elections

Philadelphia City Hall.
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Pat Loeb
September 25, 2019 - 6:21 pm
Philly's city controller has concluded a five-month investigation of the $29 million contract for new voting machines. She said the process was flawed but the company had done nothing that warranted a continued hold on paying for them.
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It’s been a week since Pennsylvania’s primary election day, giving Montgomery County officials some time to digest feedback on the new paper-ballot voting machines.
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Pat Loeb
August 15, 2019 - 3:17 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia Board of Elections voted Thursday to keep a $29 million dollar contract with Election Systems & Software (ES&S) for new voting machines. The contract was up for review, after the city controller discovered that the company failed to disclose...
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Election official Mary Wickersham enters selections into a voting machine during a public accuracy testing of Election Day voting machines, Oct. 23, 2018 in Minnesota.
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Pat Loeb
August 14, 2019 - 3:45 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia Board of Elections has scheduled a special meeting for Thursday to consider canceling a $29 million contract with Election Systems & Software, or ES&S, for new voting machines, after the city controller found the company failed to disclose...
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In this June 13, 2019, photo, Steve Marcinkus, an Investigator with the Office of the City Commissioners, demonstrates the ExpressVote XL voting machine at the Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia.
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July 13, 2019 - 11:31 am
By Tami Abdollah Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Pennsylvania's message was clear: The state was taking a big step to keep its elections from being hacked in 2020. Last April, its top election official told counties they had to update their systems. So far, nearly 60% have taken action, with $14...
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It’s been a week since Pennsylvania’s primary election day, giving Montgomery County officials some time to digest feedback on the new paper-ballot voting machines.
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Jim Melwert
July 09, 2019 - 4:09 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Less than a week after Gov. Tom Wolf vetoed a sweeping election reform bill that would have helped counties pay for new voting machines, he’s saying the state will issue a $90 million bond. But Republicans in the state legislature beg to differ. Late last month, the...
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Voters are going to the polls to elect a president to succeed Dalia Grybauskaite, who has completed her maximum two terms in office.
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May 26, 2019 - 9:56 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Across Europe, anti-EU populists and proponents of closer unity made a final push for support Sunday as 21 nations went to the polls in a continent-wide battle for influence at the European Parliament. Right-wing nationalists who want to slash immigration into Europe and return...
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Modi's Hindu nationalist party claimed it won reelection with a commanding lead in Thursday's vote count, while the head of the main opposition party conceded a personal defeat that signaled the end of an era for modern India's main political dynasty.
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May 23, 2019 - 8:19 pm
By Emily Schmall NEW DELHI (AP) — Narendra Modi, India's charismatic but polarizing prime minister, was headed Thursday for a landslide election victory, propelling his Hindu nationalist party to back-to-back majorities in parliament for the first time in decades. With most of the votes counted,...
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Voting booths at Starr Garden Rec Center at Sixth and Lombard streets.
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Paul Kurtz
May 21, 2019 - 5:15 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Security is always a top priority on Election Day. In Center City and South Philadelphia, there were the usual reports of clunky voting machines. But it was a much bigger problem in the 63rd Ward polling place where all the machines went down for a short time on...
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This July 16, 2013 file photo shows a sign at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif.
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May 16, 2019 - 1:41 pm
By Isabel Debre and Raphael Satter, Associated Press JERUSALEM (AP) — Facebook said Thursday it banned an Israeli company that ran an influence campaign aimed at disrupting elections in various countries and has canceled dozens of accounts engaged in spreading disinformation. Nathaniel Gleicher,...
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Voting
M. Spencer Green/AP, file
May 06, 2019 - 12:54 pm
(Associated Press) — Microsoft announced an ambitious effort it says will make voting secure, verifiable and more transparent with open-source software. Two of the three top U.S elections vendors have expressed interest in potentially incorporating the software into their voting systems. The...
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