Had Sandy delivered the kind of damage to Philadelphia that it left behind in neighboring New York and New Jersey, the presidential game would have been changed. Even if elections officials in hard-hit areas can create accessible and well-staffed polling places, getting beleaguered storm sufferers to vote is a whole other problem.
A judge earlier this month that a state-approved voter ID was not needed to cast a ballot in the presidential race Nov. 6, but voter-rights advocates say state billboards about the law are confusing people.
Like the 10 ads placed in predominantly Hispanic communities…
Together, ten Pennsylvanians have donated nearly $9 million to their preferred candidates since 2011. The majority of these wealthy Pennsylvanians supported Republican candidates. All ten of them are men.
The word “deductions” was used 14 times in last night’s debate, but neither candidate specifically mentioned what our panel of economists suggested, eliminating the mortgage interest deduction and the deduction companies get for providing health-care to employees.
A judge has blocked the state from discounting ballots cast next month by voters who lack the photo identification required under the new voter ID law.
Voters will be asked for their identification at the polls, but will vote by normal procedures and their vote will count regardless of whether they have an ID, according to officials on both sides of the case.
The Nutter administration has decided not to follow the lead of Montgomery and Allegheny counties in issuing photo-ID cards for Philadelphia voters through county nursing facilities or Philadelphia Community College.
The city Law Department is not certain such IDs will be…
Asked about his stance on abortion, Pennsylvania Republican Senate candidate Tom Smith said he opposes them in all circumstances, including rape and incest, then gave some bizarre statements to reporters, seemingly at one point equating pregnancies out of wedlock with ones caused by rape.
Rep. Todd Akin, the Missouri Republican Senate candidate, is all over the news since his comments on a Sunday news show about women having the ability to “shut that whole thing down” and not get pregnant in cases of “legitimate rape.”
“Petitioners’ counsel did an excellent job of “putting a face” to those burdened by the voter ID requirement. At the end of the day, however, I do not have the luxury of deciding this issue based on my sympathy for the witnesses or my esteem for counsel.”—
“Mitt Romney has made his decision; now Congressman Meehan’s votes for the Ryan plan to privatize Medicare are all the more real, serious, and dangerous,” said George Badey, who spoke alongside fellow congressional candidates Katherine Boockvar and Manan Trivedi.
Badey is challenging Meehan in a district centered in Delaware County; Trivedi is taking on Gerlach in a Chester County-based district, and Boockvar opposes Fitzpatrick in a Bucks County-centered race. All three challengers seized on budgets Ryan has crafted as chairman of the House Budget Committee.Badey is challenging Meehan in a district centered in Delaware County; Trivedi is taking on Gerlach in a Chester County-based district, and Boockvar opposes Fitzpatrick in a Bucks County-centered race. All three challengers seized on budgets Ryan has crafted as chairman of the House Budget Committee.