Andrew Seidman covers Pennsylvania politics, writing about statewide campaigns and officeholders, the Philadelphia suburbs, congressional races, and the 2020 presidential campaign.

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Pennsylvania Republicans held on to the state legislature. But Democrats still feel good about redistricting. Here’s why.

Democrats are in a much better position than they were in 2011, when Republicans held the legislature, the governor’s office, and a majority on the state Supreme Court.

Pennsylvania is here to stay as a swing state

When Donald Trump narrowly defeated Hillary Clinton in 2016, some political strategists believed it was an aberration. The 2020 election showed Trump’s coalition in Pennsylvania was no fluke.

How Joe Biden won Pennsylvania — and what comes next

The result doesn’t change how deeply divided Pennsylvania is. If anything, it only highlights those divisions.

Pa. Republicans are parroting Trump’s false election claims as the post-Trump GOP takes shape

Pennsylvania Republicans are going all in on President Donald Trump’s false election claims.

Pa. Treasurer Joe Torsella has lost his reelection bid, in a big upset by Republican Stacy Garrity

Torsella, a Montgomery County Democrat who had aspirations for higher office, has conceded.

6 takeaways from Biden’s win over Trump in Pa.

Here’s what changed from last time, and made the difference in the state that put Biden over the top and won him the White House.

Suburban voters in Pennsylvania rejected Trump — but not Republican Party

Biden’s victory in Pennsylvania was fueled in large part by winning an overwhelming majority of votes in the Philadelphia suburbs. But his gains in the suburbs did not lift his party down-ballot.

Pennsylvania mail-in ballots are on the cusp of pushing Biden to the White House

Biden also has other paths to victory even without Pennsylvania, as he holds on to an advantage in Nevada and overcame Trump’s lead in Georgia.

Fitzpatrick, Perry win, Lamb declares victory as Democrats struggle to expand House majority

Nationally, several incumbent Democratic House members were defeated, and efforts to unseat Republicans came up short.

Pennsylvania votes still being counted, but Biden’s lead is growing quickly in the Philly suburbs

For instance, preliminary results Tuesday night showed a slight lead for Trump in Chester County, but an updated count Thursday now has Biden up by more than 50,000 votes.