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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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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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As field of presidential candidates tops 2 dozen, will voters care?
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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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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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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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Pat Loeb
May 21, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia voters: Remember to go way, way down to the bottom of the ballot. After you've selected all your candidates, you need to vote on four ballot questions. Two of the questions are going to be an easy "yes" for most people. One asks to remove gender specific...
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Sign directing voters.
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Kristen Johanson
May 20, 2019 - 6:18 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The focus of this year's primary in Pennsylvania is at the local level, but there are state and county-wide judgeships to be decided as well, and one nonpartisan group argues judicial candidates are the most important picks you'll make on a ballot. Judges may have a...
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