elections

Tuesday was the deadline for candidates in Philadelphia's May primary to file their nominating petitions.
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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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Dreamstime
Ian Bush
February 03, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Pennsylvania's voter registration database was among those targeted by Russia in the run up to the 2016 election, according to the Department of Homeland Security. But a new report finds that's far from the only threat to elections in the state. It could be a $125...
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., left, talks with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., right, and her mother Blanca Ocasio-Cortez, center, during a ceremonial swearing-in.
Susan Walsh/AP Photo
January 04, 2019 - 7:38 am
By Matthew Daly, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats are unveiling a comprehensive elections and ethics reform package that targets what they call a "culture of corruption in Washington" and aims to reduce the role of money in politics. The bill, among the first to be considered as...
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In this Nov. 18, 2018 file photo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a statement in Tel Aviv, Israel.
Ariel Schalit/AP Photo, file
December 24, 2018 - 10:32 am
By Aron Heller, Associated Press JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government agreed Monday to hold early elections in April after the ruling coalition appeared to come up short on votes needed to pass a contentious piece of court-ordered legislation. Netanyahu said his...
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The intelligence community has not found any indication that US election infrastructure was compromised during this year's midterm elections, but countries like Russia, China and Iran continued to target the US with influence and messaging campaigns meant
Win McNamee/Getty Images via CNN
December 21, 2018 - 9:13 pm
By Nicole Gaouette (CNN) -- The intelligence community has not found any indication that US election infrastructure was compromised during this year's midterm elections, but countries like Russia, China and Iran continued to target the US with influence and messaging campaigns meant to further...
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Election experts discuss paper ballot-based voting machines in Bucks County.
Paul Kurtz/KYW Newsradio
Paul Kurtz
December 14, 2018 - 2:53 pm
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania election officials are winding down a year in which they allowed the public to sample new voting systems. Paul Kurtz/KYW Newsradio Five vendors showed off voting machines of all shapes and sizes at an expo Thursday night in Doylestown — some more...
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