Tuesday, December 18, 2012
The Charlestown resident and former senatorial candidate writes that the social network creates an echo chamber.
Malvern-area resident Steve Welch, who ran for the Republican nomination to challenge Sen. Bob Casey earlier this year, believes Facebook is insulating its users, to the detriment of the GOP. In an op-ed published Sunday on Philly.com, Welch wrote that the social media network creates an echo chamber for users and stifles intelligent debate. He was susceptible to the insularity of the network, too, he said, and allowed it to influence his expectations of the 2012 election. Read the full column here, Facebook's self-affirmation pushes GOP out of mainstream, on philly.com.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Check this article for all the updated local election information.
Check this article for all the updated local information you need for Election Day.
With 225 of 226 polling places in Chester County reporting: U.S. Representative, District 6 U.S. Representative, District 7 PA Senate District 19 PA Representative, District 156 PA Representative, District 157 PA Representative, District 167 7:50 p.m.: East Whiteland Fire Company—More than a handful of people were in line as the final minutes ticked down before the doors closed. More than 1224 ballots had been cast in the large East Whiteland precinct. Judge of Elections Sue Drummond called it an "exhausting day" that nonetheless went more smoothly than she expected. 7 p.m.: Good Samaritan Church (Paoli)— Traffic slowed to a trickle in the final hour of voting—at 674 ballots cast out of 908 registered voters in the precinct. "It was a …
The now-fourth term state Rep. topped Democratic challenger Rob Broderick by 17 percentage points.
Duane Milne says his fourth term in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives is going to be all about jobs. That means it’s going to be all about education. After topping Democratic challenger Rob Broderick by a 59 percent to 41 percent margin, the freshly reelected 167th District representative promised to pursue serious higher education reform in his next two years in Harrisburg, with an eye on better preparing Pennsylvanians for the high-skill jobs that are in their backyards. To this end, the Republican said he will nudge the Commonwealth’s community colleges, vocational schools, and even traditional four year colleges towards a curriculum that “focuses on the kind of career paths that are going to be on the vanguard in Pennsylvania…
The incumbent candidate for the 19th District defeated his challenger, Chris Amentas.
State Sen. Andrew Dinniman was reelected Tuesday night to serve a second full term as a Pennsylvania state senator representing the 19th district. Dinniman defeated Republican challenger Chris Amentas, an East Fallowfield Township Supervisor, by about 16 percentage points. He celebrated the victory at his Exton campaign headquarters with more than a dozen supporters—family, staff and volunteers, and his dog Henry. Dinniman was a Chester County Commissioner when he was elected to state senate in 2006 to serve out the term of the late state Sen. Robert Thompson. He was re-elected to a full term in 2008. Looking to the six years ahead, Dinniman said he hopes to improve the state's education system, avoiding a "one-size-fits-all" approach to …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
The students conducted exit polls, worked as polling clerks and volunteered with campaigns.
Despite having the day off, dozens of Great Valley High School students were busy at work on election day. About 60 students conducted exit polling at sites within the district, according to GVHS teacher Gerry McGrath. As voters exited polling places, they were greeted by teenagers like Danling Eye and Samantha Stern, who covered the afternoon shift at People's Light and Theatre Company. The students noted basic demographic information—age bracket, gender, type of employment—and asked how the people voted in various races. "A few people ignored us, but mostly it's been good," said GVHS senior Joe McCahon, who was stationed with four other students at Sugartown Elementary School Tuesday morning. He added that very early exits indicated a …
A challenge to an "inactive" voter incited an allegation of voter intimidation from an observer.
An allegation of voter intimidation brought police to Phoenixville Area High School this morning. According to Judge of Elections Charlie Dewey, a man attempted to vote at the Phoenixville East 3 polling station this morning not long after polls opened who had an “inactive” voter registration status, meaning he hadn’t cast a ballot in over five years. A Republican poll watcher challenged the man’s eligibility, at which point he went home to get ID, returned to the polling place, and cast a ballot. A fellow voter witnessed this exchange and cried foul, but by the time Phoenixville Police arrived to file a report, both the reporting party and the challenged voter were gone, according to Dewey. Read the full story at Phoenixville Patch.
Election Day brought problems at polls in several areas of eastern Pennsylvania
EASTERN PA — Several reports of voting irregularities in Eastern Pennsylvania emerged on Tuesday, the day of the presidential election. In Easton, signs appeared offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to voter fraud convictions. A constable for Easton’s 10th ward removed one such sign staked into the ground after consulting with an elections attorney on site. The Pennsylvania Commercial Action Network, the same group that posted “Replace ObamaCare” billboards around the state, made the signs. ID Requests Many Easton voters also reported poll workers asking for their IDs, even though IDs are not required for this election cycle under the law. Matthew Keeler, press secretary for the PA Department of State, said that's part of the …
The Keystone State helped Barack Obama win re-election in what was a good night for Democrats across Pennsylvania
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Pennsylvania helped President Barack Obama win re-election as U.S. Sen. Bob Casey fended off a feisty challenge from Republican coal magnate Tom Smith in what turned out to be a big night for Democrats in the Keystone State. Democrats held the lead in three state row office races as of 2:30 a.m. Wednesday with close to 98 percent of the vote in, according to unofficial results. Kathleen Kane, a former assistant district attorney from Lackawanna County, made history by becoming the first Democrat and first woman to be elected as the state's attorney general. The Republican candidate, David Freed, is a two-term district attorney in Cumberland County. Democrat Eugene DePasquale of York leads Republican John Maher of Allegheny in the auditor …
Monday, November 5, 2012
Find your poll location and ballot summary in Malvern, PA.
Do you know where to go to vote on Election Day 2012? If not, you can use the handy Google Voter Info embed above to find the location of your designated polling place. Simply enter the address where you're registered to vote. This tool's data has been updated to reflect changes that may have been caused by Hurricane Sandy.