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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
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October 18, 2010 | By Charles Krauthammer
When the election is over, prizes and trophies and hosannas will be issued left and right. But why wait? As a public service, I present an infallibly prescient scorecard of the best and worst of 2010. Most politically suicidal candidate: Carl Paladino is running in a deep-blue state (New York) with sky-high taxes, yawning deficits, and rampant corruption. The last elected Democratic governor resigned in disgrace, and his successor is so tainted that he dare not run. So, what does Kamikaze Carl do?
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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June 27, 2015 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Philadelphia judge has dismissed witness-intimidation charges against the relative of four North Philadelphia election workers accused of adding votes to the machine after the polls closed in the November general election. Municipal Court Judge Roger F. Gordon said Thursday that he could see no evidence of a crime on a dark surveillance videotape prosecutors said showed Brandon Way, 31, slashing the car tires of a poll watcher who had reported the alleged fraud by Way's relatives. Assistant District Attorney Michael Bonner said he would review the evidence and likely refile the charges in Common Pleas Court.
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June 26, 2015 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Inquirer Staff Writer
The District Attorney's Office on Wednesday charged three Philadelphia election officials with committing fraud in the 2014 and 2015 primary elections. In Juniata Park's 33d Ward, Fifth Division, Robin Trainor, the judge of election, and Laura Murtaugh, the minority election inspector, were charged with fraud involving the May 19 primary. And in Point Breeze's 36th Ward, 10th Division, officials charged Cheryl Ali with voter fraud involving several divisions. Cameron Kline, a spokesman for the District Attorney's Office, said Trainor, 55; Murtaugh, 56; and Ali, 56, surrendered to authorities Wednesday and were awaiting bail hearings.
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June 24, 2015 | BY WENDY RUDERMAN, Daily News Staff Writer rudermw@phillynews.com, 215-854-5924
CITY COMMISSIONERS Chairman Anthony Clark has agreed to pay $4,000 in fines for ethics violations in connection with a pay raise given to his brother, who works in Clark's office. Clark, 55, who heads a three-person panel that oversees elections in the city and earns about $134,000 a year, also agreed to take ethics training to brush up on the city's Ethics Code. The concessions were part of a settlement agreement reached with the city Board of Ethics and made public yesterday.
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June 24, 2015 | By Chris Hepp, Inquirer Staff Writer
City Commissioners Chairman Anthony Clark has agreed to pay $4,000 in fines for ethics violations in connection with efforts to secure a raise for his brother, a commissioners' employee. Clark, in a settlement reached with the Philadelphia Board of Ethics, agreed that he failed to properly notify the city of his ability to affect his brother's pay, remove himself from discussions involving that pay, and cooperate with an investigation into his actions. That last charge was evidenced by an implied threat Clark made to the commissioners' budget officer when he learned she was to talk to investigators in the case.
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June 19, 2015 | By Chris Brennan, Inquirer Staff Writer
Around City Hall, they call him "Special Ed. " Ed Neilson, a member of City Council for 10 months, appears ready to resign this week so he can run in his third special election in four years. Democratic ward leaders in Northeast Philadelphia unanimously voted Tuesday night for Neilson to be their party's candidate in an Aug. 11 special election to fill the vacant 174th District state House seat, according to Neilson spokesman Frank Keel. Neilson, who lost his bid for a full four-year term in the May 17 primary election, may resign from his at-large seat Friday, Keel said.
NEWS
June 12, 2015
CITY COMMISSIONERS Chairman Anthony Clark must have compromising photos of ward leaders or something. Oh yeah, this guy knows where the bodies are buried all right. How else do you explain how the Democratic City Committee endorsed him for re-election in last month's primary? Clark, who heads the three-person panel in charge of Philadelphia elections, was the top vote-getter in the commissioners' race - despite the fact that he hadn't bothered to vote in five consecutive elections until the City Paper called him out last fall.
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June 11, 2015 | Chris Brennan, Inquirer Staff Writer
As pay raises go, it was both big and small. A 15.4 percent bump is nice. But it only added up to $4,704 per year. That raise put just $268.66 more in the pocket of Alex Clark, a trades helper at the Office of the Philadelphia City Commissioners, before it was rescinded 12 days later in October 2013. But that small chunk of change may add up to big trouble for his brother - and boss - Commissioners Chairman Anthony Clark. The executive director of the Philadelphia Board of Ethics in January accused Clark of pushing for his brother's raise and then threatening the commissioners' budget officer for cooperating with an investigation.
NEWS
May 25, 2015
ISSUE | PHONE MANNERS Tame robo-calls at election time On the evening before the Pennsylvania primary, a string of robo-calls made a tough situation worse by peppering my landline with an irritating string of messages that tied up the phone. It's rude, but still possible, to hang up on a live telemarketer. However, it's not so easy to get a robo-caller off the line. Even when I hang up, the robocaller drones on. Fortunately, that night, my grown-up kid arrived safely on a flight that was an hour late, and he finally reached me on my landline.
NEWS
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.
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