December 17, 2022

Here in Pennsylvania, Land of Giants, defeated state house Republicans are still trying desperately to cling to power after losing the majority. And if there's one think GOPers are now known for, it's sore loserdom. Via Spotlight PA:

Democrats won 102 seats on Election Day — a one-seat advantage in the 203-member chamber. But the death of one Democratic lawmaker and the resignation of two more to take higher offices currently leaves Democrats at 99 members and Republicans at 101.

Both parties have claimed the authority to schedule the special elections to fill those vacant seats. Democrats scheduled them for Feb. 7. Republicans scheduled one for the same day and two more for the May primary.

If Democrats get their way, they will seize the majority in February. If Republicans do, the chamber will likely have an even 100-100 split at some point that month, which would forestall most action from either party until May.

The dispute is now in court.

Believe it or not, it wasn't that long ago that Pennsylvania had, you know, plain old tax-cut Republicans. Now a loud majority has jumped on the right-wing crazy train.

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