Surf’s up

Surf’s up

As in other Pennsylvania counties, Lackawanna County’s Dept. of Elections will face a Herculean task of collating and counting scores of mail-in ballots next month.
To Election Day, and beyond …

To Election Day, and beyond …

Pennsylvania doesn’t offer early in-person voting, and waits until Election Day morning to begin counting absentee ballots. Those two factors create the possibility of real chaos this year, as millions of the state’s voters are exercising their franchise...
My beautiful balloon

My beautiful balloon

Fracking — the process drillers use to fracture the deep marcellus shale formation to release natural gas — is an election issue for many Pennsylvanians, although it’s debatable how much of a “hot-button” it actually is outside the...
Toying with the vote

Toying with the vote

The Trump administration continues to wage its thus-far unsuccessful war on imaginary vote fraud in the courts. Meanwhile, actual vote fraud is afoot in California, and Trump’s party is perpetrating it.