Control of both chambers of Congress is at stake in the 2022 midterm elections. The Democratic and Republican caucuses currently split the Senate 50-50, with Vice President Kamala Harris (D) casting tie-breaking votes. Thirty-four Senate seats are up for election next year. Republicans currently hold 20 of those and Democrats, 14.
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(The Center Square) – Pennsylvania Republicans want to create a new Bureau of Election Audits to conduct result-confirming audits of every election, as well as performance audits of elections operations, systems and processes at least every five years.
(The Center Square) – Members of the Pennsylvania General Assembly’s State Government Committee advanced legislation to ban private funding for election operations and outreach, following several states that have already enacted similar measures.
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(The Center Square) – Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf admitted this week he made a mistake when he allowed his wife to drop off his mail-in ballot ahead of Tuesday’s municipal elections.
(The Center Square) – Democrat Terry McAuliffe Wednesday morning conceded to Republican Glenn Youngkin in the race for Virginia governor in an election that political observers say could portend potential outcomes for the 2022 midterm elections in which control of Congress is at stake.
Harrisburg, Pa. – An hour after polling places closed, Acting Secretary of State Veronica Degraffenreid reported that today’s municipal election in Pennsylvania ran smoothly and without major incident.
(The Center Square) – Legislative Republicans excoriated Gov. Tom Wolf for “playing favorites” after a report concluded his administration helped only Democratic counties secure $21 million in private grants ahead of the 2020 election.
The panel voted 4-1 to certify census data that shifts just under 27,000 state prison inmates back to their home districts for the maps that will be used for state legislative elections.