2012 Elections

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Nearly 20,000 Eligible ‘Provisional’ Ballots Cast in Philadelphia in November, Report Finds

A staff report found that more than 7,600 ballots were disqualified from the count because, in the majority of cases, they were cast by people who were not registered to vote.

12/05/2012

(A sign outside a Penndot office advertises the availability of voter ID cards which the law, later delayed, would have required on Election Day.  File photo by John Ostapkovich)

Pa. Pollster Sees Little Election Impact From State’s Voter ID Controversy

Franklin & Marshall College pollster Terry Madonna believes the success that Democratic candidates enjoyed in Pennsylvania was more about political organization than it was about voter ID backlash.

11/07/2012

Democratic campaign workers celebrate President Obama's re-election at the president's Philadelphia headquarters. (credit: Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia Democrats Celebrate Obama’s Re-election

Democratic campaign workers erupted in jubilation Tuesday night as the TV screen at President Barack Obama’s Philadelphia headquarters showed the president with enough electoral votes to be re-elected.

11/07/2012

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Fitzpatrick Elected To Another Term In Congress

In Pennsylvania’s 8th Congressional District, Republican incumbant Michael Fitzpatrick cruised to an easy victory on Tuesday.

11/07/2012

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No Surprises In Congressional Races In Philadelphia Suburbs

The incumbents had a big night in Delaware, Chester and Montgomery Counties.

11/06/2012

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Strong Voter Turnout In Montgomery County

Ten years ago, Montgomery County was considered a Republican stronghold, but on Tuesday it was the Democrats who had the advantage across the county.

11/06/2012

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Kane Elected To Attorney General’s Post In Pennsylvania

Political rookie Kathleen Kane has been elected the first woman and first Democratic Pennsylvania attorney general.

11/06/2012

Artist Hope Rovelto models her cardboard cut-out during an election night watch party at the Crane Arts building in Kensington. (credit: Hadas Kuznits)

Election Night Viewing Party Doubles As Political Art Installation

An election night watch party at the Crane Arts building in Kensington doubled as an interactive political art installation.

11/06/2012

A woman leaves the Point Pleasant Municipal Building after voting in the presedential election on November 6, 2012 in Point Pleasant, New Jersey. (credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

New Jersey Voters Approve Raising Judges’ Benefits Cost

New Jersey voters have approved a ballot question forcing judges and state Supreme Court justices to pay more for retirement and health benefits.

11/06/2012

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Polling Issues Impact Voting In Philadelphia

Philadelphia’s election watchdog group says voting in the city is being hampered by a registration issues, a claim disputed by the city officials who run the polling places.

11/06/2012

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No Immediate Problems For Voters In Hurricane-Ravaged Parts Of New Jersey

New Jersey elections officials were reporting no significant problems at the polls early Tuesday, even in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

11/06/2012

Huntingdon Valley Fire Company (credit: lowermoreland.org)

Last-Minute Power Problems Cleared Up At Montgomery County Polling Places

Officials in Montgomery County say all systems are go for Election Day. There’s power at all of the county’s voting locations.

11/05/2012

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Despite Law Being On Hold, PA Voters Can Expect To Be Asked For Photo ID

Election judges are still required to ask Pennsylvania voters for a photo ID. However, at least for this election, voters are not required to show it.

11/05/2012

Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams leads a news briefing on election day activities. (credit: Steve Tawa)

Officials In Philadelphia Ready To Monitor Election Day Activities, Problems At Polls

City, election, and good government officials want to make sure everyone behaves around polling places on Tuesday in Philadelphia.

11/05/2012

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Water Rate Controversy Among Four Questions On Philadelphia Ballots

At issue: whether the water commissioner should have the final say on rate hikes.

11/05/2012

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