STATE SENATE PASSES BILL TO BAN BALLOT DROP BOXES

The Republican-led state senate in Pennsylvania  passed a measure to get rid of ballot drop boxes.  The 29 to 20 vote along party lines came on Wednesday.  The bill would mandate that mail-in ballots that are not returned in the mail must be hand-delivered to an employee at the county board of elections office. Republicans say the idea is that drop boxes can’t be secured properly, while Democrats believe it’ll simply make it harder for people to vote.