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PA GOP: Vote Recount "Ridiculous"

Nov 29, 2016
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(Harrisburg) -- Pennsylvania Republicans are calling Green Party candidate Jill Stein's efforts to recount the state's presidential vote a waste of time. 

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Talking politics with family and friends at the holidays is supposed to be a big no-no. But sometimes you can’t help yourself. So if you’re going to walk down that dangerous road, we at least wanted to provide a few pointers. 

What Civic Duty Looks Like Once The Votes Are Counted

Nov 18, 2016
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(Keystone Crossroads) Most people will never hold office, and for some, voting is as political as it gets. But more than a quarter of Pennsylvanians are working on their own versions of civic duty, through volunteering. 

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(Harrisburg) -- The state House held leadership elections Tuesday in preparation for the impending end of the legislative session. Republican leaders new and old said they're looking forward to having their largest majority in decades next session. 

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(Keystone Crossroads) Linda Straub never thought she'd be so invested in a presidential election that she would attend a watch party on election night. But there she was, at Zach's Sports Bar in Altoona with the Blair County Republicans, cheering Donald Trump as he took Iowa. 

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If the numbers hold, Republicans are poised to remain in control of the New York State Senate, and even pick up a seat. 

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Democrats had hoped to make inroads into the New York State Senate. But preliminary results show the Republicans gaining one seat to hold a razor-thin 32-seat majority.

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Several races for Congress in upstate New York were expected to be competitive, but Republicans won those comfortably. Some experts say the GOP winners in the region got a boost from Donald Trump’s name at the top of the ticket. And having Republicans control all branches of government could mean more leverage for upstate residents.

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Republican Tom Reed won a fourth term in New York’s 23rd Congressional district, beating Democrat John Plumb by about 15 points - a much stronger showing than in 2012, the last presidential election. 

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Broome County has a new executive. Democrat Jason Garnar beat incumbent Republican Debbie Preston by almost a thousand votes, but Republicans still won a majority of the county’s legislative seats. 

Garnar said party collaboration is key in addressing the issues affecting the county. 

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Former Republican state lawmaker John Faso has defeated progressive champion Zephyr Teachout, allowing the GOP to hang on to a hotly contested open House seat in upstate New York. 

The cemetery where women's suffrage activist Susan B. Anthony is buried extended its hours Tuesday "to accommodate those wishing to celebrate their vote" at her gravesite.

Mount Hope Cemetery in Rochester, N.Y., will be open until polls there close at 9 p.m. ET.

Although this presidential election is the first in American history to have a woman on the ballot as a major party candidate, it is not the first time people have commemorated their votes by visiting Anthony's grave.

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Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren has extended the hours of operation at Mount Hope Cemetery on Election Day, so people can visit the grave of Susan B. Anthony. 

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Over the course of the last year, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and his running mate Mike Pence have made a number of stops in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Most of the supporters waiting in line outside the Lackawanna College Student Union on Monday afternoon knew the routine. 

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Nov 8, 2016

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Today, as results come in across the country, NPR reporters will be updating this breaking news blog in real time. The NPR Politics team, along with Member station reporters, will be providing live updates in the form of photo, video, commentary and analysis for both national and local contested races.

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New York is poised to choose Hillary Clinton for president and give Chuck Schumer a fourth term as U.S. senator, but down-ballot races for Congress and state Senate are less certain. 

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Bipartisanship was once again a key focus in the last debate between the two candidates running in the 24th Congressional District. Incumbent Rep. John Katko (R-Camillus) and his Democratic challenger Colleen Deacon bickered in a News Channel 9 debate Sunday about who would ultimately be more independent voice for the district in congress. 

22nd Congressional District Fact Check

Nov 7, 2016
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(WRVO) Attack ads complete with a creepy voice and dark music are common in congressional races. In the campaign to replace retiring Rep. Richard Hanna (R-Barneveld), they have been ubiquitous. 

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A final poll in the long presidential race shows the contest tightening a bit in New York state, though Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton still leads Republican Donald Trump by double digits. 

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(WRVO) One of the most active Trump groups in central New York was out in full force this weekend, stumping for their candidate. 

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(Harrisburg) -- Sitting Vice President Joe Biden made a swing through Pennsylvania this weekend, stopping first in his childhood hometown of Scranton, and then in the capital city. 

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There are requirements at polling places, but help doesn't reach everyone who needs it. Elections have been hectic for Cesar Liriano for most of the nine years he's lived in the city of Lebanon. Presidential elections are craziest, but he's busy during the lower-turnout local and gubernatorials, too. 

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One of New York State’s sprawling Congressional districts is the 23rd. It includes Jamestown to the west, Ithaca to the east, and even goes north of Geneva.

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(Harrisburg) -- Election workers in Pennsylvania are being inundated with questions about voter fraud and poll security as Tuesday draws nearer. 

Dividing Lines: How PA’s Elections Really Are Rigged

Nov 4, 2016

In the months leading up to the 2016 election, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has repeatedly made claims that the election is rigged. In a way, he’s right. Only the rigging happens long before anyone casts a ballot on Election Day and in most places it’s completely legal. 

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(Harrisburg) -- For the past five months, the Keystone State has been something of a ground zero in the presidential race. 

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Whichever party wins control of the state Senate on Nov. 8, they will likely have to govern along with a breakaway faction of Democrats who have been key to the power structure for several years now.

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If the New York state Senate is controlled by Democrats after the election, taxing and spending policies could see some differences. 

Climate Super PAC Pursues PA’s College Vote In Presidential Campaign

Nov 3, 2016
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Climate activists are pushing hard to register millennials to vote in the hope that they will support Hillary Clinton, especially in Pennsylvania, a swing state that could play an important role in the outcome of the presidential election. 

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