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New York members of the Electoral College met Monday in the Senate chamber at the State Capitol to cast their ballots for Hillary Clinton.

In a wide-ranging exit interview, NPR's Steve Inskeep asks President Obama about Russian interference in the U.S. election, executive power, the future of the Democratic party and his future role.

Steve Inskeep: Thanks for joining us one more time; I really appreciate it.

President Obama: Great to be with you, Steve.

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A new study out of Penn State shows that Donald Trump fared better in the presidential election in areas with higher rates of mortality from drugs, alcohol, and suicide.

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(Harrisburg) -- As the Green Party pushes for election recounts in key states, leaders of Pennsylvania's Republican Party have expressed concerns the delays could ultimately hold up President-Elect Donald Trump's inauguration. 

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According to a new poll by Siena College, 49 percent of New Yorkers are optimistic about the country’s future for the next four years, while 48 percent are not. Siena spokesman Steve Greenberg said New Yorkers, like much of the nation, are sharply split.

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(Harrisburg) -- Green Party supporters were in Harrisburg on Monday to vocally back Jill Stein's quest for a presidential vote recount in the commonwealth. 

PA Will Likely Lose An Electoral Vote In 2020

Dec 2, 2016
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(Harrisburg) - The U.S. census is conducted every ten years, and in each one since the 1920s, Pennsylvania has lost at least one congressional district. As a result, every ten years it has also shed at least one electoral vote. 

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Senate Democrats now have 32 votes in the chamber, which under normal circumstances would mean they hold the majority. But in the state Senate, it’s more complicated than that.

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(New York City) -- A Republican Congressman from Central Pennsylvania may have a spot in Donald Trump's cabinet. 

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

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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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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. 

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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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