More than 2,600 Philadelphia mail-in ballots didn't count in this month's midterm election because they were undated or incorrectly dated.
- The majority was cast by voters living in communities of color.
Driving the news: Josh Shapiro's victory has given abortion rights advocates a sense of relief that Pennsylvania's next governor won't roll back protections at the state level.
Democrats are poised to make large gains in the Pennsylvania House following Tuesday's election, potentially threatening Republicans' long-held majority.
Why it matters: Republicans have controlled the state House since 2011 and the Senate since the mid-1990s, resulting in divided governments, most recently under Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf for the past eight years.
Democrats dominated Philadelphia's special elections for four open City Council seats.
Driving the news: Democrats Jim Harrity and Sharon Vaughn won the two at-large seats over Republicans Drew Murray and Jim Hasher, according to unofficial city election results.
All eyes are on Pennsylvania's U.S. Senate and gubernatorial races today, billed as some of the top contests in the nation.
Why it matters: The future of abortion access is at stake along with other high-profile issues, such as voting rights, gun regulation and education funding.
Pennsylvania's bitter and expensive U.S. Senate race may tip the balance of power in Congress.
Why it matters: The open race to replace retiring Sen. Pat Toomey could be a bellwether for determining control of a tightly divided Senate next year.
Pennsylvania's gubernatorial race will bring a new occupant to the governor's mansion and potentially big changes to state government.
Why it matters: The open race for governor will determine the future of abortion access, state funding for public education, and regulations around elections and businesses in the sharply divided state.
All Philly voters have a chance to elect two at-large City Council seats during this Nov. 8 election.
Why it matters: The special elections are part of a major shakeup on the council.
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