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Election 2024

Super Tuesday takeaways:

March 10, 2024

Biden and Trump momentum can’t be slowed, Haley suspends campaign By Nicholas Riccardi and Brian SlodyskoASSOCIATED PRESS ABOVE PHOTO: North Carolina Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson, Republican candidate for governor, speaks at an election night event in Greensboro, N.C., Tuesday, March 5, 2024. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton) WASHINGTON — The picture of the presidential race has hardly…

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Two more candidates file papers to run for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania

March 3, 2024

ASSOCIATED PRESS Editorial credit: Nagel Photography / Shutterstock.com HARRISBURG, Pa. — Two more candidates filed paperwork last Thursday to appear on Pennsylvania’s primary ballots for U.S. Senate as Democratic Sen. Bob Casey runs for a fourth term and Democrats try to maintain a majority in the narrowly divided chamber. Brandi Tomasetti, a Republican from Lancaster…

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Pennsylvania’s high court throws out GOP lawmakers’ subpoena in 2020 presidential election case

February 25, 2024

By Marc LevyASSOCIATED PRESS ABOVE PHOTO: Allegheny County workers scan mail-in and absentee ballots at the Allegheny County Election Division Elections warehouse in Pittsburgh, Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File) HARRISBURG, Pa.— Pennsylvania’s highest court ruled Wednesday that Republican state lawmakers can no longer try to enforce a subpoena for a wide…

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Democrats retain majority in the Pennsylvania House with a 102-100 partisan divide

February 18, 2024

By Brooke SchultzASSOCIATED PRESS HARRISBURG, Pa. — Democrats retained their slim majority in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives on Tuesday after voters elected a former school board member to represent them in a Philadelphia suburb that has been trending more to the left. Jim Prokopiak’s election to the Bucks County seat will give Democrats a…

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AI-generated voices in robocalls can deceive voters. The FCC just made them illegal

February 18, 2024

By Ali SwensonASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — The Federal Communications Commission last Thursday outlawed robocalls that contain voices generated by artificial intelligence, a decision that sends a clear message that exploiting the technology to scam people and mislead voters won’t be tolerated. The unanimous ruling targets robocalls made with AI voice-cloning tools under the Telephone…

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Oversight board urges Meta to rethink its policy on manipulated media in high-stakes election year

February 11, 2024

By Ali SwensonASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — An oversight board is criticizing Facebook owner Meta’s policies regarding manipulated media as “incoherent” and insufficient to address the flood of online disinformation that already has begun to target elections across the globe this year. The quasi-independent board on Monday said its review of an altered video of…

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Secretary of the Commonwealth launches 2024 primary election voter education initiative

February 11, 2024

In preparation for the April 23 primary election, Secretary of the Commonwealth Al Schmidt has launched the Shapiro administration’s 2024 primary election voter education initiative. “As part of Governor Shapiro’s commitment to strengthening our democracy and keeping our elections safe and secure, we are kicking off our voter education initiative a month early this year…

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