Rep. White elected chair of Philadelphia GOP

Rep. White elected chair of Philadelphia GOP

The Philadelphia GOP elected Rep. Martina White to party chair Tuesday night, following the resignation of Michael Meehan over the weekend.
 
The change in leadership follows the party losing an at-large seat in City Council to a third-party candidate for the first time in history and mayoral nominee Billy Ciancaglini failing to unite Republicans in a serious challenge to the re-elected Jim Kenney (D). White becomes the first woman to chair either major party in the commonwealth’s largest county.
Wednesday, November 13, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
Key races, new machines highlight Election Day in SEPA

Key races, new machines highlight Election Day in SEPA

Odd number years in Pennsylvania often mean lower turnouts for local races. However, there’s still a lot for citizens to consider when heading to the polls Tuesday in the southeastern portion of the commonwealth.
 
County races and judicial seats are up for grabs on Election Day, including the mayor’s office and all 17 position in Philadelphia City Council. 
Monday, November 4, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: News and Views
Wolf signs sweeping election reform bill into law

Wolf signs sweeping election reform bill into law

First the first time in decades, Pennsylvania will see a comprehensive revamp of its election laws, a move that comes with over $90 million in aid to help county governments purchase new election machines ahead of the 2020 presidential election.

 

Legislation was signed by Gov. Tom Wolf on Thursday that would overhaul the state’s election code — allowing voters to vote by mail, turn in absentee ballots later and register to vote closer to election day. 

Thursday, October 31, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
Election reform package headed to governor’s desk

Election reform package headed to governor’s desk

A sweeping update to the Pennsylvania Election Code sailed through the General Assembly this week, paving the way for one of the largest election code reforms in years.

 

The agreed-upon negotiation from the Republican-controlled legislature and Gov. Tom Wolf would provide $90 million in state aid to help counties shoulder the costs of new voting machines prior to next year’s presidential election.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
Stein appears in Philadelphia to challenge voting machines

Stein appears in Philadelphia to challenge voting machines

Former presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein traveled to Philadelphia Wednesday to appear before a federal judge, seeking enforcement of the 2018 settlement that would supposedly change the way votes were counted in Pennsylvania and otherwise.
 
Stein was lead plaintiff in the 2016 Stein v Cortes case, seeking remedy and recount over the 2016 presidential election. The settlement two years later created new guidelines for machines, notably that they must be verifiable, auditable, and have paper ballots. 
Wednesday, October 2, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
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