elections

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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Sen. Robert Menendez
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Steve Tawa
April 29, 2019 - 5:33 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — New Jersey U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez wants Congress to take steps to secure the nation’s election infrastructure and shore up voting systems, treating the "Mueller report like a preview of what's to come." Menendez, citing the Mueller report findings that Russia...
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Joe Biden says he does not recall kissing a Nevada political candidate on the back of her head in 2014.
Andrew Harnik/AP Photo, File
March 31, 2019 - 10:24 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden said Sunday he doesn't believe he ever acted inappropriately toward women but will "listen respectfully" to suggestions he did. Biden, who is deciding whether to join the 2020 presidential race, released a new statement in response to allegations...
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Philadelphia City Hall
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Pat Loeb
March 21, 2019 - 7:36 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — City Council President Darrell Clarke's opponent in the May primary appeared in Council Chambers Thursday, shouting and visibly upset after her challenge to Clarke's nominating papers was withdrawn. "I'm challenging you because you're challenging me. Tit for tat. Hi...
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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump, with Reverend Bruce McPherson, walk to their motorcade after attending service at Saint John's Church in Washington, Sunday, March 17, 2019, en route to the White House. (
Carolyn Kaster/AP Photo
March 17, 2019 - 3:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A top White House official said Sunday that President Donald Trump "is not a white supremacist" and attempts to tie him to the alleged New Zealand mosque shooter are "absurd." Mick Mulvaney, the acting chief of staff, described the New Zealand shooter as a "disturbed individual"...
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Tuesday was the deadline for candidates in Philadelphia's May primary to file their nominating petitions.
Pat Loeb/KYW Newsradio
Pat Loeb
March 12, 2019 - 5:19 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Nearly 100 people filed petitions to run for public office in Philadelphia by the time the deadline for nominating petitions passed at 5 p.m. Tuesday. State Sen. Anthony Williams filed to run for mayor, giving incumbent Jim Kenney a second challenger for the...
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FILE - In this March 8, 2004, file photo, then President Bush, left, waves with Rep. Ralph Hall, R-Texas, right, as they step off Air Force One upon Bush's arrival in Dallas.
Charles Dharapak/ AP Photo, File
March 07, 2019 - 2:46 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Former Texas Rep. Ralph Hall, the oldest-ever member of the U.S. House and a man who claimed to have once sold cigarettes and Coca-Cola to the bank-robbing duo of Bonnie and Clyde in Dallas, has died. He was 95. Ed Valentine, Hall's longtime strategist, said the Republican and...
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FILE - This Oct. 19, 2017, file photo shows a new voting machine which prints a paper record on display at a polling site in Conyers, Ga. Time and money are running short for states to replace aging or inadequate voting machines before the 2020 presidential primaries, according to a report released Tuesday, March 5, 2019. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
March 05, 2019 - 8:05 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Time and money are running short for states to replace aging or inadequate voting machines before the 2020 presidential primaries, according to a report released Tuesday. State and local election officials in 31 states say they want to replace their voting equipment before the...
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Dreamstime
Pat Loeb
February 24, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- If you're a voter in Philadelphia, statistics suggest you will soon be asked to sign a petition for someone who wants to run for office....if you haven't already. Nominating petitions became available last Tuesday and lots of people are circulating them. This is...
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Pat Loeb
February 22, 2019 - 5:06 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Pennsylvania's Auditor General Eugene DePasquale says election officials in 18 of the state's 67 counties accepted gifts from voting machine vendors, as they consider which machines to purchase in order to comply with a state mandate. He says he wants a ban on gifts...
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