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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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