>>Wolf Vows To ‘Fight Like Hell’ To Make Sure Every Vote Is Counted In P-A
(Harrisburg, PA) -- Governor Tom Wolf says he will ‘fight like hell’ to make sure every vote is counted in Pennsylvania. Speaking yesterday, Wolf said the Trump campaign’s move to sue and stop the counting of votes is simply wrong and goes against the most basic principles of our democracy. The Trump campaign’s lawsuit claims election officials in P-A aren’t being transparent, with mail-in ballots being found across the Commonwealth.
>PA Ballot Counting Further Along Than Initially Expected
(Harrisburg, PA) -- P-A’s Secretary of State, Kathy Boockvar, says election officials are farther along at counting ballots than she had initially expected. Wednesday, Boockvar said she still believes it will be a few more days until the canvassing is completed. Governor Tom Wolf added that the fact this process is taking so long should increase confidence in the Democratic system, proving they are taking the proper time and care for it to be done right.
>>Harrisburg’s Bricco To Close This Month
(Harrisburg, PA) -- The owners of Bricco in Harrisburg say they are going to close their doors later this month. They are making the decision because they were negatively impacted by the COVID-19 operating restrictions placed on the state. The downtown restaurant will close on November 21st.
>>Lebanon Investigators Call Halloween Night Shooting Murder - Suicide
(Lebanon, PA) -- Investigators in Lebanon are calling a shooting on Halloween night a murder - suicide. They believe 35-year-old Milton Martinez-Rivera shot 30-year-old Elena Mercado at a home on Mifflin Street before turning the gun on himself. Martinez-Rivera was taken to the hospital where he died from his injuries while Mercado was pronounced dead at the scene. It’s believed the two had a verbal argument before shots were fired.
>>Giant Reinstating Product Limits
(Carlisle, PA) -- Officials with Giant are reinstituting limits on paper products at their grocery stores. Pennlive reports there are signs posted in their paper aisles limiting customers to one six-pack or larger of toilet paper and paper towels. A spokesperson for the grocer says there are still challenges in the supply chain for those products, but there’s no need to panic.
>>Initial Batch Of Lancaster County Mail-In, Absentee Ballots Processed
(Lancaster, PA) -- Processing is finished for Lancaster County's initial batch of mail-in and absentee ballots. About 91,000 were returned by Election Day, and counting was completed yesterday. County Commissioner Josh Parsons says over 500 ballots arrived yesterday. Pennsylvania won a Supreme Court ruling allowing the commonwealth to count ballots postmarked by poll closing on Election Day that arrive by 5 p.m. Friday. The Trump campaign is planning to challenge the validity of ballots that arrive between Wednesday and Friday.
>>Berks County Nearly Finished With Mail-In, Absentee Ballot Count
(Berks County, PA) -- Berks County election officials are nearly finished with counting mail-in and absentee ballots. Berks County Commissioner Kevin Barnhardt says the counting process will take time, but the overwhelming majority of the mail-in ballots are counted.
>>Muhlenberg School Board Approves New Contract For Superintendent
(Muhlenberg Township, PA) -- The Muhlenberg School District's Superintendent has a new contract. The school board voted yesterday to offer a four-year contract to Joseph Macharola. The terms of the contract that starts immediately weren't made public. Two board members voted against the contract without commenting.
>>Weis Markets Reporting Strong Third Quarter
(Sunbury, PA) -- Weis Markets is reporting a strong third quarter. The markets' sales went up nearly 15-percent for the third quarter and increased over 17-percent for the year to date. The figures are far above average and are being attributed to increased demand because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
(Harrisburg, PA) -- Ballots are still being counted in Pennsylvania for the presidential election, and results may take another day as at least 80-percent of the state's precincts have been counted. President Trump is still currently leading against Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, but the margin has been dramatically reduced to less than 200-thousand votes. The state's 7th Congressional District race remains too close to call as Incumbent Susan Wild is trailing Republican Lisa Scheller, but by about five-thousand votes with around 85-percent of the polling places reporting. As for the 1st Congressional District race, Incumbent Brian Fitzpatrick is projected as the winner against Democratic challenger Christina Finello.
>>Pennsylvania COVID-19 Cases Continue To Rise
(Lehigh, PA) -- COVID-19 cases are continuing to rise throughout Pennsylvania. The state added nearly 28-hundred new cases to the total yesterday, pushing it over 217-thousand.
35 new deaths related to the virus were added to the death toll, which is nearing 89-hundred.
>>Nearly Two-Thousand Ballots Invalidated In Northampton County
(Lehigh, PA) -- Election officials are reporting that nearly two-thousand mail-in or absentee ballots were invalidated in Northampton County. Officials say these ballots were invalidated for not having a signature or they were missing the secrecy envelope. Officials have already counted most of Tuesday's ballots, but they expect more mail-in ballots to come in today. They also must evaluate and potentially count about one-thousand provisional ballots starting tomorrow.
>>Trump Campaign Suing Pennsylvania In Attempt To Halt Vote Count
(Philadelphia, PA) -- President Trump's campaign is suing Pennsylvania in an attempt to temporarily stop the vote count in the state. During a press conference in Philadelphia yesterday, Eric Trump and Rudy Giuliani questioned the legitimacy of mail-in ballots and accused election officials of hiding the counting process from Republican poll watchers. Governor Tom Wolf says election officials at the state and local levels should be free to do their jobs without fear, intimidation or attacks, and these attempts to subvert the democratic process are simply disgraceful. The President plans on taking the election to the Supreme Court over the deadline for receiving mail-in ballots as more than 700-thousand ballots have yet to be counted.