who was elected in 2008 to serve parts of Westmoreland and Somerset counties — was 42 years old. He is survived by his wife Angela and three children. Reese was elected to Republican caucus chairman for the 2020–21 session. …

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PA Man Registered Dead Relatives Who Voted Trump

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports: In the weeks leading up to the presidential election, Elizabeth Bartman and Elizabeth Weihman registered to vote as Republicans in Nether Providence Township, Delaware County officials said Monday. There was one problem: Both women had been dead for several years. The man behind those applications, Bruce Bartman, now faces two felony counts of perjury, as well …

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Dem Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf Tests COVID+

Just in from Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf: “During a routine test yesterday, I tested positive for COVID-19. I have no symptoms and am feeling well. I am following CDC and Department of Health guidelines. Frances has been tested and, as we await the result, is quarantining at home with me. “I am continuing to serve the commonwealth and performing all …

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Supreme Court Rejects Election Suit By PA Republicans

The Associated Press reports: The Supreme Court has rejected Republicans’ last-gasp bid to reverse Pennsylvania’s certification of President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in the electoral battleground. The court without comment Tuesday refused to call into question the certification process in Pennsylvania. Gov. Tom Wolf already has certified Biden’s victory and the state’s 20 electors are to meet on Dec. 14 to …

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Trump Pressures PA House Speaker To Overturn Result

The Washington Post reports: President Trump called the speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives twice during the past week to make an extraordinary request for help reversing his loss in the state, reflecting a broadening pressure campaign by the president and his allies to try to subvert the 2020 election result. The calls, confirmed by House Speaker Bryan Cutler’s …

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PA Republicans Ask Congress To Reject Election Result

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports: Just hours after GOP leadership in the state House indicated they would not move to upend Pennsylvania’s election results in Harrisburg, Speaker Bryan Cutler [photo] and Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff joined more than 60 Republican colleagues Friday in calling on members of Congress to do it instead. In a letter Democrats dismissed as a stunt, the …

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PA Supreme Court Tosses Bid To Throw Out Mail Votes

Pittsburgh’s CBS News affiliate reports: The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has dismissed the lawsuit from Congressman Mike Kelly and congressional candidate Sean Parnell to declare universal mail-in voting unconstitutional in the state and deny the votes of the majority of Pennsylvanians who voted by mail in the Nov. 3 election. The state Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, threw out the …

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PA Republicans Petition SCOTUS To Toss Mail-In Votes

We’ve still got two weeks of this bullshit: President Trump’s allies said Tuesday they have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to block a decision by Pennsylvania’s highest court dismissing a challenge of the state’s mail-in voting system. The lawsuit is one of many protesting the results in the swing state’s elections, and the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Saturday said that …

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“Stop The Steal” Leader Tested COVID+ At WH Meeting

The Associated Press reports: A Pennsylvania state senator abruptly left a West Wing meeting with President Donald Trump after being informed he had tested positive for the coronavirus, a person with direct knowledge of the meeting told The Associated Press on Sunday. Republican state Sen. Doug Mastriano had gone to the White House last Wednesday with like-minded Republican state lawmakers …

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Pennsylvania Lt. Gov: Trump Team Will Get Their “Clock Cleaned” If They Try To Appeal My State To SCOTUS

CNN reports: Pennsylvania’s lieutenant governor said late Saturday that he is hopeful President Trump’s campaign appeals lawsuits thrown out by judges in the state to the U.S. Supreme Court so the issue can be put to rest on a national stage. “I hope they do [appeal to the Supreme Court],” Lt. Gov. John Fetterman (D) said on CNN. “And they’re …

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PA Supreme Court Tosses Bid To Invalidate Mail Votes

CBS News reported last week: Congressman Mike Kelly [photo] and congressional candidate Sean Parnell are requesting the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania to declare universal mail-in voting unconstitutional in the state and deny the votes of the majority of Pennsylvanians who voted by mail in the Nov. 3 election. In the official request, the plaintiffs specifically cite issue with Act 77 …

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Trump Spreads Another Stupid Lie About PA Votes

Snopes reports: One of the many pieces of misinformation repeated by President Donald Trump and his legal team, in an effort to dispute the results of Trump’s 2020 election loss to Joe Biden, was the claim that the number of mail-in votes recorded in Pennsylvania greatly exceeded the number of mail-in ballots requested. This claim was egregiously wrong, however. The …

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NO MERIT: Appeals Court Boots Trump’s PA Lawsuit

Buzzfeed News reports: A federal appeals court on Friday handed another loss to the Trump campaign’s effort to undo President-elect Joe Biden’s win in Pennsylvania, with a judge — one of Trump’s nominees — writing that the campaign’s “claims have no merit.” In a 3-0 decision, the US Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit rejected the campaign’s effort to …

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Cultist PA Sheriff Charged In Alleged Theft Scheme

The Washington Post reports: As sheriff in Chester County, Pa., Carolyn “Bunny” Welsh was among President Trump’s earliest boosters in the key swing state. In 2016, Welsh attended the Republican National Convention as a delegate, spoke at rallies and even helped her ailing mother cast an absentee ballot for Trump from her deathbed. After Trump’s win, Welsh made multiple trips …

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Giuliani Asks Appeals Court To Un-Certify PA Result

Bloomberg News reports: President Donald Trump’s campaign is asking to have Rudy Giuliani argue the appeal in its federal lawsuit seeking to undo Pennsylvania’s certification of President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in the state. The Trump campaign on Wednesday asked the the U.S. Court of Appeals in Philadelphia to schedule a hearing and permit Giuliani to present arguments. The former New …

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Trump Bails On Giuliani’s Meeting With PA Republicans

The Hill reports: President Trump canceled plans on Wednesday to attend an event orchestrated by Pennsylvania Republicans to highlight allegations of election irregularities. Trump was expected to join Rudy Giuliani and other legal representatives affiliated with his campaign at the event at a hotel in Gettysburg, but it was scrapped at the last moment. The trip was never officially on …

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Trump To Join Giuliani At PA Meeting With GOP Reps

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports: President Donald Trump plans to travel to Pennsylvania on Wednesday for a meeting of state Republican lawmakers examining accusations of election impropriety, according to three people familiar with the matter. Mr. Trump’s visit to Gettysburg for a hearing by the Pennsylvania Senate Majority Policy Committee was not listed on the president’s public schedule. He is expected …

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Pennsylvania Certifies Election Win For Biden/Harris

Harrisburg’s CBS News affiliate reports: Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf took to Twitter on Tuesday morning to announce that the state has certified its results of the 2020 presidential election. The governor says that, as required by federal law, he has signed the Certificate of Ascertainment for the state of electors for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. “I want to thank …

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Trump Campaign Appeals Dismissal In Pennsylvania

ABC News reports: President Trump’s campaign on Sunday filed a notice of appeal after a federal judge dismissed Trump’s attempt to block the certification of votes in Pennsylvania. Attorneys for the president’s campaign, including Rudy Giuliani, submitted an appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, following Judge Matthew Brann’s scathing ruling Saturday rejecting Trump’s case. Brann, …

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Pennsylvania Republicans Sue To Invalidate Mail Votes

Pittsburgh’s CBS News affiliate reports: Congressman Mike Kelly and congressional candidate Sean Parnell are requesting the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania to declare universal mail-in voting unconstitutional in the state and deny the votes of the majority of Pennsylvanians who voted by mail in the Nov. 3 election. In the official request, the plaintiffs specifically cite issue with Act 77 and …

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