Jake Corman

Senate GOP wants Democrat to prove she meets residency rule

Republicans who control Pennsylvania's Senate want a Democrat who is the apparent winner in the race for an open suburban Pittsburgh seat to prove she meets the residency requirement to serve in the chamber, senators said Wednesday.

Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman, R-Centre, said Republicans plan to ask Democrat Lindsey Williams to show how she meets a constitutional requirement that newly elected senators must have lived in Pennsylvania for the prior four years.

"She needs to have the ability to come in and lay out that she does meet the requirements and, if she does, that'll be the end of it," Corman said. "If she doesn't, then we've got an issue that we...