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The deadline to return your voted absentee or mail-in ballot is 8:00 p.m, on November 3, 2020.
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Candidate Interviews


Democratic Candidate For U.S. House Todd Rowley On Why He Wants To Represent The 13th District

Posted on October 17, 2020

The election is Nov. 3. WPSU is speaking with candidates in the race for the U.S. House in central and northcentral Pennsylvania. WPSU’s Anne Danahy interviewed Todd Rowley, the Democratic challenger in the race for the 13th Congressional district. Incumbent Republican John Joyce’s campaign did not respond to multiple requests for an interview. The district covers several counties in southcentral Pennsylvania, including Blair and Huntingdon counties and parts of Cambria and Westmoreland counties.

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Democrat Robert Williams On Why He’s Running For The U.S. House, PA’s 15th District

Posted on October 13, 2020

WPSU is speaking with candidates in the race for the U.S. House in central and northcentral Pennsylvania. As part of that, WPSU’s Anne Danahy interviewed Robert Williams, the Democratic candidate in the race for the 15th Congressional district. The district includes northern and western Centre County, and stretches north and west to cover a large part of the WPSU listening area including Clearfield, Cameron, Elk McKean, Warren and Forest Counties.

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Republican U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson On COVID-19 And Other Priorities If He’s Reelected

Posted on October 13, 2020

WPSU is speaking with candidates in the race for U.S. House in central and northcentral Pennsylvania. WPSU’s Anne Danahy interviewed Republican incumbent Glenn “G.T.” Thompson, who is running for reelection in the 15th congressional district seat, which includes part of Centre County, and stretches north and west to cover a large part of the WPSU listening area including Clearfield, Cameron, Elk McKean, Warren and Forest Counties.

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Democratic Candidate For Pa. 171st House District, Peter Buck, On Clean Energy And COVID-19

Posted on October 8, 2020

The 171st Pennsylvania House District includes parts of Centre and Mifflin Counties.

Peter Buck is the Democratic candidate running for this seat against incumbent, Republican Kerry Benninghoff, in the general election this year. Buck is a former Chair of the Ferguson Township Board of Supervisors in Centre County and served as a representative for the Centre Region Council of Governments.

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Republican Candidate For Pa. 171st House District, Kerry Benninghoff, On COVID-19 And Safe Elections

Posted on October 7, 2020

The 171st Pennsylvania House District includes parts of Centre and Mifflin Counties.

Kerry Benninghoff is the Republican candidate running for this seat against Democrat Peter Buck in the general election this year. Benninghoff has held the seat for 23 years and is currently the Pennsylvania House Majority Leader. He was the Centre County Coroner before becoming a state representative and previously worked at Mount Nittany Medical Center.

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Democratic Candidate For Pa. 25th Senatorial District, Margie Brown, On Investing In Rural Pa.

Posted on October 2, 2020

The 25th Pennsylvania Senatorial District includes all of Cameron, Clinton, Elk, Jefferson, McKean, Potter and Tioga counties, and part of Clearfield County. It is currently held by Republican Joe Scarnati, who decided to retire this year.

Margie Brown is the Democratic candidate running for this seat against Republican Cris Dush in the general election this year. Brown is a St. Marys City Council member and serves as the Vice Chair for the Rural Caucus of the state Democratic Party.

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Republican Candidate For Pa. 25th Senatorial District, Cris Dush, On Regulation Cuts And COVID-19

Posted on October 2, 2020

The 25th Pennsylvania Senatorial District includes all of Cameron, Clinton, Elk, Jefferson, McKean, Potter and Tioga counties, and part of Clearfield County. It is currently held by Republican Joe Scarnati, who decided to retire this year.

Cris Dush is the Republican candidate running for this seat against Democrat Margie Brown in the general election this year. Dush represents the 66th Pennsylvania House of Representatives District.

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Election News


Pennsylvania Live Election Results 2020

Posted on November 6, 2020

Updated Friday at 9:21 a.m. ET

The Associated Press has not yet called the presidential race in valuable Pennsylvania, leaving its 20 electoral votes highly contested. But after trailing early, Joe Biden pulled ahead of President Trump in the vote count on Friday morning.

Both candidates barnstormed the state in the final few days of the campaign. Counting of absentee ballots has been expected to be particularly slow in the state, with both sides preparing for possible protracted legal fights.

View live results for Pennsylvania’s races for president and the House.

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NPR/WPSU

 

Live Updates: 2020 Election

Posted on November 4, 2020

What You Need To Know

It’s still too close to call as eyes narrow in on key states including Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania. The outlook seemed brighter for Democrats this morning than it did last night, but the Trump campaign continues to project optimism. Catch up on the state of the race:

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NPR

 

Justices Deny Fast, New Look At Pennsylvania Ballot Deadline

Posted on October 28, 2020

he Supreme Court says it will not grant a quick, pre-election review to a new Republican appeal to exclude Pennsylvania absentee ballots received after Election Day. But the court’s order left open the possibility that the justices could take up and decide after the voting whether a three-day extension to receive and count absentee ballots ordered by the state’s high court was proper.

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