Celebrity physician Dr. Mehmet Oz is expected to announce his candidacy for the open U.S. Senate seat in Pennsylvania being vacated by outgoing Sen. Pat Toomey (R). This comes after months of speculation surrounding Oz's senate run.
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The primary is Tuesday, June 2, having been postponed from the original April date because of the coronavirus. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
This year, though, voters can skip the long lines at the polls by applying for a mail-in ballot.
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Sean Parnell, viewed as frontrunner for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey (R), has dropped out of the race following a court ruling against him in a custody battle.
Harrisburg, Pa. -- The idea of Gerrymandering is as old as the country itself. According to the Brennan Center for Justice, "Gerrymandering describes the intentional manipulation of district boundaries to discriminate against a group of voters on the basis of their political views or race."
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