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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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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...
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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.
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September 22, 2016
In one of her first notes to constituents, freshman Democratic State Rep. Leslie Acosta warned about consumer cons saying "scammers don't take a holiday. " Acosta should know: Her public career has been one perpetual scam. Before getting elected, she had a no-show job at a North Philadelphia mental health clinic and kicked back her salary to her boss, Renee Tartaglione, a prominent city Democratic Party figure. In the midst of Acosta's term she pleaded guilty to her role in the embezzlement scheme and is cooperating with the ongoing investigation into the clinic.
NEWS
September 17, 2016
Too bad it took hacks of election systems in Arizona and Illinois to draw needed attention to security problems that computer scientists have been red-flagging for 15 years. The warnings started with the computer voting response to the 2000 election between former President George W. Bush and Al Gore, in which the presidency literally hung on Florida's paper ballots. In their haste to switch to electronic machines, jurisdictions ignored the academics. Undeterred, computer scientists have been hacking machines to expose weaknesses.
NEWS
September 16, 2016
PRESIDENT OBAMA was his poised and funny self when he appeared at a pro-Hillary Clinton rally in Philadelphia on Tuesday, but we couldn't help notice an edge in his voice. The president realizes the crucial role Philadelphia will play in the election To put it more starkly, unless Philadelphia voters show up in big numbers to vote for Clinton, she could lose the state of Pennsylvania to Donald Trump. And without the name Obama atop the ticket, there is a fear that younger and black voters will sit this election out. It's easy to see the ramifications of that.
NEWS
September 15, 2016 | By Maddie Hanna and Aubrey Whelan, STAFF WRITERS
President Obama made the case for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in Philadelphia on Tuesday, praising his former secretary of state's experience while painting Republican Donald Trump as an unqualified fraud. Describing the November election as "a choice about the very meaning of America," Obama said the Republican Party had been preying on fear with a "dark, pessimistic" vision of the country - and contended that its nominee didn't deserve the support of working people.
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September 13, 2016 | By Chris Brennan, Staff Writer
The political conspiracy theory sounds more dastardly the further you travel from Philadelphia, where the misdeed is said to have transpired. Psst, did you hear that Mitt Romney didn't get a single vote for president in 50 divisions in Philadelphia during the 2012 general election? Not one!   It is true. It is also not that surprising to Republican Party officials in Philadelphia. They are, after all, accustomed to dealing with a 7-1 voter registration advantage held by the local Democratic Party.
NEWS
September 9, 2016
ISSUE | ENVIRONMENT Electing renewable-energy backers is critical Pope Francis provided heroic leadership in his call to all people of faith to adopt personal practices of environmental stewardship, such as turning off lights not in use and taking public transportation or carpooling ("Pope elevates care for planet to an eighth work of mercy," Friday). Framing them as "works of mercy" makes a clear connection between environmental stewardship and spiritual practice. While these small acts of personal environmental piety are a necessary foundation, they will not be enough to bend the arc of climate change toward a sustainable environment.
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September 8, 2016 | By Solomon Jones
HIP HOP impresario Sean "Diddy" Combs told MSNBC host Al Sharpton that blacks have been shortchanged by the Obama presidency, and that African Americans should "hold our vote" in the upcoming presidential election. If Combs had stopped there, he would deserve the harsh criticism he's received for suggesting that African Americans can afford to sit out an election of this magnitude. Blacks in this country cannot voluntarily cede our voting power. To do so would assist those who have tried for generations to deny us the right of self-determination that is embodied in the ballot.
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ISSUE | CAMPAIGN 2016 Respect is needed for civil elections This election, perhaps more than ever, we need to ensure journalists have the freedom to report the facts without fear of harassment ("Campaign abuse demands a journalism Bill of Rights," Philly.com, Aug. 30). Fundamentally, this comes down to the erosion of civility in America. Sixty-nine percent of Americans agree that civility has decreased in the last few years, or that two out of three voters say the 2016 campaign is less civil than other elections.
NEWS
September 5, 2016 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Staff Writer
Jean A. Beasley Bullard, 84, of North Philadelphia, a former judge of elections and senior church worker who made it a point to pray for those in need, died Friday, Aug. 26, of a lung ailment at Lankenau Medical Center. Mrs. Bullard was a distinguished member of Jones Memorial Community Church of God in Christ, 3050 N. 22nd St. Because of her influence, she was known to parishioners as "Mother Bullard. " "Mother Bullard was loving, compassionate, and charitable," her family wrote in a tribute.
NEWS
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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