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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.
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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.
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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
April 27, 2016
President Hillary Clinton Democratic John Kasich Republican U.S. Senate Joe Sestak Democratic U.S. House Second District Dan Muroff Democratic Seventh District Mary Ellen Balchunis Democratic Eighth District Steve Santarsiero Democratic Brian Fitzpatrick Republican Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro Democratic John Rafferty...
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.
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August 17, 2016 | By Allison Steele, Staff Writer
A group of Camden residents who want the city's school board to be an elected body rather than one appointed by the mayor suffered a setback Monday when a judge dismissed their lawsuit against the school district. The suit, filed in April in Superior Court in Camden, asked that city residents be allowed to vote on whether to appoint or elect members of the board. It also argued that the question should have gone before voters in April 2014, as specified in 2010 legislation that ended the state's takeover of the City of Camden.
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August 16, 2016 | By Chris Brennan, Columnist
And now, an update from the world of - The election is rigged! They're stealing your vote! Fraud, fraud, everywhere! The election is not rigged. Your vote has not been stolen. The conspiracy theorists who claim these many frauds still can't show us any proof. This, despite claims from Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, who predicted during a rally in Altoona on Friday that the only way he can lose the vote in Pennsylvania "is if cheating goes on. " There's a problem with Trump's math.
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August 11, 2016 | By Solomon Jones
THE INHERENT conflicts of interest between Philadelphia's union bosses and political figures were brought sharply into focus by last week's FBI raids on Electricians Union leader John Dougherty and City Council Majority Leader Bobby Henon. To be clear, neither man has been charged with a crime, and we don't yet know what the FBI was seeking, though multiple published reports say the raids focused on the union's finances. In my view, the raids reiterated that the connection between Dougherty and Henon, who serves as City Council's majority leader while simultaneously working in a paid position for the Electricians Union, is improper on its face.
NEWS
August 11, 2016
By Justin Raimondo Why are the rules of journalism being rewritten this election year? My local newspaper, the Press-Democrat in Sonoma County, Calif., is so clearly in the tank for Hillary Clinton that I no longer take pleasure in my morning read. Donald Trump's convention acceptance speech, for example, was covered on the front page with two stories: On the left a straight, albeit somewhat judgmental, account of the speech, and on the right a "fact check" that disputed every point made by the GOP nominee.
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July 29, 2016 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, Staff Writer
At an LGBT delegate luncheon Wednesday, Chelsea Clinton lit into the Republicans, calling the rhetoric out of their convention in Cleveland "divisive, degrading, demeaning. " "I thought about what I found most offensive last week - it's hard to pick just one part," the soft-spoken Clinton said, stepping into the convention spotlight in a warm-up to her speech Thursday introducing her mom, Hillary Clinton. "What I actually found most offensive was the open embrace of conversion therapy in the Republican platform, in other words child abuse," she said, referring to the medically discredited theory that gay people can be "converted.
NEWS
July 27, 2016
Let me thank the 13 million Americans who voted for the political revolution, giving us the 1,846 pledged delegates here tonight - 46 percent of the total. And delegates: Thank you for being here, and for all the work you've done. I look forward to your votes during the roll call on Tuesday night. Let me be as clear as I can be. This election is not about, and has never been about, Hillary Clinton, or Donald Trump, or Bernie Sanders or any of the other candidates who sought the presidency.
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July 24, 2016 | By Erin McCarthy, Staff Writer
LEHMAN, Pa. - Despite criticism over his approval of $93 million in settlement payments to Jerry Sandusky's accusers, Philadelphia investment-fund manager Ira Lubert was elected chairman of Pennsylvania State University's board of trustees Friday. The election was uncontested, but some alumni trustees had been vocal last week about their hesitance to elect Lubert without public scrutiny of the money paid to 32 Sandusky accusers. As chair of the board's legal subcommittee in 2012, Lubert oversaw the payout negotiation process.
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July 18, 2016 | By Thomas Fitzgerald, POLITICS WRITER
"This is the most important election of our lifetime. " It's a cliché, a speechwriter's placeholder, rhetorical white noise. In this tumultuous year, though, the phrase beloved by campaigning politicians might seem a little less absurd than usual. Consider the setting and the stakes for this year's presidential contest: Outrage and civil unrest continue across the nation after police killings of two more black men, and then a gunman slaughters five Dallas police officers during a peaceful Black Lives Matter protest.
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July 14, 2016 | By Daniel Block, Staff Writer
The Republican Party kept its 47-year winning streak in Pennsylvania's 168th House District alive Tuesday when Middletown Township Councilman Chris Quinn won a special election to represent some of Delaware County's wealthiest towns. With all precincts counted, Quinn had 5,329 votes to defeat Democrat Diane Cornman-Levy, who collected 3,788. Quinn will fill the vacancy created when Republican Tom Killion, who represented the district from 2003 to 2016, resigned after winning a special election to serve in the state Senate.
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July 13, 2016 | By Daniel Block, Staff Writer
If past is prologue, Republican Chris Quinn, 44, will win Tuesday's special election for a state House seat in a district that has never elected a Democrat. "I'm running for state legislature because I think I can balance a budget," said Quinn, who serves on Middletown Township's council. "I think I understand what people are looking for. " But Democrat Diane Cornman-Levy, 55, who runs an educational nonprofit, believes that voters are looking for something new, and that she thus stands a good chance of breaking the GOP's hold in the 168th District, which includes some of Delaware County's wealthier towns.
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