Pittsburgh, Pa. – One week after Republican members of the Pennsylvania Senate refused to seat Jim Brewster, a Democratic candidate from Allegheny county, a federal judge ruled that Mr. Brewster's win was legitimate.
National elections take place every even-numbered year. Every four years the president, vice president, one third of the Senate, and the entire House are up for election (on-year elections). On even-numbered years when there isn't a presidential election, one third of the Senate and the whole House are included in the election (off-year elections).
There are no Senators being elected in Pennsylvania this year.
The Primary Election is Tuesday, June 2, having been postponed from the original April date because of COVID-19. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Check with your local polling place for possible changes.
This year, voters are being encouraged to apply for a mail-in ballot. You can apply online at VotesPa.com. Applications for mail-in ballots will be accepted through May 18, 2020 until 11:59 p.m.
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Washington, D.C. – After the tear gas settled at the U.S. Capitol, curators responsible for the building's preservation assessed the damage, according to The New York Times.
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As time passes, old laws change and new ones are made. This year, a number of new laws go into effect that will affect residents across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Here's a look at a just few: