Editorial: A caustic election cycle ends with Pa. voters opting to preserve abortion rights and defend democracy | Ap

In the end, Pennsylvania voters picked common sense over scare tactics.

Most of those who went to the polls in the commonwealth saw through the creepy commercials, heated rhetoric and disinformation. They opted instead to take a stand for abortion rights and democracy.

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