November 2nd Playbook

Both presidential campaigns have several events scheduled in PA today, while a slew of polls show Biden with an edge over Trump in the state. Here is the Playbook. 

 

How Does Anyone Campaign With All This Going On?: It’s a swing district in a swing state, during a presidential contest and a pandemic. How Rob Mercuri and Emily Skopov are working to stand out — and win — despite all the noise.

Reuters/Ipsos Poll: Biden 51, Trump 44: Biden remains the preferred candidate to handle the coronavirus pandemic, while Trump has the advantage on managing the economy in the Pennsylvania polling.

Center For American Greatness/Insider Advantage Poll: Trump 48.7, Biden 47.4: President Donald Trump leads former Vice President Joe Biden by just over 1 point, according to a poll commissioned by a conservative website.

Emerson Poll: Biden 50, Trump 46: Biden leads Trump among suburban voters (55-to-36), and urban voters (57-to-36), while Trump has the advantage over Biden with rural voters (65-to-31).

NYT/Siena College Poll: Biden 49, Trump 43: Trump’s job approval and favorability rating are under water, while a narrow majority of voters have a favorable impression of Biden.

WaPo/ABC News Poll: Biden 51, Trump 44: A majority of registered voters in the state disapprove of Trump’s handling of the presidency and his response to COVID-19, while a majority of voters approve of his handling of the economy.

AtlasIntel Poll: Trump 49.6, Biden 48.5: Trump leads Biden by 17 points, (57-to-40), among men voters, while the former VP leads the president by 12 points, (55-to-43), among women voters, according to the latest polling from an independent research & data intelligence firm.

Dem Climate Group/PPP Poll: Biden 52, Trump 45: The polling commissioned by Climate Power 2020, an independently run project created by the Center for American Progress Action Fund, the League of Conservation Voters, and the Sierra Club, shows former Vice President Joe Biden leading President Donald Trump by 7 points in Pennsylvania.

Morning Call/Muhlenberg College Poll: Biden 49, Trump 44: Biden’s lead over Trump narrowed by 2 points in comparison to their previous poll conducted in mid-October.

The Hill/Harris Poll: Biden 51, Trump 46: Biden’s lead over Trump remains identical to polling released by Harris in mid-October.

Trump Blasts Biden, Touts COVID Response in Bucks County Address: President Donald Trump blasted former Vice President Joe Biden over trade policies and a number of other issues, while touting his administration’s response to COVID-19 during an address in Bucks County.

Poll: Biden 51, Trump 45: The polling also shows Biden with the advantage in two other voter turnout models. In the strong Democratic voter turnout model, Biden leads Trump by 8 points, 52%-to-44%. In the strong Republican voter turnout model, Biden leads Trump by 2 points, 49%-to-47%.

Univision Poll: Biden 50, Trump 45: Biden leads Trump by 5 points among registered voters in the state. However, 43% of registered voters polled said that they think Trump will win re-election, while 42% said that Biden will win.

October 30th Ups & Downs: A western PA county said that ballots were lost by the postal service, record cash is raised for control of the state legislature, plus a pair of outside groups face pushback for false and misleading ads. All of that and more are in this week’s Ups and Downs.

Biden and Trump To Campaign in PA on Monday: President Donald Trump will hold a rally at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport, while Biden’s campaign announced that the former VP, Jill Biden, Sen. Kamala Harris, and her husband, Doug Emhoff, will “barnstorm” the state and make appearances in all four corners.

Pence To Rally in Erie and Westmoreland Counties on Monday: His first rally is slated to begin at 11:30 A.M. at the Arnold Palmer Regional Airport in Latrobe. The second rally is scheduled to kick-off at 2 P.M. at the Erie International Airport in Erie.

Trump Holds 4 Rallies in PA on Saturday: President Donald Trump delivered addresses in Bucks County, Reading, Butler, and Montoursville on Saturday.  

Biden Campaigns in Philly on Sunday: Former Vice President Joe Biden made multiple campaign stops in Philadelphia on Sunday. 

Yang Campaigns for Biden in Bethlehem: Andrew Yang campaigned for former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign on Sunday in the Lehigh Valley, LehighValleyLive reports. 

Harris To Visit Luzerne County and the Lehigh Valley: Sen. Kamala Harris will be campaigning in the Lehigh Valley and Luzerne County on Monday, according to WFMZ and th Citizens Voice.  

Buttigieg Campaigns for Biden in Western PA: Former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg campaigned for former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign this past weekend in Pittsburgh and Washington County, according to KDKA and the Observer-Reporter

PA17: Trump Jr Rallies with Parnell in Beaver County: Donald Trump Jr., GOP congressional hopeful Sean Parnell, and Ted Nugent rallied in Beaver County on Friday, KDKA reports. 

Jill Biden To Campaign in Erie: Jill Biden will be campaigning in Erie County on Monday in the final day before the presidential election.  

PennLive Previews PA10: PennLive previews the race in the 10th Congressional District between Rep. Scott Perry (R-York) and Democratic challenger Eugene DePasquale.  

PennLive Previews Control of the PA State House: PennLive wrote a story about some of the state legislature races that could flip in Tuesday’s election.  

Donald Trump Jr. Campaigns in Adams County: Donald Trump Jr. campaigned in Adams County this past weekend, the York Daily Record reports.  

Ivanka Trump Campaigns in Lancaster County: LNP | LancasterOnline reports that Ivanka Trump campaigned in Lancaster County on Sunday.  

Eric Trump Campaigns in NEPA: Eric Trump talked to supporters of the Trump campaign in Northeast Pa this past weekend, The Times Leader and the Scranton Times-Tribune reports.  

Melania Trump Campaigns in Luzerne County: On Saturday evening, First Lady Melania Trump campaigned in Luzerne County, The Times Leader reports.  

Donald Trump Jr Campaigns in Blair County: The Altoona Mirror reports that Donald Trump Jr was campaigning in Blair County over this past weekend.  

Kromer Highlights Upset Elections in Philadelphia Battlefields: John Kromer’s book “Philadelphia Battlefields” details certain races where upstart candidates secured victories over Philadelphia’s political establishment. 

WESA Previews PA16: WESA details Rep. Mike Kelly’s (R-Butler) reelection bid in the 16th Congressional District against Democratic candidate Kristy Gnibus.  

 

Harrisburg & DC   
Patriot News: Here are some of the Pa. legislative races that could flip in Tuesday’s election
Patriot News: Democrats still outnumber Republicans in Pa. but GOP has closed the gap 
Patriot News: Trump, Biden, plus VPs, spouses, kids, blanket Pa. this weekend and through Election Day 
Patriot News: Trump criticizes Supreme Court in Pa., calling it ‘horrible’ to count mail-ins arriving after Election Day 
Inquirer: 10 Pennsylvania counties to watch closely as election results come in
Inquirer: What to know about Pennsylvania’s congressional races — and which ones to watch
Inquirer: New polls show Biden in a strong position in Pennsylvania as 2020 campaign nears its end  
Inquirer: Biden maintains edge in Pa., new polls show; Trump signals plan to discredit votes; Kamala Harris in Philly tonight
Inquirer: Voters across Pennsylvania are bracing for ‘an incredibly nerve-racking several days’
Inquirer: Climate activists are turning out Pa. voters to flip the state House — and boost Biden 
Inquirer: What a group of Pennsylvania voters thinks of Trump’s handling of the coronavirus
Inquirer: Trump baselessly sows doubt about election at Pennsylvania rallies while coronavirus surges 
Inquirer: Asian American voters in Pennsylvania show there is no one Asian vote
Inquirer: Pennsylvania DEP official: Trusting Sunoco Pipeline ‘has come back to bite us’ again and again  
Inquirer: The 10 Pa. counties to watch tomorrow | Morning Newsletter
Politico: A guide to Pennsylvania’s political hot spots
Politico: ‘If Pennsylvania goes, so will go the country’ 
Politico: Democrats sweat Trump’s focus on Philadelphia 
Politico: Trump drills down on fracking talk 
Politico: Poll: Biden up 5 points in Pennsylvania 
Politico: POLITICO’s final Election Forecast: Biden in command, Senate up for grabs 
Politico: The Loneliness of the Black Female Republican
AP: Pennsylvania’s top House races come down to 2 GOP-held seats 
AP: ‘We need you’: GOP hunts for new voters in Trump territory 
AP: Road to 270: Biden has options, Trump walks narrow path 
AP: Trump, Biden to campaign in Pennsylvania before Election Day 
AP: As Trump faces uncertain future, so do his signature rallies 
AP: Possible job cuts announced at Pennsylvania universities
Washington Post: In Pa., close House race is a microcosm of Trump-Biden showdown 
Washington Post: Democrats grow more anxious about Pennsylvania
Spotlight PA: State, counties prepare to keep Pa. polling places safe amid fears of militia, hate groups
Spotlight PA: Harassment, anger, and misinformation plague Pa. county officials as they struggle to keep 2020 election on track 
Spotlight PA: Gaping loopholes and vague state guidance leave some Pa. families out of a home despite federal ban on evictions 
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: Map: How Pa. counties plan to count 3.1 million mail-in ballots 
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: Pa.’s new election dashboard will show progress of mail-in ballot count alongside early returns 
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: Election Day 2020 in Pennsylvania: When the polls open, what the COVID-19 rules are, who the candidates are, and more 
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: What’s on Pa.’s mind before Election Day? A new poll points the way | The Numbers Racket 
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: Gun-toting voters? Erie Co. officials clarify open carry rules at the polls 
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: How often are drop boxes emptied? Have there been cases of drop box vandalism in Pa.? | Election Mailbag 
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: Election Eve 2020: Three things to think about | Monday Morning Coffee
WITF: People With Firearms At Polls Risk Facing Criminal Charges 
Post-Gazette: Pa. will be in spotlight Monday as Biden plans Pittsburgh-area visits, Trump to rally in Scranton
Post-Gazette: Citing Pa., Trump says campaign will be ‘going in with our lawyers’ when polls close
Post-Gazette: Democrats eyeing Pennsylvania House may gain boost from Biden 
Post-Gazette: Pence to campaign Monday in Latrobe, Erie 
Morning Call: Biden’s lead over Trump narrows in Pennsylvania, final Morning Call/Muhlenberg College poll shows
Morning Call: Pennsylvania officials won’t prevent people without masks from voting at the polls Tuesday 
Morning Call: Why people are buying guns at a record pace in Pennsylvania in the run-up to Election Day
Morning Call: From the editor: What to expect from The Morning Call on Election Day
LNP | LancasterOnline: 2020’s election feels unprecedented, but controversy and unrest are nothing new in American politics
LNP | LancasterOnline: Can I vote if I have COVID-19? What do I do if I haven’t gotten my ballot? Your last-minute Pa. voting questions, answered
KDKA: Democratic Presidential Nominee Joe Biden Holds Lead Over President Trump Among Likely Voters In Pa., Monmouth University Poll Finds
KDKA: Both Presidential Campaigns Set To Canvass Across Pa. On Election Eve 
KDKA: Pa. To Play Pivotal Role In Deciding Presidential Election
KDKA: Vice President Mike Pence To Speak At ‘Make America Great Again!’ Rallies In Latrobe, Erie
PLSReporter: Pa.’s election security and safety measures, explained 
PLSReporter: New report advocates decarceration to mitigate COVID-19 outbreaks in correctional facilities, highlights PA 
Fox News: Biden’s lead shrinks in Pennsylvania in final days of race: poll 
Fox News: Pennsylvania congressional candidate Sean Parnell says house was vandalized 2 days before Election Day 
Fox News: ‘Red mirage’ possible in Pennsylvania as officials urge voters to be patient
Fox News: Trump in Pennsylvania announces he signed executive order to protect fracking 
Fox News: Bradley Cooper stars in PSA for Pennsylvania voters: ‘Human decency is riding on this election’ 
Fox News: Trump praises Mike Piazza as Hall of Fame catcher is spotted at Pennsylvania rally
Fox News: Philadelphia mayor warns residents it may take days to count mail-in ballots
Fox News: Joe Biden becomes ‘an underdog’ if he doesn’t win Pa., says Nate Silver
Fox News: Philadelphia police budget cuts sought by 4 councilmembers during week of riots, looting: report
KYW Newsradio: With millions of Pa. mail-in ballots to count, winners may not be declared on Election Day
StateImpactPA: Groups sue EPA over flares at industrial facilities
USA Today: Biden, Harris to blitz Pennsylvania on Monday
National Journal: Hotline House Preview: Where’s the upset?
The Hill: Pennsylvania governor appears in new ad warning election results may take ‘a few days’ 
The Hill: Monmouth poll: Biden leads by 7 points in Pennsylvania 
The Hill: Pennsylvania secretary of state predicts it’ll be a ‘matter of days’ for all ballots to be counted
The Hill: Pittsburgh newspaper backs Trump in first GOP presidential endorsement since 1972
The Hill: Pennsylvania governor predicts Biden win in state: ‘Things are different now’
The Hill: Springsteen narrates ad for Biden to air during Penn State football game
The Hill: Philadelphia DA warns uncertified poll watchers to stay away: ‘I’ve got a jail cell’
NBC News: In Pennsylvania, small-town Trump defectors are rare — but could be decisive
LA Times: A low profile for ‘shy’ Biden voters 
Washington Examiner: Pennsylvania House GOP candidate refers Democrat’s social media posts to US attorney 
Washington Examiner: Where Trump’s 2020 coalition must come from in Pennsylvania
CNN: Trump tries to undermine democratic process at the end of the campaign 
CNN: Pennsylvania governor to urge patience around election results in new statewide ad 
CNN: Why this race likely comes down to Arizona and Pennsylvania 
CNN: Santorum: Trump’s coronavirus messaging a ‘liability’ 
CNN: Pennsylvania is the key 2020 state: will police shooting affect results? 
Huffington Post: Trump, ‘Fox & Friends’ Slam Lady Gaga For Pro-Biden Video, Being ‘Anti-Fracking Activist’ 
Huffington Post: Pennsylvania Ballot Count To Take ‘Days’ After Election, Official Says 
Real Clear Politics: Watch Live: Kamala Harris Campaigns In Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania 
Real Clear Politics: Watch Live: Joe Biden Campaigns In Western Pennsylvania 
Real Clear Politics: Watch Live: President Donald Trump Campaigns In Four States On Final Day Of Election 
Real Clear Politics: Biden In Philadelphia: “To Beat The Virus, First We Gotta Beat Donald Trump, He’s The Virus” 
Real Clear Politics: Trump: Pennsylvania “Will Save The American Dream” 
Real Clear Politics: In Battle for PA, Black Voters May Make the Difference

 

Philadelphia 
Philly Voice: Biden campaign donors outpace Trump campaign contributors across Philly region, analysis finds
Philly Voice: Philly officials expect delayed election results, urge voters to remain patient
Inquirer: Philly’s mayor and top elections official call for calm ahead of Election Day 
Inquirer: Some of Trump’s most ardent Philly-area critics include those grieving losses to COVID-19 
Inquirer: Biden implores Philly voters to ‘put an end to this presidency’ as Trump signals plans to discredit votes 
Inquirer: Calls to ‘defund the police’ intensify after Philadelphia police killing of Walter Wallace Jr.
Inquirer: Philly region’s small-biz owners plead for $225 million in Pa. state grant money
Inquirer: In Philly and suburbs, 1.2 million mail ballot applications were approved and 0 were challenged; National Guard will not be stationed near Philly polling places 
WHYY Newsworks: Biden makes final pitch to voters in Philly: There’s ‘too much on the line’ to sit out election
WHYY Newsworks: Biden works to boost Black turnout in ‘critical’ battleground Pa. 
WHYY Newsworks: GOTV efforts kick into high gear with bike rides and more across Philly
WHYY Newsworks: Thousands of volunteers to help Pa. voters, protect against intimidation on Election Day
Philadelphia Tribune: Black leaders discuss unrest, path to economic recovery for Philly 
Philadelphia Gay News: Pope Francis’ same-sex union statement continues to ripple through Catholic community 
Philadelphia Gay News: New study shows roots of LGBTQ poverty and need for government data 
KYW Newsradio: Biden stumps in Philly as Trump hits the midwest
KYW Newsradio: Poll workers and health officials prepare for in-person voting in Philadelphia
KYW Newsradio: 911 call, video of Wallace shooting to be released day after election, city says
KYW Newsradio: City Commissioners, Eagles teaming up to collect ballots ahead of Election Day
KYW Newsradio: Hundreds march peacefully in West Philly to protest Wallace shooting
KYW Newsradio: Flashpoint: Walter Wallace Jr’s parents speak; Bernie Sanders gets out the vote; ‘Woman of Worth’
Billy Penn: These are Philly’s 700+ polling places for the November 2020 election
Billy Penn: Philly COVID cases surge 300% since mid-September, positivity spikes
Billy Penn: Millions in PA pandemic mortgage relief may go unclaimed by Nov 4 deadline 
Billy Penn: Map: Philly satellite election offices and drop boxes for mail ballots 
Billy Penn: What to do if you got a notice your PA mail ballot was canceled
Philadelphia Business Journal: Philadelphia Inquirer cites ‘extreme financial pressures’ in filing to lay off 528 workers
Philadelphia Citizen: The Color of Coronavirus: Racial Equity Rapid Response Teams   
Philadelphia Citizen: Conspiracy vs Capacity

 

SEPA
Bucks County Courier Times: Trump in Bucks: Pennsylvania ‘will save the American dream’ 
Bucks County Courier Times: Photos: President Trump brings campaign to Bucks County
Daily Local News: Smooth Election Day hoped for by Chester County officials
Daily Local News: Juneteenth now full official holiday in Chester County
KYW Newsradio: Trump continues to focus on Pennsylvania with rally in Newtown
WHYY Newsworks: In Pennsylvania blitz, Trump says ‘red wave’ is forming during stop in Bucks County
Delco Daily Times: Training, body cams among 21st Century Police report recommendations
Pottstown Mercury: Election 2020: The race in the 126th Legislative District

 

Pittsburgh 
WESA: Veterans Meet In Key 37th District Race
WESA: Republicans Challenge Small Number Of Allegheny County Mail-In Voters 
WESA: Days Before Election, Trump Returns to Western PA To Tout Fossil Fuels 
WESA: From Backyard Rallies To Homemade Lawn Signs, Grassroots Tactics Mark Final Days Of Campaign 
WESA: How To Vote In-Person As Safely As Possible During A Pandemic 
WESA: COVID-19 Pandemic Driving Increased Food Insecurity In Southwestern Pennsylvania 
WESA: Pittsburgh Unity Rally Disrupted By Anti-Police Activists 
Post-Gazette: Joe Biden, Lady Gaga planning campaign stop Monday in Pittsburgh
Post-Gazette: In presidential race, Trump and Biden compete in communities left behind, ravaged by COVID-19
Post-Gazette: City to partner with Allegheny Health Network in social services, violence prevention initiative 
Post-Gazette: Judge asks parties in Columbus statue lawsuit to resolve issue 
Post-Gazette: Business of Pittsburgh: Examining the region’s energy industry
Post-Gazette: COVID-19 Update: Allegheny County reports 174 new cases, no new deaths
KDKA: Congressman Mike Doyle’s South Side Office, Candidate Sean Parnell’s House Vandalized With Similar Messages 
KDKA: Lady Gaga To Join Joe Biden, Jill Biden On Campaign Stops In Pittsburgh On Nov. 2 
KDKA: Election Day Explainer: Safety At The Polls, Mail-In Ballot Counting, & Timeline Of Results 
KDKA: Campaign Volunteers Continue The Push To Gather Support For Their Candidates 
KDKA: Hundreds Of President Donald Trump Supporters Arrive Hours Ahead Of Butler Rally 
KDKA: Pete Buttigieg Stumps In Pittsburgh To Boost Biden With Three Key Groups Of Voters 
KDKA: 97,000 Allegheny County Ballots Still Not Returned With Election Day Around The Corner
KDKA: Steelers Help Provide Masks For Elections Officials Ahead Of Election Day 
KDKA: Allegheny Co. Health Dept. Reports 174 New Coronavirus Cases, Total Case Count Climbs To 15,796
Tribune Review: Joe Biden, Lady Gaga expected to visit Pittsburgh on election eve 
Tribune Review: When will election results be known for Westmoreland, Allegheny, Pennsylvania? 
Tribune Review: Police: Sean Parnell’s house, Rep. Mike Doyle’s South Side office vandalized with graffiti message
Tribune Review: Women-powered grassroots efforts support Biden, Trump in Western Pennsylvania 
Tribune Review: Allegheny County reports 174 new coronavirus cases 
City Paper: Lady Gaga will perform at final Biden campaign event in Pittsburgh tomorrow 
City Paper: As election nears, the Trump campaign tries to court LGBTQ voters in Southwestern Pennsylvania 
City Paper: Parks Conservancy to display Black Live Matter signs in several parks 
City Paper: Trans YOUniting addresses violence, lack of support in final march of the season
City Paper: An ongoing tally of confirmed coronavirus cases and deaths in Allegheny County

 

SWPA 
Beaver County Times: Three face off in contentious 10th District race for state house
Beaver County Times: Groups urge Beaver County to open ballots Tuesday, but officials say no
Observer-Reporter: Pete Buttigieg campaigns for votes in Washington
Observer-Reporter: Dayich takes the helm as Greene County’s president judge
Observer-Reporter: Sherman plans to handle election board duties by phone
Observer-Reporter: Youth vote could be a factor in 2020 presidential election
Observer-Reporter: Washington County sees two new COVID-19 deaths
KDKA: ‘We Win Pennsylvania, We Win It All’: President Trump Rallies Supporters In Butler County
KDKA: Presidential Candidate Supporters Hold Rally, Car Cruise in Fayette County, Butler County
KDKA: Westmoreland County Election Bureau Reports Positive Case Of Coronavirus
KDKA: Donald Trump Jr., Sean Parnell And Ted Nugent Headline Rally In Beaver County
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Historic voter turnout expected in Cambria, Bedford, Somerset
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Election 2020 | Security plan in place for polling, Cambria DA says 
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Blair, Bedford counties combine for 103 COVID-19 cases, Cambria adds 38
Post-Gazette: Fayette DA: Two voters received pre-filled ballots
Post-Gazette: Westmoreland County Election Bureau employee tests positive for COVID-19 
Tribune Review: Aftermath of Trump rally in Butler was ‘nothing like Omaha’ owner of bus company says
Tribune Review: Beaver County’s role in presidential race attracts attention
Altoona Mirror: One-fourth of Blair to vote by mail
Altoona Mirror: Trump son stumps in Blair
Altoona Mirror: Counties urged to start pre-canvassing on time
Altoona Mirror: Burns secures $20K grant

 

NEPA
The Times Leader: Melania Trump stumps for husband in Luzerne County visit
The Times Leader: Eric Trump greets dad’s supporters at rally outside Wyoming Valley Mall 
The Times Leader: Luzerne County 2021 budget work sessions continue today 
The Times Leader: Luzerne County Council receives update on outstanding debt 
The Times Leader: President Trump to hold rally Monday afternoon at airport 
The Times Leader: Scranton man sentenced for role in pay-to-play scheme involving former Mayor Courtright 
The Times Leader: 79 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Luzerne County; 3 new deaths
Citizens Voice:  Focusing on Luzerne County votes in the presidential election
Citizens Voice: Harris to campaign in Luzerne County Monday morning; Trump in the afternoon
Citizens Voice: Party leaders proud of campaign volunteers in 2020 election 
Citizens Voice: Council budget process continues with Monday work session
Citizens Voice: Eric Trump makes unannounced visit to W-B Twp. rally for his father that drew hundreds
Citizens Voice: President Trump, First Lady, VP nominee Harris to visit NEPA in final-hour campaign blitz
Citizens Voice: One day more: county, voters prepare for Tuesday election 
Citizens Voice: 79 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Luzerne County on Sunday
Times-Tribune: Trump, first lady, VP nominee Harris to visit NEPA in final-hour campaign blitz
Times-Tribune: Former Scranton Mayor Courtright begins serving prison sentence
Times-Tribune: Four voters were asked to reflect on four years of Trump. Here is what they had to say. 
Times-Tribune: First lady Melania Trump defends president’s handling of pandemic in Luzerne County speech 
Times-Tribune: Eric Trump makes unannounced visit to W-B Twp. rally for his father that drew hundreds 
Times-Tribune: Hazleton crowd touts Trump despite Eric’s absence during stop   
Times-Tribune: Luzerne County has 79 of region’s 135 new COVID-19 cases

 

South Central 
Patriot News: Perry v. DePasquale: Tale of the tape in the Pa. 10th Congressional District 
Patriot News: Trump campaign operative is asking everything about election safety and security in Pa. counties: Report 
York Dispatch: Liberal PAC targets York County seniors, Trump plans last-minute Pa. rallies
York Dispatch: York County triples election workers, plans to scan all ballots on Election Day 
York Dispatch: Here’s what York County residents need to know ahead of Election Day 
York Dispatch: Saturday COVID update: 86 new cases in York County
York Daily Record: Gettysburg, Pa., leaders ask for peace after months of unrest
York Daily Record: Donald Trump Jr. speaks during MAGA event in Adams County
York Daily Record: Ted Nugent plays national anthem during MAGA event
Carlisle Sentinel: Security info request from Trump campaign perturbs Cumberland County officials ahead of election 
Carlisle Sentinel: No movement on pre-canvassing as Cumberland County is told FBI interested in Trump email 
Carlisle Sentinel: DOH: 28 new cases of COVID-19, no additional deaths for Cumberland County Saturday
LNP | LancasterOnline: 5 things to watch as Lancaster County election results come in
LNP | LancasterOnline: Ivanka Trump makes campaign stop in Lancaster County 

 

Lehigh Valley      
Morning Call: Lehigh Valley procrastinator’s guide to the 2020 presidential election
Morning Call: No major discrepancies found in Allentown’s 22nd District vote recount
Morning Call: VP candidate Kamala Harris coming to Lehigh Valley on Monday, campaign says
Morning Call: In 2016, Trump won Hellertown by 75 votes. As in many Pennsylvania towns, the election there could be tight  
Morning Call: From the editor: What to expect from The Morning Call on Election Day
WFMZ: Kamala Harris to visit Lehigh Valley on Monday 
WFMZ: Trump addresses thousands during rally in Berks County
WFMZ: Republicans, Democrats react to President Trump’s planned visit to Berks
WFMZ: Presidential candidates working overtime in Pennsylvania leading up to Election Day 
WFMZ: Trump, Biden signs don’t shake close-knit neighborhood in Lehigh County 
Express Times: Andrew Yang in Bethlehem: The odds are the presidential race comes down to Pa. and the Lehigh Valley 
Express Times: Vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris coming to the Lehigh Valley Monday 
Express Times: On the verge of electoral power 
Express Times: Pa. coronavirus update: 2,641 new cases as COVID-19 continues Pa. surge; more than half the state ‘concerning;’ Lehigh Valley adds another 97 cases | Pa. COVID-19 county map (10/30/20)
Reading Eagle: President Trump touts his record in visit to Berks County 
Reading Eagle: Berks GOP holds road rally day after president’s visit 
Reading Eagle: Democrats criticize president ahead of rally at Reading Regional Airport 
Reading Eagle: Here’s who is on Tuesday’s ballot to represent Berks County 
Reading Eagle: Berks County has bad showing in weekly coronavirus report, but latest data show declining cases

 

North by Northwest
Erie Times-News: Laughlin, Slomski raise more than $1.5 million each, spend hundreds of thousands on ads
Erie Times-News: Here’s how Donald Trump flipped Erie County and won in 2016. Can he do it again in 2020?
Erie Times-News: Vice President Mike Pence will campaign in Erie day before presidential election
Erie Times-News: Jill Biden to stump in Erie Monday as Biden campaign barnstorms state
Erie Times-News: Roae, Ferrence contend for state House seat
Erie Times-News: Pennsylvania health department reports 38 new cases of COVID-19 in Erie County
WESA: Erie Teacher Hopes To Topple Trump Ally In PA 16
Centre Daily Times: How will Centre County vote? Here’s a look at why residents support Biden or Trump
Centre Daily Times: Centre County prepares for ‘monumental task’ of counting mail-in ballots. Here’s the plan
Centre Daily Times: Centre County has now had 18 COVID-19-related deaths, including 5 last week, coroner confirms
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Trump rallies crowd in Montoursville
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: President and other elected spots up for grabs
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Photo gallery: President Trump speaks at the Williamsport Regional Airport
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Mail-in ballot delivery hot topic ahead of Election Day

 

Opinion  
York Dispatch Editorial Board: Elections patience a virtue
LNP | LancasterOnline Editorial Board: Nearly there, after the longest-ever presidential campaign — we can get through Election Day and the vote count 
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: The man and the record 
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Continue bipartisanship 
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: A tool to decarbonize 
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Time is right for telemedicine 
Post-Gazette Editorial Board: Cultural proficiency in schools 
Paul Muschick: Pennsylvania voters have clout: We could decide this election
Jim Kenney and Lisa Deeley: Stay patient and above the fray on Election Day
Dan Brouillette: Oil and natural gas are our best bet for continued economic recovery
Maria Panaritis: ‘A rough, rough year’: Our Pa. Election Day will be one of fear met by determination 
Joshua Cho: A fracking ban isn’t ‘political suicide’ in Pennsylvania 
Michael Long: Death and democracy: How mortality is shaping the vote in the 2020 election
Kristin Tate: How one state could decide 2020
Shane Fitzgerald: Covering this election a challenge we relish
Keith C. Burris: The second plague
Diana Nelson Jones: Walkabout: Mt. Lebanon neighbors put love above political differences
Ruth Ann Dailey: We must insist on a better way
Karen Bojar: Why I Plan To Vote No On Ballot Question No. 2
Larry Platt: It’s The Capital, Stupid! 
David Murrell: This Is What Happens When Law Enforcement Treats Policing Like War
Liz Spikol: I’ve had public mental health outbursts like Walter Wallace Jr. I’m alive because I’m white. 
Julie Werner-Simon: Trump, Jeff Sessions, and Bill Barr deserve blame for the unrest in Philly and beyond 
Helen Ubiñas: Philadelphia students tackle gun violence in the midst of a pandemic, election and racial reckoning 
Will Bunch: Rising tide of violence, propaganda reveal Tuesday’s stakes for America: freedom or fascism? 
Daniel R. Birdsong: You have rights when you go to vote. And many people are there to help if there’s trouble at the polls
Tim Hartman: The Horror | Editorial Cartoon
Signe Wilkinson: Political Cartoon: Mending our flag

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