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In the Trump Era, Voter Turnout Skyrockets in Philly’s District Attorney Race

Voter turnout was 69 percent higher in Philadelphia on Tuesday than in the last district attorney’s race in 2013 — and all of the ballots haven’t been counted […]

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“Completely Unelectable” Progressive Larry Krasner Wins DA’s Race

At 9 a.m. this morning, Arlene Wilson was nervous. The South Philadelphia resident wanted Larry Krasner, the Democrat running for district attorney, to win. But even though registered Democrats outnumber […]

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Republican DA Candidate Hired Consultant Who Pleaded Guilty to Assaulting His Girlfriend

Beth Grossman, the Republican nominee for district attorney of Philadelphia, has a crystal-clear campaign message: She is the sole prosecutor in the race and a […]

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Seth Williams Sentenced to Five Years in Prison

Philly’s embattled former district attorney Seth Williams has been sentenced to five years in prison. Williams, who was indicted in May, pleaded guilty during his federal trial […]

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Inquirer Endorses Republican Beth Grossman for DA

In a surprising move, the Inquirer has endorsed Republican District Attorney candidate Beth Grossman. The newspaper’s plug for Grossman has drawn outrage from supporters of Larry Krasner, the […]

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LISTEN: Five Things You Probably Don’t Know About Larry Krasner

The latest episode of Pushback, the podcast co-produced by Philly Mag and WURD, is now available. Listen and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, or check […]

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Seth Williams Pleads Guilty, Resigns as Philly DA

This is a developing story. Nearly two weeks into his federal trial on corruption charges, Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams pleaded guilty on Thursday morning and […]

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Seth Williams’s Trial Starts This Week

Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams’s trial starts today. Williams faces 29 corruption charges, including wire fraud, extortion and bribery-related charges. Prosecutors say that, among other offenses, […]

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How Rebecca Rhynhart Defeated Philadelphia’s Democratic Machine

In the wake of Philadelphia’s paradigm-shifting primary, the district attorney election has gotten far more attention than any other race. But the results of the city controller face-off were […]

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The Biggest Winners and Losers in Philadelphia’s 2017 Primary Election

Philadelphia’s election on Tuesday was a game-changer. The winner of the Democratic primary for district attorney is a criminal defense lawyer who has never prosecuted a case […]

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“Stop Lighting Money on Fire”: DA Nominee Larry Krasner on His Plans for the Office

Democratic district attorney candidate Larry Krasner, whose progressive platform inspired the highest Philadelphia voter turnout for a DA primary since 2001 and earned him a nod […]

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Bernie Sanders Is Very, Very Happy About Larry Krasner’s Win

Philly progressives have been on cloud nine since the city chose civil rights lawyer Larry Krasner as its Democratic district attorney candidate. Apparently, Vermont Sen. Bernie […]

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Progressive Firebrand Larry Krasner Wins District Attorney Primary

Democrat Larry Krasner, a firebrand criminal defense attorney who has never worked a day in his life as a prosecutor, won the district attorney primary […]

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Lemme Guess: You’re Not Voting Today. What Is Wrong With You?

Good morning, Philadelphia. It’s officially Primary Day, in case you’ve been wondering why all of your favorite TV shows have been bookended by PAC-funded political […]

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Everything You Need to Know to Vote in the 2017 Philadelphia Primary

Good morning and happy Election Day, Philly! Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. The city will likely pick its next district attorney […]