November 11, 1990 |
For months, New Jersey residents have been angry about taxes. But on Tuesday that anger didn't drive an unusually high number of voters to polling booths to register their protests. According to the state Division of Elections, just 52 percent of New Jersey's 3.7 million registered voters showed up at polling booths Tuesday, the lowest turnout in an election with a U.S. Senate seat at the top of the ticket since the state began recording statewide turnout in 1920. Yet turnout in New Jersey was considerably higher than nationwide.
November 9, 2000 |
An adrenaline-pumped, sleep-deprived Philadelphia Democratic Chairman Bob Brady yesterday flatly declared: "We did good in the city. We kicked butt. " Indeed, Philadelphia's famous Democratic bump carried Pennsylvania for Democratic presidential candidate Al Gore over Republican George W. Bush. In raw numbers, Gore's 342,600-vote lead over Bush in Philadelphia was the best a Democrat has pulled from the city since 1964, when Lyndon Johnson beat Barry Goldwater by 430,912 votes.
May 25, 1986 |
As the June 3 primary comes closer, several of the candidates for the Moorestown Township Council say that interest in the election is picking up. The interest apparently is being generated by the battle for council seats, the first time in eight years that there is a contest among Republicans for the council posts. Three candidates are running for two four-year terms. "Although most people in Moorestown have never been to a council meeting, interest in the race has picked up," said Howard A. Miller Jr., 48, an incumbent who is seeking his third term.
May 18, 2011 |
The polls were chilly, wet, and lonely Tuesday as few Philadelphians decided that races for mayor, Council, and other city posts were interesting enough to lure them to the voting booth. "It's as slow as cold molasses here today," Election Judge K. Helena Davis said inside the fire station at Chelten Avenue and Baynton Street in Germantown. "To a point where some of the poll workers already left. There is not any excitement here. " Reviewing the turnout about 5 p.m., Ellen Mattleman Kaplan, vice president of the watchdog group Committee of Seventy, called the turnout "anemic" and "pathetic.
November 3, 1987 |
A moderate to heavy voter turnout appeared to be in the works today under warm, cloudy skies as Philadelphians were turning out in impressive numbers at the polls to choose between Mayor Goode and former Mayor Frank L. Rizzo. "Moderate to heavy, but it's early in the day and the polls don't close until 8 p.m., so I think it's premature to absolutely categorize it," said Frederick L. Voigt, executive director of the watchdog Committee of Seventy. Voigt said the relatively high voter turnout appeared to be "running about the same throughout the city," a conclusion that was backed up by random Daily News checks of polling places.
October 30, 2010 |
TWO LESSONS from the race for governor: State Attorney General Tom Corbett, the front-running Republican, is gaffe-prone. And Allegheny County Executive Dan Onorato, his Democratic challenger, pounces each time Corbett blunders aloud. Corbett, addressing Delaware County Republicans on Thursday, noted Democratic efforts to pump up voter turnout in Philadelphia for Tuesday's general election. Gov. Rendell has said he wants at least 50 percent of the city's Democrats to vote. "We want to make sure that they don't get 50 percent," Corbett said.
November 4, 2014 |
PRESIDENT Obama came to the one place in Pennsylvania where he is still popular - Philadelphia - to stump yesterday for Tom Wolf's campaign for governor. Gov. Corbett, seeking a second term but trailing Wolf by double-digits in many polls, probably wishes Obama tried his luck in any other part of the state. Obama's approval rating is 51 percent in Philadelphia, according to last Wednesday's Daily News /Franklin & Marshall College Poll. His disapproval rating with registered voters in northeast, southwest, northwest and central Pennsylvania ranges from 73 percent to 76 percent.
May 19, 1997 |
Traditional political wisdom gets measured tomorrow as voters statewide pick judicial candidates in a primary election that - typical of judicial races - takes place with almost no public notice. In all, 25 candidates are running for six state judgeships. Just two candidates are from Philadelphia, 20 are men, and 18 of the 25 already are judges at the state or local level. But with voters in each party picking candidates to fill vacancies on three state courts, and with voter turnout expected to be low, experts look to the past to predict the outcomes.
September 5, 1991 |
In 1963 President Kennedy appointed a commission to suggest reforms to increase voter turnout. Seventeen of its 18 recommendations to make voting easier were fully or partially adopted. Since then, turnout has declined steadily. Now, in another exercise in missing the point, Washington reformers are trying to pass S.250, the "motor voter" bill to require states to ease, still further, voter registration. States would be required to register to vote anyone applying for or renewing a driver's license.
November 3, 1999 |
Despite a fierce campaign in the last two months that included GOP-led attacks of the all-Democrat Board of Freeholders, incumbents pulled out easy victories in yesterday's election. Raymond J. Zane 2d, Stephen M. Sweeney and James G. Atkinson will keep their three-year seats on the seven-member board after a roller-coaster campaign by challengers who fought the incumbents with negative campaign tactics. The incumbents won by a wide margin. Independent Joe LaPorta and Republicans Samuel Hart, Susan L. Graham and David F. Ferrucci lost their bids for posts in county government.