Posts Tagged ‘2012 election’

Judge Blocks Philly Ballot Request

According to an update from the Committee of Seventy, legal action was attempted, and failed, to provide more provisional ballots to Philadelphia voting places today. There have been numerous reports of voters not being on the books throughout Pennsylvania, and having to vote by provisional ballot. This has not made people voters very happy. “The issue of registered...

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Election Day Afternoon Grinder

Maybe I’ve been going to the wrong polling places, but everyone I’ve talked to about Voter ID today (as they were walking outside) said they were asked for photo identification and either showed it or refused. If they refused, there were no problems. But those were just the people I spoke with. Elsewhere, it was a different story. Complaints about Voter ID...

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Is Voter ID the Republicans’ ‘Ground Game’ in Pennsylvania?

Former president Bill Clinton made a point last night to denounce Voter ID laws, like the one still on the books in Pennsylvania. “If you want America — if you want every American to vote and you think it is wrong to change voting procedures just to reduce the turnout of younger, poorer, minority and disabled voters, you should support Barack Obama,” he...

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Constitution Center Crowd Loves Michelle Obama—Others, Not So Much

Michelle Obama was in Philadelphia yesterday to rally a large group of campaign volunteers to sign up voters throughout the city, in hopes of securing President Barack Obama’s re-election in this swing state. The event began at 2:30 p.m. and featured several speakers before the first lady came on—all of whom were from either Philadelphia or, as in the case...

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Rep. Bob Brady Co-Sponsors ‘Voter Empowerment Act’ as Obama Camp Releases Web-Based Voter Assistance

Rep. Bob Brady Co-Sponsors ‘Voter Empowerment Act’ as Obama Camp Releases Web-Based Voter Assistance

Philadelphia Rep. Bob Brady (D-Phila) was one of five House Democrats to co-sponsor the Voter Empowerment Act, a voting rights law which attempts to combat recent Republican attempts at disenfranchising voters, though does not block state Voter ID legislation. “With a pivotal presidential election just six months away, we must do all we can to ensure free and...

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2012 Election: DNC, Obama Response to Santorum Shows Race Changing

2012 Election: DNC, Obama Response to Santorum Shows Race Changing

It wasn’t long ago the Democratic National Committee and Obama Campaign were sending out daily emails attacking Mitt Romney’s attacks on them, in between the former Massachusetts governor’s ‘America the Beautiful’ serenades at lowly campaign rallies. But things have changed. New polls show former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum leading all...

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Pennsylvania Elections Are Coming; Here are your Candidates

Pennsylvania Elections Are Coming; Here are your Candidates

A full list of Pennsylvania candidates for the 2012 elections was put online Friday. That includes everybody hoping to compete in any election—primaries and generals. Here’s what it means for you: Statewide, we’ll be voting for presidential candidate (and all primaries) on April 24. That’ll happen whether or not any (or all but one) of the Republicans...

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2012 Election: In which Donald Trump’s Endorsement Matters [UPDATED]

2012 Election: In which Donald Trump’s Endorsement Matters [UPDATED]

Proving there’s no longer such thing as humiliation in the modern Republican Party, Donald Trump will be endorsing one of the Republican candidates for president today. And, apparently, it matters. The owner of the saddest casino on Atlantic City’s outskirts is making said endorsement from lavish Las Vegas, Nevada (the site of the next primary), and we’re...

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2012 Election: Drudge? Palin? Cain? What Killed Newt?

2012 Election: Drudge? Palin? Cain? What Killed Newt?

In a Republican primary that’s become cliché in its weirdness, another candidate has seemingly crashed and burned over the last week. It’s former Speaker Newt Gingrich. And after winning South Carolina by double-digits, it looks like he’s set to lose Florida by a similar margin. It’s hard to tell how, exactly, this happened. But it might come down to...

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Election 2012: The New War on Newt

Election 2012: The New War on Newt

Don’t look now, but Newt Gingrich is exactly where John McCain was at this stage in the game, back in 2008—and Republicans are doing their damndest to make sure they don’t get another old, white-haired 90s throwback as their nominee in 2012. Back then, once-frontrunner John McCain had crashed and burned during the debate process in favor of younger, conservative...

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