U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa. (Source: Office of Sen. Toomey)
U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa. (Source: Office of Sen. Toomey)

Headlines:

Manheim Township Middle School counselor dies of Covid-19: Due to the passing of Alexandra Chitwood, 47, the district is canceling the school's in-person classes Friday in order to provide grief counseling. Other district schools will operate as normal. (Source: LNP) Meanwhile, Bart-Colerain Elementary School in Solanco is closing Friday due to two Covid-19 cases. (Source: LNP)

Sen. Toomey: No evidence of widespread vote fraud: Appearing on "CBS This Morning" on Friday, the conservative Pennsylvania senator pushed back against President Trump's lies about the election. (Source: CBS 21)

Post office sweeps find 1,703 mail-in ballots: Most were in Philadelphia, according to a court filing. The ballots are to be expedited for delivery election officials. (Source: PennLive)

 5,555 provisional ballots await count in Lancaster: They will be reviewed and the valid ones counted by the Wednesday deadline, the election board's chief clerk said. (Source: LNP)

Pa. outlines plan for Covid-19 vaccine distribution: When it's available, emergency and health personnel will be first in line, followed by the frail and elderly, then the general public. (Source: Spotlight PA)

National roundup: Biden pulls ahead. (Source: Washington Post) Republicans condemn Trump's election lies. (Source: USA Today)  Democrats begin to reckon with U.S. House losses. (Source: ABC News) Unemployment drops to 6.9%. (Source: AP) Twitter war ensues after commentators suggest putting pressure on Philly over vote. (Source: Philadelphia Inquirer)

Tim Stuhldreher