A top Senate Republican said the White House has signed off on the bipartisan compromise. House lawmakers left town Thursday, leaving prospects for rapid passage there uncertain — though the chamber’s Democratic leaders hope to use a procedural move to quickly advance the measure Friday.
The latest episode of “Trump vs. Pelosi” featured Trump storming out of a planned White House meeting with Pelosi, Schumer and other top Democrats over a proposed $2 trillion infrastructure package.
Ed Allison, director of Lawrence County elections, said turnout was light Tuesday for the primary election, including in Ellwood City. However, he said it does appear voters did take quickly to the new voting machines that use paper ballots that then are scanned onto a thumb drive for tabulation at the courthouse. Allison said poll workers told him they and voters found the new system simpler and more efficient than before. The county moved to the new system under a state mandate meant to fight the possibility of results being disrupted if electronic machines were ever hacked. “I think it has been win-win,” Allison said. For complete election results, go to ellwoodcityledger.com.
PITTSBURGH – The 2019 Pennsylvania May primary election was Tuesday. We’re following the latest developments as results come in from across the state.
RACE RESULTS: CLICK HERE for the results as votes are counted.
UPDATE: 10:35 p.m.: Bethany Hallam has defeated incumbent John DeFazio for Allegheny County Council. Hallam is a 29-year-old office manager who struggled with addiction to prescription opioids and spent time in jail.
UPDATE: 10:24 p.m.: Turahn Jenkins has conceded the Democratic primary for Allegheny County District Attorney to incumbent Stephen Zappala.
UPDATE: 9:33 p.m.: A source tells Channel 11 that Pittsburgh City Councilwoman Darlene Harris has conceded to Bobby Wilson for their North Side district.
The seat was vacated in January by former Rep. Tom Marino, R, who left for a job in the private sector. With 53 percent of precincts reporting, Mr. Keller had 70 percent of the vote compared with nearly 30 percent for Mr. Friedenberg.
Mr. Friedenberg was also the Democratic nominee in 2018, when he lost to Mr. Marino by 32 percentage points.
Pennsylvania redrew its congressional districts in 2018. The current 12th District, which covers a large and deeply conservative swath of the north and central parts of the state, voted 66.1 percent for Donald Trump in the 2016 election.
Called the Equality Act, the bill is a top priority of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who said it will bring the nation “closer to equal liberty and justice for all.”
Sexual orientation and gender identity “deserve full civil rights protections – in the workplace and in every place, education, housing, credit, jury service, public accommodations,” Pelosi said.
The vote was 236-173.
In an exclusive interview with Fox News, Attorney General William Barr explained how he is trying to get to the bottom of whether or not “government officials abused their power and put their thumb on the scale” in the earliest days of the Russia probe.
Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) got into a heated online exchange on Monday after Scott took a jab at the Green New Deal and Ocasio-Cortez shot back that it was embarrassing that a sitting U.S. senator could say something “lacking so much critical thinking.”
Scott later claimed that Ocasio-Cortez didn’t understand sarcasm and that she embarrassed both herself and Congress as a whole.