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Pa. goes to sleep without a winner — and with the state as critical as ever to who wins the White House
https://www.inquirer.com/politics/election/pennsylvania-presidential-election-results-trump-biden-20201104.html

Gov. Tom Wolf urges patience as vote count continues
https://triblive.com/news/pennsylvania/gov-tom-wolf-urges-patience-as-vote-count-continues/

Pennsylvania presidential race: Ballot count continues, as secretary of state deflects Republican call to resign
https://www.mcall.com/news/elections/mc-nws-national-election-pennsylvania-20201103-ermtzzb7j5esvgjpdrjvuv55ri-story.html

It’s mail-in votes vs. election-day ballots as counting continues: What we know and don’t know about Election 2020
https://www.pennlive.com/elections/2020/11/its-mail-in-votes-vs-election-day-ballots-as-counting-continues-what-we-know-and-dont-know-about-election-2020.html

News organizations rebuke Trump on election results claim
https://www.yorkdispatch.com/story/news/politics/elections/2020/11/04/news-organizations-rebuke-trump-election-results-claim/6158112002/

Presidential election updates: Biden leads with 238 electoral votes; Trump at 213
https://triblive.com/news/presidential-election-updates-kentucky-to-trump-vermont-for-biden/

LIVE National Updates: Northern battlegrounds could hold key to Trump-Biden outcome
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/nation/2020/11/03/ELECTION-DAY-2020-NATIONAL-PRESIDENT-RACES-BIDEN-TRUMP/stories/202011030059

LIVE COVERAGE: Election Day 2020 in Pennsylvania
https://www.penncapital-star.com/election-2020/live-coverage-election-day-2020-in-pennsylvania/

Iovino, Robinson in tightening 37th District Pa. Senate race
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-state/2020/11/03/pam-iovino-37th-district-race-pennsylvania-senate/stories/202010130132

9th Senate District race too close to call
https://www.dailylocal.com/news/9th-senate-district-race-too-close-to-call/article_cc56ba92-1e2a-11eb-a67c-1774e71fa0ec.html

Pa. Sen. John DiSanto holds slim lead over George Scott in race for 15th Senatorial District
https://www.pennlive.com/elections/2020/11/pa-sen-john-disanto-holds-slim-lead-over-george-scott-in-race-for-15th-senatorial-district.html

Kim Ward leads Tay Waltenbaugh as first votes are counted
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/kim-ward-leads-opponent-tay-waltenbaugh-as-first-votes-are-counted/

Ziccarelli takes lead in race for 45th District state Senate seat
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/incumbent-brewster-leading-in-early-tally-in-re-election-bid-for-45th-district-state-senate-seat/

As mail-ins wait to be counted, Laughlin opens lead over Slomski in state Senate race
https://www.goerie.com/story/news/politics/elections/2020/11/04/pa-state-senate-laughlin-runs-reelection-against-slomski/6130935002/

Incumbent state Sen. Joe Pittman holds lead over Democratic challenger Tony DeLoreto
https://triblive.com/local/valley-news-dispatch/incumbent-state-sen-joe-pittman-holds-lead-over-democratic-challenger-tony-deloreto/

Regan holds strong lead over Danielson in re-election bid for the Cumberland/York state Senate seat
https://www.pennlive.com/elections/2020/11/regan-holds-strong-lead-over-danielson-in-re-election-bid-for-the-cumberlandyork-state-senate-seat.html

Who leads in Lancaster County’s competitive statehouse races?
https://lancasteronline.com/news/politics/who-leads-in-lancaster-countys-competitive-statehouse-races/article_9bb7d216-1e40-11eb-ac3a-db473f05769b.html

Democrats hoped to gain majority control in Pa. House or Senate, but it’s looking unlikely
https://www.pennlive.com/elections/2020/11/democrats-efforts-to-gain-majority-control-in-pa-house-or-senate-looking-doubtful.html

Mullins wins 112th in landslide
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/election/mullins-wins-112th-in-landslide/article_37382e04-4a50-519c-8362-dd3c85c63834.html

In the 113th, incumbent Flynn sees decisive victory over Kresge
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/election/in-the-113th-incumbent-flynn-sees-decisive-victory-over-kresge/article_c147c621-0811-5599-ae08-f55524d9dfb2.html

Mail-in ballots push Kosierowski to victory over May in 114th
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/election/mail-in-ballots-push-kosierowski-to-victory-over-may-in-114th/article_f39b2b49-5c96-5f4e-8338-4bcdd2ac969f.html

Veteran lawmaker behind in state house race
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/election/veteran-lawmaker-behind-in-state-house-race/article_25db7284-d24c-5444-83e9-16f78ca45b22.html

Davanzo jumps out to early lead in rematch with Prah for 58th District state House seat
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/davanzo-jumps-out-to-early-lead-in-rematch-with-prah-for-58th-district-state-house-seat/

Incumbent Warner enjoys commanding lead in 52nd District House race
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/incumbent-warner-enjoys-commanding-lead-in-52nd-district-house-race/

Toohil opens large lead in 116th District race
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/election/toohil-opens-large-lead-in-116th-district-race/article_ed80b544-1e3a-53b7-8a72-19d92dc2c625.html

Pennsylvania’s 18th District: Hayes ahead of Tomlinson in early vote count
https://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/story/news/2020/11/02/hayes-tomlinson-square-off-18th-district-bensalem/6052600002/

115 likely to be decided by mail-in ballots
https://www.poconorecord.com/story/news/politics/elections/local/2020/11/03/madden-has-early-lead-race-115/6154831002/

Knowles sweats out COVID test before hitting polls; Picone visits voters, too
https://www.standardspeaker.com/news/election/knowles-sweats-out-covid-test-before-hitting-polls-picone-visits-voters-too/article_1ed29996-2ae3-5ea9-a01e-2b0b46d24e6d.html

GOP incumbent Lewis leads 105th state House race
https://www.pennlive.com/elections/2020/11/gop-incumbent-leads-105th-state-house-race.html

State Rep. Sue Helm appears to hang onto her House seat against Patty Smith
https://www.pennlive.com/elections/2020/11/state-rep-sue-helm-hangs-onto-her-house-seat-against-patty-smith.html

Bernstine retains seat despite calls for resignation
https://www.ncnewsonline.com/news/local_news/bernstine-retains-seat-despite-calls-for-resignation/article_ed578f28-e19b-5310-8d46-06c5ff011086.html

Kelly, Vogel, Wentling appear to keep their seats
https://www.ncnewsonline.com/election/kelly-vogel-wentling-appear-to-keep-their-seats/article_aa9534bc-1e6e-11eb-a70a-bb3370d53a03.html

In nationally watched contest, Lamb locked in tight race with Parnell in 17th District
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-nation/2020/11/03/u-s-house-17th-district-race-conor-lamb-sean-parnell-election-day/stories/202011010198

Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick in tight Pa. 1st District congressional race
https://www.inquirer.com/politics/election/brian-fitzpatrick-christine-finello-2020-pa-01-results-20201103.html

U.S. Rep. Scott Perry holds big lead over Eugene DePasquale in Pa.’s 10th Congressional race
https://www.pennlive.com/elections/2020/11/us-rep-scott-perry-holds-big-lead-over-auditor-general-eugene-depasquale-in-pas-10-congressional-district-race-as-mail-in-counts-add-up.html

Bognet leading Cartwright in 8th; Meuser clear winner in 9th
https://www.timesleader.com/news/808629/bognet-leading-cartwright-in-8th-meuser-clear-winner-in-9th-3

Bognet takes the lead against Cartwright in congressional race
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/election/bognet-takes-the-lead-against-cartwright-in-congressional-race/article_09aae54b-5533-5c3a-9dd7-302eed7c9d58.html

U.S. Rep. Lloyd Smucker heading back to Congress for a third term
https://www.pennlive.com/elections/2020/11/us-rep-lloyd-smucker-heading-back-to-congress-for-a-third-term.html

PA-7 congressional race between Susan Wild, Lisa Scheller too close to call with most mail-in ballots left to count
https://www.mcall.com/news/elections/mc-nws-pa-7th-congressional-district-election-wild-scheller-20201104-y7nbsbverrh7nn45c7zlinijz4-htmlstory.html

Democrats battle for Senate control as they maintain grip on House majority
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-nation/2020/11/03/Senate-races-2020-election-results-majority-Republican-control-seats-Democrats/stories/202011030180

House Democrats appear poised to strengthen their majority
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/nation/2020/11/03/US-House-race-Democrats-majority-Florida-Texas-New-York-AOC-Georgia-Marjorie-Taylor-Greene-Nancy-Pelosi/stories/202011030181

Incumbent candidates appear to lead races in Western Pennsylvania congressional districts
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-state/2020/11/03/Western-Pennsylvania-Congressional-districts-john-joyce-glenn-thompson/stories/202011030174

Republican incumbent winner in 12th Congressional District
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/election/republican-incumbent-winner-in-12th-congressional-district/article_a1e2b028-35b6-5da7-8c0d-5e885a6b1b0b.html

Allegheny County to resume ballot counting Wednesday morning as country awaits Pa. results
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-state/2020/11/03/Pennsylvania-election-results-electoral-votes-in-person-voting-mail-ballots/stories/202011030175

Republicans seek to sideline Pa. mail ballots that voters were allowed to fix
https://www.inquirer.com/politics/election/spl/pennsylvania-mail-ballots-legal-challenge-naked-ballots-fixed-cured-20201103.html

Pennsylvania’s unprecedented pandemic election went ‘remarkably smoothly.’ Now all that’s left is counting votes.
https://www.inquirer.com/politics/election/pennsylvania-presidential-election-day-polling-places-turnout-mail-ballots-20201103.html

Pa. voter turnout on possible historic track: ‘People … came to get a job done’
https://www.inquirer.com/news/pennsylvania-election-day-2020-trump-biden-20201103.html

Pennsylvania Elections Results
https://newsinteractive.post-gazette.com/election/2020/results/

2020 election results from across Western Pennsylvania
https://triblive.com/local/regional/2020-election-results-from-across-western-pennsylvania/

From Biden-blue suburbs to Trump-red Lancaster, a Pa. Election Day cloud | Maria Panaritis
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/election-pennsylvania-suburbs-biden-trump-lancaster-county-maria-panaritis-20201103.html

Keeping his word on term limits
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2020/11/04/Keeping-his-word-on-term-limits-sen-pat-toomey/stories/202010130045

Pennsylvania emerges as online misinformation hotspot on election day
https://triblive.com/news/pennsylvania/pennsylvania-emerges-as-online-misinformation-hotspot-on-election-day/

Waiting game: Luzerne County turnout at least 66% but will grow
https://www.timesleader.com/news/808634/waiting-game-luzerne-county-turnout-at-least-66-but-will-grow

Paper ballots, scanners surprise some voters in Allegheny and Westmoreland counties
https://triblive.com/local/regional/paper-ballots-scanners-surprise-some-voters-in-allegheny-and-westmoreland-counties/

As Luzerne County goes, PA goes — at least since 1932
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/as-luzerne-county-goes-pa-goes-at-least-since-1932/article_dfc57f6f-8a9e-576f-82f1-d260023ee6e6.html

Late-opening polls worsen long lines in heated election
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/election/late-opening-polls-worsen-long-lines-in-heated-election/article_b13336a2-7300-562b-a5e3-a844e647b409.html

Covid-infected family votes at Westmoreland County Courthouse under special protocols
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/covid-infected-family-votes-at-westmoreland-county-courthouse-under-special-protocols/

Speedy tally of mail ballots pushes Lackawanna County toward complete count
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/election/speedy-tally-of-mail-ballots-pushes-lackawanna-county-toward-complete-count/article_d774d3b9-65f4-5a67

Berks County mailed ballot counting operation is progressing smoothly
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/elections/berks-county-mailed-ballot-counting-operation-is-progressing-smoothly/article_d71ef756-1e06-11eb-a5e9-fb78cdcabfa9.html

Voter turnout high as Berks County residents swamp the polling places
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/elections/voter-turnout-high-as-berks-county-residents-swamp-the-polling-places/article_5072a92e-1dfb-11eb-b5ea-8ff4f7f2d801.html

Polling place confusion, a rejected legal challenge and mask-wearing among Lehigh Valley election issues
https://www.mcall.com/news/elections/mc-nws-election-day-voting-issues-20201103-poyzomvl5vdbjkbbbpnbkbk7a4-story.html

Lancaster County to delay counting mail-in votes arriving after Tuesday, awaiting possible SCOTUS ruling
https://www.witf.org/2020/11/03/lancaster-county-to-delay-counting-mail-in-votes-arriving-after-tuesday-awaiting-possible-scotus-ruling/

Unlocking the Keystone State: Why Pennsylvania is crucial
https://www.witf.org/2020/11/04/unlocking-the-keystone-state-why-pennsylvania-is-crucial/

Montgomery County election tip line fields ‘minor’ complaints, nothing criminal
https://www.mainlinemedianews.com/news/region/montgomery-county-election-tip-line-fields-minor-complaints-nothing-criminal/article_946e0bbe-4e88-5f39-bee2-bbb9cfdeaab8.html

Chester County officials urge patience for vote counting
https://www.dailylocal.com/news/chester-county-officials-urge-patience-for-vote-counting/article_a20fcfa6-1e54-11eb-830a-971ce21426f3.html

Bucks County, Montco officials counting votes, results could take some time
https://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/story/news/2020/11/03/bucks-county-election-results-montgomery-county-pennsylvania/6153230002/

Beaver County sees record turnout, Trump victory
https://www.timesonline.com/story/news/2020/11/04/beaver-county-sees-record-election-turnout-and-trump-victory/6156890002/

Monroe County elections await mail-in ballot counts
https://www.poconorecord.com/story/news/politics/elections/local/2020/11/03/monroe-county-elections-await-mail-ballot-counts/6155939002/

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Pa. sees biggest 1-day increase in COVID-19 cases; Election Day’s pandemic impact yet to be seen
https://www.inquirer.com/health/coronavirus/covd19-record-cases-election-surge-chop-pennsylvania-20201103.html

Allegheny County adds 150 covid cases, 3 new deaths
https://triblive.com/local/allegheny-county-adds-150-covid-cases-3-new-deaths/

Westmoreland adds 70 new coronavirus cases, 3 new deaths
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/westmoreland-adds-70-new-coronavirus-cases-3-new-deaths/

Pennsylvania sees nearly 3,000 new COVID-19 cases; NEPA adds 158 cases and four deaths
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/coronavirus/pennsylvania-sees-nearly-3-000-new-covid-19-cases-nepa-adds-158-cases-and-four/article_8df04a83-f7c0-530a-b6d1-2bc8109aeefd.html

125 more coronavirus cases Tuesday for Berks County as Pennsylvania sets a daily record
https://www.readingeagle.com/coronavirus/125-more-coronavirus-cases-tuesday-for-berks-county-as-pennsylvania-sets-a-daily-record/article_2cc12434-1dd2-11eb-840b-4f9f2abdaf50.html

COVID-19 outbreak reported at SCI-Dallas
https://www.citizensvoice.com/news/covid-19-outbreak-reported-at-sci-dallas/article_0f9d223f-a5af-55e6-be1c-e1fcb0a6e27a.html

Reading City Hall closed this week due to staff coronavirus cases
https://www.readingeagle.com/coronavirus/reading-city-hall-closed-this-week-due-to-staff-coronavirus-cases/article_15b853b4-1e1a-11eb-954d-97c1de9f8d73.html

SCI Chester reports first inmate death with COVID-19
https://www.delcotimes.com/news/coronavirus/sci-chester-reports-first-inmate-death-with-covid-19/article_81b34158-1e30-11eb-a622-c373e6621ad7.html

Legislature

Pa. Republican leaders demand resignation of state head of elections
https://www.pennlive.com/elections/2020/11/pa-republican-leaders-demand-resignation-of-state-head-of-elections.html

Education

North Hills High School back to online classes after 7th active covid case detected
https://triblive.com/local/north-hills/north-hills-high-school-back-to-online-classes-after-7th-active-covid-case-detected/

Haverford students on strike after college officials’ comments on Walter Wallace Jr. death
https://www.inquirer.com/education/haverford-protest-walter-wallace-police-strike-students-20201103.html

Local News

Scott Twp. voters pass referendum to raise taxes for ambulance service
https://www.thetimes-tribune.com/news/election/scott-twp-voters-pass-referendum-to-raise-taxes-for-ambulance-service/article_d4f78e76-6dd4-5396-ab26-cb6f9115fb74.html

New Jersey

New Jersey approves legal weed for adults in historic marijuana vote
https://www.inquirer.com/business/weed/weed-marijuana-new-jersey-legal-legalization-pennsylvania-taxes-decriminalization-aclu-20201103.html

N.J. voters approve legal weed ballot question but a few hurdles remain
https://www.pennlive.com/elections/2020/11/nj-voters-approve-legal-weed-ballot-question-but-a-few-hurdles-remain.html

Philly

Philly is still counting mail ballots and officials say they will continue 24/7
https://www.inquirer.com/politics/election/philadelphia-mail-ballot-counting-2020-election-20201104.html

GoPuff leaves busy Philly site where neighbors railed about its traffic
https://www.inquirer.com/business/gopuff-convenience-store-delievry-beer-center-city-philadelphia-traffic-trucks-complaints-mayor-softbank-drexel-20201103.html

Federal judge: ‘Johnny Doc’ will face separate trials on embezzlement and corruption
https://www.phillytrib.com/news/local_news/federal-judge-johnny-doc-will-face-separate-trials-on-embezzlement-and-corruption/article_07a12ab8-9645-53e2-8fb6-487c3b1f68d9.html#/questions

Pitt

Allegheny County’s vote-counting operation running smoothly
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/vote2020/2020/11/03/Allegheny-County-s-vote-counting-operation-running-smoothly/stories/202011030165

Clergy use Pittsburgh icons to urge calm and patience following the election
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/faith-religion/2020/11/03/religious-leaders-partner-carter-center-urge-calm-patience-post-election-vote-count/stories/202011030137

Political signs can be recycled in Pittsburgh
https://triblive.com/local/political-signs-can-be-recycled-in-pittsburgh/

State News

Here’s what researchers learned from spotted lanternfly study at Blue Marsh Lake
https://www.readingeagle.com/news/heres-what-researchers-learned-from-spotted-lanternfly-study-at-blue-marsh-lake/article_73a3a69e-1aba-11eb-a892-7b4700e4fb5d.html