Democratic state Senator Daylin Leach wants Pennsylvania to join the National Popular Vote Compact.

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State Sen. Daylin Leach, D-17, of Lower Merion, sent a memo to fellow state senators stating he would introduce legislation for Pennsylvania to join the National Popular Vote Compact, which would then reward the state’s electoral votes to whichever candidate won the most popular votes.

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HARRISBURG, Pa – December 1, 2016 – State Senator Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery/Delaware) today sent a co-sponsorship memo to his Senate colleagues announcing that he will introduce legislation that will result in Pennsylvania joining the National Popular Vote Compact. The compact is an agreement between states pledging to award their electoral votes to the winner of the […]

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Efforts to introduce “Death with Dignity” legislation to the Pennsylvania General Assembly have repeatedly stalled, but some lawmakers and activists think future efforts will succeed as other states enact similar laws. “Every year, things take time in the Pennsylvania legislature, especially controversial things, but we feel this is inevitable,” said state Sen. Daylin Leach, D-Montgomery, who has authored numerous medical aid-in-dying bills since 2007.

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A commentary opposed scrapping the Electoral College in favor of the direct popular election of the president (“Modest tweak to reform the Electoral College,” Monday). As an alternative, the commentary called for awarding electoral votes by congressional district rather than the current winner-take-all by state system we have. As bad as our system is, this proposed solution would be far worse.

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The outside communications between judges, prosecutors and defense attorneys demonstrate a dangerous degree of impropriety, said Sen. Daylin Leach, D-17, King of Prussia, ranking Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee. “Where emails reveal an unprofessional relationship between a judge and a prosecutor working on the same case, the defendant deserves a chance to argue that the relationship affected the case’s outcome,” he said.

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Sen. Daylin Leach, D-Montgomery County, said, “transparency is necessary here because, without it, there’s no way for future defendants to know whether an improper relationship exists between their judge and prosecutor.”

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HARRISBURG, Pa – November 22, 2016 – State Senator Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery/Delaware) today commented on the ex parte communications implied in the report released today by the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General. The report confirmed that offensive emails sent between judges and district attorneys demonstrated “a fundamental and dangerous degree of impropriety that threatens public confidence in […]

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Pennsylvania Sen. Daylin Leach, a Democrat who was a vocal advocate for marijuana legalization, said he thinks marijuana businesses’ interest in Pennsylvania won’t diminish unless Sessions takes steps to attack legalized marijuana.

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“Nine states, red and blue, voted on measures and we saw legalization prevail overwhelmingly,” said State Sen. Daylin Leach (D., Montgomery), who has introduced a bill to allow recreational use in Pennsylvania. “Tuesday’s results are only going to accelerate nationwide legalization. I think we can expect to see that in about five years.”

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