Questions tagged [pennsylvania]

Questions relating to the government or politics of Pennsylvania, a state of the United States.

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In what way do "Pennsylvanians have a constitutional right to clean air and pure water"? State constitution or federal? Which article?

From CNN's February 22, 2023 Pennsylvania attorney general’s office will investigate Norfolk Southern after ‘criminal referral’ from state officials “Our office has been monitoring the train ...
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Have any of the eleven Pennsylvania lawmakers who passed a mail-in voting law & are now suing to invalidate it explained why they changed their mind?

Go Erie's GOP state lawmakers file lawsuit to have mail-in voting tossed out. Who is suing begins: In the latest attack on Pennsylvania’s mail-in voting option, 14 Republican state House members ...
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Why does the daylight savings time in Pennsylvania seem partisan?

I am looking at the vote results on HB 335, a bill specifying that the state of Pennsylvania will observe daylight-savings time permanently, should the US Congress authorize this. The whole bill is ...
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To what is Trump referring to in Nov 2020 when he said "700,000 ballots were not allowed to be viewed in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh"?

This is Trump's latest tweet: "700,000 ballots were not allowed to be viewed in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh which means, based on our great Constitution, we win the State of Pennsylvania!" ...
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Observation of ballot counting - appropriate vs actual

According to this Guardian article about the counting of the 2020 US presidential elections in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: The Trump campaign’s strategy on Thursday was built around a claim that its ...
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What are election poll watchers (challengers) permitted to do in Pennsylvania?

In Pennsylvania, poll watchers (challengers) have to be registered and must reside in the county that they will be "working" in. They can challenge a voter's right to vote, but they can not ...
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Does the PA Supreme Court ruling disenfranchise some voters on a trivial technicality? [closed]

According to NBCnews et al, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that ballots that are returned (by mail) without the "secrecy envelope" are to be rejected. Public officials (for example: ...
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In Pennsylvania, are there legal limits to how often you can switch political parties?

In the state of Pennsylvania, is it permissible to routinely change political parties, independent of a change or lack-thereof to one's permanent political views? For example, one may wish to switch ...