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News: Wednesday, Nov. 4

Senator Lloyd Smucker with a constituent during Election Day. (Source: Lloyd Smucker)

Senator Lloyd Smucker with a constituent during Election Day. (Source: Lloyd Smucker)
Senator Lloyd Smucker with a constituent during Election Day. (Source: Lloyd Smucker)


Pa. Republicans call for resignation of Pa. Secretary of State: Senators Joe Scarnati and Jake Corman say Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar should step down for "numerous actions to undermine public confidence in Pennsylvania's elections." Boockvar said in response, "...they don't like the late counting of ballots because they don't like anything that allows more eligible voters to be enfranchised." (Source: WGAL)

U.S. Rep. Lloyd Smucker declares victory for third term: The Republican incumbent declared victory over Democratic challenger, Sarah Hammond, around 11 p.m. Tuesday. Smucker received 69% of the in-person vote, with 98% of the polls reporting. (Source: LNP)

Columbia school district to develop plan for returning to full-time, in-person learning: The school board decided Monday to move forward with plans to discontinue hybrid learning. The plans are anticipated to be ready by next semester. (Source: LNP)

Pa. Republicans file lawsuit to prevent mail-in voters from 'curing' ballots: A hearing was scheduled for 9 a.m. Wednesday morning. (Source: UPI)

Attempted arson at Lancaster County polling place: A woman attempted twice to light papers and dividers on fire at the West Willow Fire Co. polling place in Pequea Township around 1 p.m. Tuesday. No major damage was done, nor were there any injuries. (Source: WGAL)

Over 2,500 calls made to the nonpartisan Pa. election protection hotline: In contrast with the 1,340 calls made during the June primary, the general election yesterday brought in nearly twice as many, with over 20,000 tickets logged since launching in October. (Source: CBS 21)

Philadelphia officials to release 911 calls, body-cam footage of Walter Wallace Jr. shooting today: Mayor Jim Kenney, District Attorney Larry Krasner and Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw said in a joint statement that they hope releasing the video will help the city heal from the incident." The Wallace family previewed the tapes and approved their release. (Source: WITF)

National roundup: No presidential winner yet, states still counting millions of votes. (Source: UPI) Trump threatens to take election to the Supreme Court (Source: AP), but Biden says he will fight back. (Source: AP) Republicans hold off Democrats in key Senate races. (Source: USA Today) Major case on LGBT and religious rights to hit U.S. Supreme Court today. (Source: Reuters)