For over a year, Pennsylvania Republicans have been threatening to anti-democratize the Keystone State and change how we vote for president—from a “winner takes all” system employed by 48 states to an electoral college-based system that would split our votes. And in the current political landscape, such a plan would wholly benefit the GOP, who haven’t...Continue Reading
Virginia governor Bob McDonnell was in Pennsylvania on Friday to speak with the local Republican Party for their Lincoln Dinner and plenty of opposition party members had reason to question why that was the case. For one, McDonnell had instituted something in his home state in 2010 called “Confederate History Month,” meant to “understand the sacrifices...Continue Reading
In yet another co-sponsorship memo being circulated in Harrisburg, Republican state House members are calling for Pennsylvania’s electoral college votes to be separated by congressional district — again. The memo, written by State Reps. Robert Godshall (R-Montco) and Seth Grove (R-York) outlines a plan first introduced by State Sen. Dominic Pileggi in...Continue Reading
Pennsylvanians and Americans Voted For a Democratic U.S. House—So Why Do Republicans Still Hold Huge Majorities?
Pennsylvania in 2012, Source: Think Progress In spite of misleading polls released before the election which showed the race close or even tied, President Obama easily won the state of Pennsylvania on Tuesday night. The same cannot be said, however, of the commonwealth’s Democratic Congresspeople. Democrats will hold only five of the state’s 18 congressional...Continue Reading
Last week, we noted that Pennsylvania’s 169th District in the state House was really up for grabs—candidates for the seat were separated by more than 100 miles of Pennsyltucky. Now, three of the York, PA candidates for the 169th have dropped out of the race because the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has kept the district in Philly. And if that doesn’t make...Continue Reading
While most of the district boundaries in the in the new map Council approved yesterday appear to go out of the way to shape around wards, two remain cracked by three wards, creating a political hot-mess. The 42nd is penetrated by the fifth, seventh and eighth councilmanic districts while the 18th Ward is cracked by the fifth, first and seventh, making...Continue Reading