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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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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Tony Romeo
July 05, 2019 - 1:32 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Gov. Tom Wolf vetoed a controversial bill Friday that would have eliminated the straight-party ticket option on voting machines. Senate Bill 48 — passed by the Republican-controlled Legislature in the final days before summer recess — would have provided up to $90...
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Voting booths at Starr Garden Rec Center at Sixth and Lombard streets.
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Tony Romeo
June 28, 2019 - 4:00 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A controversial election reform bill on its way to Gov. Tom Wolf’s desk would eliminate the straight-party voting option on Pennsylvania ballots. The bill given final approval in the legislature would authorize borrowing to raise $90 million dollars for counties to...
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In this Nov. 6, 2018 file photo, voters head to the polls at the Enterprise Library, in Las Vegas.
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June 27, 2019 - 11:21 am
By Christina A. Cassidy, Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — More than 120 million Americans cast ballots in the 2018 midterm elections, with turnout surging to that of a typical presidential year in some states and the highest percentages of voters in places that have expanded access to the polls,...
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Former Rep. Joe Sestak is running for president.
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Justin Udo
June 23, 2019 - 12:55 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio/AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak has become the latest Democrat to announce a 2020 presidential bid. The retired Navy admiral who calls himself "Admiral Joe" on his campaign website joins a crowded Democratic field seeking the nomination to challenge President Donald...
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Charitable giving
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June 18, 2019 - 12:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Charitable giving by individual Americans in 2018 suffered its biggest drop since the Great Recession of 2008-09, in part because of Republican-backed changes in tax policy, according to the latest comprehensive report on Americans' giving patterns. The Giving USA report , released...
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Paper Ballot
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Jim Melwert
June 09, 2019 - 4:00 am
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Montgomery County officials will make some changes to their new paper ballot voting system before the fall election. Montgomery County elections board chief clerk Lee Soltysiak says they got a lot of feedback on the new paper-ballot system, but they heard some...
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Election Day
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David Madden
June 08, 2019 - 4:00 am
MOUNT HOLLY, NJ (KYW Newsradio) — This week’s New Jersey primary election produced no surprises, but did settle one political dispute in Burlington County. Two-term Republican Assemblyman Joe Howarth was rumored to be ready to switch parties in the Eighth Legislative District, where State Senator...
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Willie Brown tries the new machine under the tutelage of Election Board worker Greg Irving
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Pat Loeb
June 07, 2019 - 4:09 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia election officials rolled out new voting machines for public inspection Friday. “Hi, would you like to try the new voting machine for November's election? Come on over,” said Rich Vito to lunch crowds at Reading Terminal Market. Vito explained the machine...
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As field of presidential candidates tops 2 dozen, will voters care?
Jim Melwert
June 06, 2019 - 7:25 pm
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Write-in votes in Montgomery County’s primary election have been counted. There were more than 2,000 write-ins for Republican district attorney, and now we know who will be on that side of the ballot in the fall. Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin...
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