20 (plus one) for 2020: Pennsylvanians worth watching in the year ahead

Charles Thompson | Thursday, January 2, 2020, Harrisburg Patriot News

Welcome to the Roaring ’20s, PennLive readers.

We once again spent a good part of our Christmas break gazing in to our crystal ball to come up with a forward-looking list of Pennsylvanians we think you’ll be interested in keeping an eye on as 2020 unfolds.

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Pennsylvania’s 2020 Democratic primary could be competitive

Monday, March 25, 2019, The Associated Press

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Beto O’Rourke’s splashy campaign event in Pennsylvania this week appeared to herald the start of the state’s presidential primary season.

But if Pennsylvania’s Democratic Party faithful are searching for a favorite from among the crowded 2020 primary field, it may be in vain. Early-voting states typically make that choice.

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As 2020 nears, pressure grows to replace voting machines

Christina A. Cassidy | Tuesday, March 5, 2019, The Associated Press

ATLANTA — Time and money are running short for states to replace aging or inadequate voting machines before the 2020 presidential primaries, according to a report released Tuesday.

State and local election officials in 31 states say they want to replace their voting equipment before the elections, but the vast majority said they don’t have enough money to do so, according to The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU’s School of Law.

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