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  • Biden appoints transgender Penn. official Rachel Levine despite grisly record on nursing home deaths

    01/19/2021 11:22:26 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 34 replies
    The Aletho News ^ | 1/19/2021
    As the media hail president-elect Joe Biden’s appointment of the first-ever trans cabinet official, few note how she presided over a massive Covid-19 death toll in care homes in her prior post as Pennsylvania’s health secretary. Biden announced on Tuesday that he will appoint Dr. Rachel Levine as assistant health secretary in his administration, setting her up to become the first openly transgender official confirmed by the Senate. Levine has served in her post as Pennsylvania health secretary since 2018 and, before that, was the state’s assistant health secretary for a year. She had previously spent two years as physician...
  • The Armed March That Wasn't

    01/17/2021 7:34:28 PM PST · by Magnatron · 11 replies
    Reason ^ | 17 January 2021 | Jesse Walker
    I was standing outside the state capitol in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, where gun-toting defenders of President Donald Trump were supposedly going to start marching at noon. I could see cops, I could see National Guardsmen, and I could see dozens of reporters, but actual protesters were scarce. I did spot a fellow in a Gadsden Flag facemask and a woman whose shirt displayed a slogan about rebellion against tyranny, and as they passed behind me I heard him crack a joke: "I should walk up to the photographers here and say, 'Excuse me, can you direct me to the armed insurrection?'"...
  • Fact-checking Trump’s false claims about Pennsylvania’s election before his supporters attacked the Capitol

    01/08/2021 5:36:08 AM PST · by lasereye · 20 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | January 6, 2021 | Jonathan Lai
    President Donald Trump was wrong. There is no discrepancy between the number of voters and the number of votes counted. The claim that there were more ballots than voters comes from a flawed analysis done by state Republican lawmakers who relied on incomplete data and a misunderstanding of how those data are collected. [snip] Trump’s false claim: “More than 60,000 ballots in Pennsylvania were reported received back, they got back, before they were ever supposedly mailed out. In other words you got the ballot before you mailed it!”The reality: As with the claim about discrepancies in vote histories, this appears...
  • Roll Call in U.S. House (Pennsylvania) GOP 138-64

    01/07/2021 8:58:43 AM PST · by campaignPete R-CT · 37 replies
    U.S. House ^ | January 7, 2021 | House Clerk
    Republican 138 Yea .... Support Trump 64 Nay 0 Present 7 not voting
  • Attempted Murder at Pennsylvania Gun Range Stopped by Armed Samaritan

    12/30/2020 6:06:37 AM PST · by marktwain · 54 replies
    26 December, 2020 | Dean Weingarten
    Attempted Murder at Pennsylvania Gun Range Stopped by Armed Samaritan, image from On 22 December 2020, at about 2:08 p.m. at the State Game Lands Shooting Range 109, in Erie County, Pennsylvania, a highly unusual attack and defensive shooting occurred.The shooting range is located in a densely wooded area. There are nine shooting points; three for pistols with a 25-yard range, and six for rifles, with a 100-yard range. Tuesday was dull and dreary with a westerly wind of 14 mph. Before noon it had been overcast with light rain. By two p.m, the sun was occasionally peeking through...
  • United States Attorney David J. Freed Announces Resignation (Top Federal Prosecutor Just Resigned After Election Fraud Investigation)

    12/29/2020 8:02:24 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 16 replies ^ | 12/29/2020
    HARRISBURG – United States Attorney David J. Freed, of Camp Hill, PA, has announced his resignation effective midnight January 1, 2021. Mr. Freed is departing the office after serving for more than three years as the chief federal law enforcement officer for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, which consists of 33 counties in Central and Northeastern Pennsylvania and has offices in Harrisburg, Scranton, and Williamsport. Mr. Freed was nominated as United States Attorney by Senators Pat Toomey and Bob Casey, appointed by President Donald Trump in September, 2017, confirmed by the United States Senate in November, 2017, and sworn in...
  • PA Lawmakers: Numbers Don’t Add Up, Certification of Presidential Results Premature and In Error

    12/28/2020 2:39:01 PM PST · by CFW · 53 replies
    Pennsylvania House of Representatives ^ | 12/28/2020 | Rep. Frank Ryan
    DEC. 28, 2020 HARRISBURG – A group of state lawmakers performing extensive analysis of election data today revealed troubling discrepancies between the numbers of total votes counted and total number of voters who voted in the 2020 General Election, and as a result are questioning how the results of the presidential election could possibly have been certified by Secretary of the Commonwealth Kathy Boockvar and Governor Tom Wolf. These findings are in addition to prior concerns regarding actions by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, the Secretary, and others impacting the conduct of the election. A comparison of official county election...
  • TOOMEY: Trump will be 'remembered for chaos and misery and erratic behavior' if he lets COVID-19 relief expire

    12/27/2020 11:36:36 AM PST · by RandFan · 148 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/27/20 09:35 AM EST | BY ZACK BUDRYK
    Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) on Sunday urged President Trump to sign the coronavirus aid package that has passed Congress, warning the president’s legacy is at stake. “You don’t get everything you want, even if you’re president of the United States,” Toomey said on “Fox News Sunday.” “I think the COVID relief measures are really, really important.” “In my state, as in many other states, we have governors who are closing down businesses again,” he added. Toomey called it a “hopeful sign” that Trump has not yet vetoed the bill passed by Congress, even as he has demanded larger direct payments...
  • SCOTUS sets Republican Party v Boockvar for Jan 8 Conference

    (Partial recap of SCOTUS docket re: Republican Party PA. Please use the link to read in full)DateProceedings and OrdersSep 28 2020Application (20A53) for a stay, submitted to Justice Alito.Sep 29 2020Response to application (20A53) requested by Justice Alito, due Monday, October 5, by 3 p.m.Nov 06 2020Order issued by Justice Alito: All county boards of election are hereby ordered, pending further order of the Court, to comply with the following guidance provided by the Secretary of the Commonwealth on October 28 and November 1, namely, (1) that all ballots received by mail after 8:00 p.m. on November 3 be segregated...
  • Photos show deadly 66-vehicle pileup in Pennsylvania during Winter Storm Gail

    12/17/2020 2:50:06 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 131 replies
    nypost ^ | 12/17/2020 | Craig McCarthy
    Shocking photos show what happened when a dozen tractor-trailers skidded out of control on snow-covered Interstate 80 in Pennsylvania during Wednesday night’s winter storm — killing one person and injuring a number of others. The 66-vehicle pileup, including 55 trucks and 11 passenger vehicles, over a mile span on the westbound side of the highway happened around 3 p.m. Wednesday in Clinton County, State Police said Thursday.
  • Educator forced to resign for publicly criticizing Black Lives Matter, lawsuit alleges(#2)

    12/17/2020 7:05:55 AM PST · by rktman · 11 replies ^ | 12/14/2020 | David Huber
    Lawsuit represents second Pennsylvania educator who recently sued former employers alleging First Amendment retaliation It appears school district officials Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, have a bit of a problem with public school educators who share conservative views on their personal social media accounts. The College Fix recently noted the story of Principal Amy Sacks of the Perkiomen Valley School District who was fired for posting conservative memes on her Facebook account. Sacks is suing for First and Fourteenth Amendment violations, as well as for political retaliation. Now, just a few miles away in the neighboring North Penn School District, a longtime...
  • PA State Senator: The legislature must assert its constitutional authority on presidential electors

    12/12/2020 4:07:06 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 25 replies
    Newsmax (via UGETube) ^ | 28 Nov 2020 | Stinchfield
    Pennsylvania State Senator @SenMastriano says the Pennsylvania legislature must re-assert its constitutional authority on presidential electors. Interview Video at link.
  • Pennsylvania's Response Ordered by Justice Alito Reflects Fear of the Defendants About What Might Be Coming

    12/08/2020 2:39:43 PM PST · by Kaslin · 89 replies
    Red ^ | December 8, 2020 | Shipwrecked Crew
    As a general matter, it has always been my view that when you begin a legal argument with a “The Sky is Falling” pronouncement, where the “warning” tells the Court nothing that it does not know already, you are actually insulting the intelligence of the Judge — or in this case the Justices — by wasting time with useless theatrics. This was my reaction to one of the sentences set forth in the opening of the Response filed by the Pennsylvania state defendants to the Emergency Application for Injunctive Relief filed by Congressman Mike Kelly and other Plaintiffs earlier today....
  • PAT TOOMEY: 'Completely unacceptable' for Trump to pressure lawmakers to overturn election results

    12/08/2020 10:12:22 AM PST · by RandFan · 110 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/08/20 12:38 PM EST | BY ZACK BUDRYK
    Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) said President Trump’s reported attempts to overturn the results of the presidential election in Pennsylvania were “completely unacceptable.” “It’s completely unacceptable and it’s not going to work and the president should give up trying to get legislatures to overturn the results of the elections in their respective states,” Toomey told the Philadelphia Inquirer. Toomey added that he spoke on the phone with President-elect Joe Biden last week, saying “we had a very pleasant conversation” regarding potential areas of cooperation. The Pennsylvania Republican, who has said he will not seek a third term in 2022, is one...
  • Texas Sues Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin at Supreme Court over Election Rules

    12/08/2020 7:49:33 AM PST · by libstripper · 51 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Dec. 8, 2020 | Joel B. Polack
    The State of Texas filed a lawsuit directly with the U.S. Supreme Court shortly before midnight on Monday challenging the election procedures in Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin on the grounds that they violate the Constitution. Texas argues that these states violated the Electors Clause of the Constitution because they made changes to voting rules and procedures through the courts or through executive actions, but not through the state legislatures. Additionally, Texas argues that there were differences in voting rules and procedures in different counties within the states, violating the Constitution’s Equal Protection Clause. Finally, Texas argues that there were...
  • Justice Alito Moves up Supreme Court Deadline in Key Pennsylvania Mail-In Ballot Case

    12/06/2020 11:52:01 AM PST · by gattaca · 34 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | December 6, 2020 | JACK PHILLIPS
    Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito asked officials in Pennsylvania to file briefs by Tuesday at 9 a.m. in response to a lawsuit filed by Rep. Mike Kelly (R-Pa.) in a bid to overturn the state’s election results. Tuesday, notably, is the “safe harbor” deadline that requires controversies surrounding elections to be ended so states can choose their electors before the Dec. 14 meeting of the Electoral College. Alito initially called for response arguments by 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9, before it was changed. The Tuesday, Dec. 8 deadline could be a signal that the Supreme Court takes up Kelly’s case,...
  • BREAKING: 76 of 141 Republican Representatives in PA Send Letter to Congress Asking Them to Reject State’s 20 Electors

    12/04/2020 5:17:10 PM PST · by bitt · 76 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 12/04/2020 | Cassandra Fairbanks
    On Friday, 76 of 141 Republican representatives in Pennsylvania sent a letter asking Congress asking them to reject the state’s 20 electors, appointed by Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf, who would be voting for Joe Biden. The representatives also asked for an independent prosecutor and a review of the agency that oversees elections. The letter pointed to the fact that Governor Wolf has repeatedly undermined election protections in the state. “For these reasons,” they wrote to the state’s Congressional delegation. “We the undersigned members of the Pennsylvania General Assembly urge you to object … to the Electoral College votes received from...
  • PA Sen. Doug Mastriano shows incontrovertible evidence of massive voter fraud

    11/28/2020 4:35:21 AM PST · by ManHunter · 33 replies
    NOQ Report ^ | 27 NOV 2020 | JD Rucker
    Anyone who can look at this fact and not acknowledge voter fraud is either extremely bad at math or a purely partisan hack with no sense of honor. It is impossible for more mail-in ballots to come in than were sent out unless there was a massive and undeniable voter fraud scheme in play. That’s the takeaway from evidence posted by Pennsylvania Senator Doug Mastriano on Friday.
  • Pennsylvania GOP Introduces Resolution to Dispute Election

    12/01/2020 7:37:42 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 53 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 30 Nov, 2020 | Brian Trusdell
    Home | Politics Tags: 2020 Elections | Supreme Court | pennsylvania | general assembly | appoint | electors | contested Pennsylvania GOP Introduces Resolution to Dispute Election a graphic illustration showing a ballot box with pennsylvania 2020 and mail-in ballots flying into the ballot box (Dreamstime) By Brian Trusdell | Monday, 30 November 2020 10:38 PM Short URL|Email Article|Comment|Contact|Print| A A Republicans in the Pennsylvania General Assembly formally introduced a joint resolution Monday declaring the general elections results in dispute and reserving the power to designate presidential electors for the Electoral College. The introduction was the latest step in a...
  • JOHN ROBERTS Opposed to hearing PA case?

    12/03/2020 12:35:56 PM PST · by RandFan · 95 replies
    Twitter ^ | Dec 3 | Maximus_4EVR
    @Maximus_4EVR FYI SCOTUS Update - Can't confirm yet, but RNC source is saying SCOTUS to take Kelly/Parnell case; Five Justices agree to hear. This is unconfirmed. IMHO I do expect Alito to grant injunction. Keep Praying. @Maximus_4EVR *Same source "Justice Roberts" is firmly opposed to "hearing" case. We should have word in coming hours. Maybe by morning. I hope I'm right more about this than all others