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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.
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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
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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December 15, 2014 | By Trudy Rubin, Inquirer Columnist
While Arab countries are struggling to redefine themselves amid violence, Israel is poised to wrestle with its own identity crisis - at the polls. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's decision to call an early ballot in March has precipitated a most unusual election season, with stark implications not only for Israelis, but also for the Middle East and the United States. Under Netanyahu, Israel's longest-serving prime minister since its first, David Ben-Gurion, this basically centrist country has drifted steadily rightward.
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December 9, 2014 | BY VALERIE RUSS, Daily News Staff Writer russv@phillynews.com, 215-854-5987
THE DAY AFTER his election Saturday as president of the Philadelphia NAACP branch, Minister Rodney Muhammad said that one of his first goals would be "the healing of our organization. " He said yesterday that he plans to meet with the new board of officers after he is sworn in to office next month to determine how to invigorate the branch, which has been divided by feuds over its finances. Before he can heal the branch, however, Muhammad, head of Mosque No. 12 in North Philadelphia, first may have to face formal challenges to the election.
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November 20, 2014 | By Amy Worden, Inquirer Harrisburg Bureau
HARRISBURG - Gov.-elect Tom Wolf filled out his transition steering committee Tuesday, adding executives and officials from academia, law, nonprofits, and the government. "I look forward to working with these individuals to address the steep fiscal and economic challenges ahead," he said in a statement. Joining the team are Philadelphia lawyer Shanin Specter - son of the late Sen. Arlen Specter - as well as Nilda Iris Ruiz, president and chief executive officer of Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha, and Joseph Meade, government affairs director for the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Other newly named members include Neal Bisno, president of SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania, the state's largest union of nurses and health-care workers; David Barasch, former U.S. attorney in Harrisburg and Pennsylvania's consumer advocate in the 1980s; Aradhna Oliphant, president and CEO of Leadership Pittsburgh Inc.; Mark Nordenberg, longtime chancellor of the University of Pittsburgh; State Rep. Phyllis Mundy (D., Luzerne)
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November 13, 2014 | By Allison Steele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Newly elected U.S. Rep. Donald Norcross plans to make jobs and the economy his priority, he said Wednesday, including working to extend long-term unemployment benefits. House Republicans did not vote on an extension of benefits this year, but in a call with reporters, Norcross said the measure was essential for residents of New Jersey and other states. "There are many, many people who need that lifeline," he said. Norcross, a Camden County Democrat, last week defeated Republican former Eagles player Garry Cobb for the First Congressional District seat with 57 percent of the vote.
NEWS
November 6, 2014
A story on the Pennsylvania House election in Philadelphia on Wednesday misstated the name of a Green Party candidate, Glenn C. Davis. He was defeated by Democratic Rep. Vanessa Brown.
NEWS
November 6, 2014 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
On New Jersey's 101.5 FM the morning after the election, grouchy-pants populist Jim Gearhart was complaining about public question No. 2. He characterized the explanatory statement on the ballot as so verbose that voters likely became confused, or exhausted, just by looking at it. To which I replied (in my mind, as I so often do with Gearhart) that a more concise wording might have read: vote no = bad; vote yes = good . The yeas did carry the day on the question of conserving open space, farmland, and water in New Jersey, providing a precious bit of good news for Garden State progressives cast adrift by the Republican wave.
NEWS
November 6, 2014
FOR TOM WOLF the easy part is over. His money, demeanor and running against America's most vulnerable incumbent yesterday combined to make him governor-elect. And in a way that made history: He's the first candidate to break a 68-year state cycle of electing governors of different parties every eight years. It's a cycle that extended way back before we allowed governors two terms. But now what? Now Wolf, a progressive Democratic newcomer, faces governing the least-progressive Northeastern state, known for its love of the status quo. He faces doing so with a Legislature controlled by Republican majorities that couldn't get along with the Republican governor Wolf just beat.
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November 4, 2014 | BY CHRIS BRENNAN, Daily News Staff Writer brennac@phillynews.com, 215-854-5973
YOU'VE ENDURED months of televised campaign commercials. You know the ads - smiling candidates saying nice things about themselves and ominous things about their opponents. The end is in sight. Just one more thing to do - vote! Voters in Pennsylvania will cast ballots today for governor, members of the U.S. House, all state House of Representatives and half of the 50 state Senate members. The polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. The weather forecast - partly sunny with temperatures reaching about 67 degrees - should help turnout, which is expected to be low. Voters with questions about their registration status or polling place can call the Philadelphia City Commission at 215-686-1590 or visit PhiladelphiaVotes.com.
NEWS
November 4, 2014 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
District Attorney Seth Williams on Monday announced the creation of a task force aimed at combating election-day fraud. The Election Fraud Task Force will specially assign assistant district attorneys and detectives to investigate election fraud allegations, instead of handling them "based on where and when the complaints came into the office," Williams said in a statement. "For far too long, it has been assumed that election day in Philadelphia involves inappropriate actions at the polls.
NEWS
November 2, 2014 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Inquirer Staff Writer
In a rare scenario, a union election Saturday for officers in the Electricians local led by John "Johnny Doc" Dougherty will be supervised by the U.S. Labor Department. The department's involvement stems from a complaint by two candidates for the executive board, Kenneth Rocks and Kevin O'Sullivan, who said they were unfairly denied the opportunity to run for two of five seats. The Labor Department agreed. "The investigation of the challenged election disclosed that the union improperly determined that two nominees for executive board were ineligible to run for office," the Labor Department said Aug. 28, adding that Local 98 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers had voluntarily agreed to the supervision.
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