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Repbulican candidates for Governor debate the issues in preparation for the May 15th Republican primary. The winner faces Governor Tom Wolf in November.

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GOP Guv candidate Laura Ellsworth dings rivals for ditching debate

Posted on April 20, 2018

With the ongoing slap-fight between GOP gubernatorial hopefuls Scott Wagner and Paul Mango showing no signs of abating any time soon, you’d be forgiving for occasionally overlooking the fact that there’s a third candidate in the race.

But Pittsburgh attorney Laura Ellsworth is taking aim at her two rivals this Thursday morning for ditching a scheduled April 24 debate on school issues put on by the Philadelphia-based advocacy group Excellent Schools PA.

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Moderate GOP Rep. Charlie Dent (PA-7) To Resign

Posted on April 17, 2018

Charlie Dent was already one of a record number of House Republicans who weren’t running for re-election this November. Now he’s rushing out the door even faster.

The moderate Pennsylvania Republican — who hasn’t been shy about voicing his frustrations with the congressional GOP and disdain for President Trump — on Tuesday announced he would soon resign from Congress instead of sticking around until January.

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New U.S. Congressional Districts in Pennsylvania

On February 19, 2018, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued new district lines for the U.S. Congressional districts of Pennsylvania. The court reasoned that the new district lines are more geographically compact, moving away from the district lines that were thought to be gerrymandered. Take a look at the new map compared to the old map, along with explanations of what the changes mean for our area.

Pennsylvania Congressional District Map 2013

Current congressional districts (since 2013)

Pennsylvania Congressional District Map 2018

Court-mandated districts for 2018 elections
The court-mandated map will go into effect before the primary elections on May 15, 2018.

 

Threats to Democracy

Is our Goverment Still for the People?

Gerrymandering

Should legislators be allowed to choose their voters?

Low Voter Turnout

Why is voter turnout so low in the United States and does it matter?

Money in Politics

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Election Resources

Your vote matters! As a Pennsylvania voter you will be asked to choose a U.S. Senator, U.S. Representative, State Attorney General, State Auditor General, and State Treasurer. We know these offices are important, but what do they actually do? How does each affect you? Kickstart your learning by watching this series of short videos.

 

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