HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Bipartisan legislation to try to fix disputed or gray areas of Pennsylvania’s election law was introduced Friday in the state Senate, after more than a year of lawsuits, partisan bickering and legislative stalemates inflamed by last year’s presidential election.

The bill would keep the state’s expansive mail-in voting law in place, even as former President Donald Trump continues to peddle baseless conspiracy theories about widespread mail-in voting fraud and Republican lawmakers sue to invalidate the law.

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The bill, introduced by Sen. David Argall, R-Schuylkill, and Sen. Sharif Street, D-Philadelphia, is the product of three hearings last spring that led to a public report with recommendations.

It includes rules for how the Department of State gives guidance to counties on administering elections and how counties must set up drop boxes for mail-in ballots. It would not, however, block the department from giving guidance or limit or ban drop boxes or satellite election offices, as Republicans have sought.

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It also largely grants the top two requests of county commissioners to help them administer elections, allowing counties three days before election day to begin processing mail-in ballots and shortening the time period in which to apply by mail for a mail-in ballot.

The bill does not include a top Republican priority of tightening Pennsylvania’s voter identification provisions.

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