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December 7, 1989 | By David Johnston and Mike Schurman, Special to The Inquirer
Mayor J. Edward Kline resigned last night, one month after residents of this island town north of Atlantic City voted to change the form of city government in what Kline acknowledged was a referendum on his leadership. Kline - a contractor who also last month lost a bid for a third Assembly term - did not appear at the City Commission meeting at which his resignation was announced. Thomas R. Burns, a recently retired state police lieutenant, was sworn in to complete Kline's term as a commissioner.
NEWS
May 22, 2013
Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday.   To report problems: Philadelphia 215-686-3462 or phillyelection.com. Bucks 215-348-6154 or buckscounty.org. Chester 610-344-6410 or chesco.org. Delaware 610-891-4673 or co.delaware.pa.us/depts/election.html. Montgomery 610-278-3275 or montcopa.org.
NEWS
November 3, 1986
This has not been a particularly elevating or inspiring election campaign. This may be why voters have responded so far with uncommon apathy. However, there has seldom been an election in which the choices have been as good. In some races, at least, even if your candidate loses, you can rest assured the winner will also do a pretty good job. Take the two statewide races. Either Lt. Gov. William W. Scranton, the Republican candidate, or former Auditor General Robert P. Casey, the Democrat, should make a good governor.
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April 10, 1987 | By Ron Gower, Special to The Inquirer
Claude Andrews said he just plain forgot. Kay Fritzinger said she's stepping aside to make room for her son. Charles Wehr said he's too busy. And so, finally, we have the answer to the political question: What if they held an election and nobody ran? It's about to happen in this tiny Carbon County community of 486 people, where the three aforementioned Borough Council members aren't running for re- election to the seven-member panel next month. There are no challengers, either.
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May 10, 1987 | Reuters
Zinzi Mandela (left), daughter of jailed black nationalist leader Nelson Mandela, joined an anti-apartheid demonstration by students at Witwatersrand University in Johannesburg on Monday, two days before the whites-only parliamentary election in South Africa. In the election, the ruling National Party was victorious, while major gains were made by the right-wing Conservative Party at the expense of the liberal Progressive Federal Party, which had campaigned for an end to apartheid.
NEWS
September 29, 1987 | By Fredric N. Tulsky, Inquirer Staff Writer
A local grand jury report on the May 1985 MOVE confrontation likely will not be public until after the November election, officials in the District Attorney's Office said yesterday. Terry Williamson, a spokesman for District Attorney Ronald D. Castille, said the grand jury probably would take additional testimony on certain aspects of the incident, in which 11 people were killed and 61 houses were destroyed by fire. Williamson said there was a "good possibility" that the report would not be complete and made public until after the election.
NEWS
May 5, 2008
PEOPLE ARE so excited about this election with a woman and a black man. You know what I would like to see in my lifetime - when the candidate from each other party goes up against each other, the person who wins is president and the loser is vice president. Now that's something to get excited about. Both parties would have to work together then. The political science students and the think tanks need to work on that. Food for thought. Linda J. Turner, Philadelphia
NEWS
November 3, 2008
FOR PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA, our endorsement for president, has made this election about the biggest thing of all: America's future. STATE HOUSE RACES In the 140th District: The Northeast seat being vacated by George Kenney. Vote: BRENDAN BOYLE In the 172nd District: For the seat long held by John Perzel. Vote: RICH COSTELLO BALLOT QUESTIONS On whether to establish a city Department of Parks and Recreation. Vote: YES On whether city residents whose civil-service test scores are identical to those of out-of-town test-takers should get priority for jobs.
NEWS
May 15, 1995
Just because both candidates for mayor are running unopposed in their party primaries, that doesn't mean tomorrow's election isn't important. Besides mayor, Philadelphians will be nominating their party's candidates for City Council, sheriff, city commissioners, register of wills, clerk of courts and Common Pleas, Municipal and Traffic Courts. All Pennsylvanians will be nominating candidates for Supreme, Superior and Commonwealth courts. Some of these jobs are arguably as vital as mayor - if lower-profile and perhaps less glamorous.
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May 22, 2015 | BY WENDY RUDERMAN & DAVID GAMBACORTA, Daily News Staff Writers rudermw@phillynews.com, 215-854-5924
AT-LARGE Councilman Wilson Goode Jr. has been a steady and strong voice for economic equity for women and minorities across the city. But Goode lost his fight to keep on fighting - perched from a Council seat he's held for nearly 16 years - when voters chose newcomers over him in Tuesday's Democratic primary. "The City Council at-large race is a tricky race that's based on ballot position, name recognition and sample ballots," Goode said yesterday. So what happened? On ballot position: terrible.
NEWS
May 22, 2015 | Philly Clout
DEMOCRATIC mayoral nominee Jim Kenney , who steamrollered state Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams in Tuesday's Democratic primary, skipped the traditional postelection lunch at the Palm to attend a Broad Street Ministry luncheon with Republican mayoral candidate Melissa Murray Bailey and Gov. Wolf . The Clout team - big believers in tradition - decided to post up at the bar at the Palm with N.Y. strip steaks and Old Fashioneds, knowing full...
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May 22, 2015 | By Tricia L. Nadolny, Inquirer Staff Writer
Even as election day unfolded, Councilman Wilson Goode Jr. said he knew how it would end. He was listed dead last on the ballot. Ahead of him was a field of qualified challengers. And - as has been the case before - the politician who says he doesn't care much for politics had run a minimal campaign. "I understood exactly what happened yesterday as it was happening and was prepared for it," Goode said Wednesday. "The goal for me was never winning elections. The goal for me was to serve.
NEWS
May 21, 2015 | By Mike Newall, Inquirer Columnist
The people around here call this the Land That Everybody Forgets. If there is a capital of the Land That Everybody Forgets, it is Tent City, a community of tents and shanties tucked inside a clearing near the freight tracks in Fairhill, near Second and Indiana Avenue. Dozens of men live there in the dirt and trash. Men from halfway houses. Men lost in drugs. Men who have built a fence out of wood and rocks to keep strangers away. Tent City did not exist four years ago. The cops come whenever someone overdoses.
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May 21, 2015 | Philly Clout
GOOD MORNING, Philadelphia politicians. Campaign staffers. Ward leaders. Miscellaneous machine cogs. Engaged citizens. Winners. Losers. Are you hungover? We probably are. Here's a roundup of yesterday's shenanigans and skulduggery in this special Election Day edition of Clout.   False advertising The Carpenters Union, which backed state Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams for mayor, had folks all over the place yesterday, as would be expected - except they were wearing shirts that weren't exactly accurate, according to Frank Keel , who reps electricians union chief John "Johnny Doc" Dougherty . "In keeping with their tradition of deceit," Keel vented via email, "their members are wearing 'BUILDING TRADES FOR ANTHONY WILLIAMS' shirts.
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May 21, 2015 | BY REGINA MEDINA, Daily News Staff Writer medinar@phillynews.com, 215-854-5985
THE NATIONAL Labor Relations Board yesterday blocked a union vote set for later this week at John B. Stetson Charter School after the union behind the organizing efforts filed an unfair-labor-practice charge. The Alliance of Charter School Employees union claims that Stetson, which is managed by charter operator ASPIRA Inc. of Pennsylvania, has violated federal law. The school has interfered with employee rights under the National Labor Relations Act, according to the union, by: * Telling employees that "union organizing will be futile.
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May 20, 2015 | BY MORGAN ZALOT, Daily News Staff Writer zalotm@phillynews.com, 215-854-5928
FOUR ELECTION officials were arrested yesterday - on the eve of the primary election - for allegedly casting phony votes while working a North Philadelphia polling place during the 2014 general election, the District Attorney's Office announced last night. Sandra Lee, 60, who served as the judge of elections in the 18th Ward, 1st Division, is charged with conspiracy, tampering with records, unsworn falsification, fraud, obstructing justice and related offenses. Alexia Harding, 22, the division's minority inspector, is charged with false swearing, unsworn falsification to authorities and related offenses.
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May 20, 2015 | By Mark Fazlollah, Inquirer Staff Writer
As he has done for election after election, District Attorney Seth Williams promised Monday that his team of prosecutors will protect the sanctity of the vote in Philadelphia. This year he also announced that arrest warrants were issued Monday for four election officials in the 18th Ward, 1st Division on charges of fraudulently adding six votes by tampering with voting machines at North Philadelphia's Hancock Recreation Center, 1401 N. Hancock St., during the 2014 general election.
NEWS
May 19, 2015
TIME FOR a threesome - electorally. You need to vote three times for state Supreme Court. It's important. And even though there are six candidates from each party, there are some ways to sort them out. So you need to try, 'cause you need to vote three times for state Supreme Court. I know, I know: Why would you? You don't know the candidates. We shouldn't be voting for statewide judges. I get that. And I agree. We shouldn't be voting for statewide judges. But, see, we are. So let's do so with at least a modicum of info.
NEWS
May 18, 2015 | Chris Hepp and Tom Avril, Inquirer Staff Writers
The following is a public-service announcement: Tuesday's Democratic mayoral primary will be held as scheduled. Despite recent polls, commentary, and endorsements that suggest a conclusion has already been reached in this campaign, the sometimes-messy business of democracy requires that at least one ballot be cast before a winner is declared. "You could be the most popular person in a poll and lose an election," pollster Adam Geller said. "Because if you don't get your voters out, who cares?"
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