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Pour One Out for the PA Treasury Twitter Account

The state treasury has one of the best political accounts in all the land. But with Joe Torsella’s shock defeat this week, its days are numbered.

City Life

13 Winners and Losers From the 2020 General Election

You know Joe Biden is a winner and Donald Trump is a loser. But the election had ripple effects far beyond the top of the ballot. Here’s who came out on top — and who didn’t.

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Joe Biden Wins Pennsylvania and the Presidency

On Saturday, the AP and TV networks called Pennsylvania for former vice president Joe Biden, pushing him over the 270 electoral-vote threshold.

City Life

Here’s What We Know About Pennsylvania Results So Far

It’s going to take many more hours to finish counting mail-in ballots statewide. But the early results show a predictably large advantage for Joe Biden, with the former V.P. winning 94 percent of Philly mail-in ballots.

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The Philly Ballot-Counting Livestream Is Oddly Soothing

This has been a very abnormal election. So take a moment to watch some ballot-counting, and delight in the mundane.

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5 Things to Watch for as Pennsylvania Election Day Results Trickle In

You’ve cast your ballot. Now grab a stiff drink (or three). Here’s what you need to know as election results start to roll in.

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This Is What Happens When Law Enforcement Treats Policing Like War

A woman driving near a protest gets ripped from her car by police, as if she’s an enemy combatant. Curfews ban any kind of public assembly. Why? Because police view the public as a fundamental threat.

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The Latest Pennsylvania Polls Show Biden Ahead. Can You Believe Them?

The majority of pollsters show Trump consistently trailing in the Keystone State. We ask one why he’s so confident.

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A Troubling Number of PA Voters Believe in Bonkers Conspiracy Theories

A new study shows that 60 percent of the state’s registered voters have seen the claim that Hollywood and Democratic elites regularly participate in child sex trafficking. Worse: Twenty-two percent believe it.

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These Philly Union Leaders’ Influence Extends Beyond Labor Organization

Union power is changing in Philadelphia. And Ryan Boyer, Jerry Jordan and Chris Woods are leading the way.

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The No-BS Guide to the 2020 Presidential Election in Philly

President. Attorney general. A shot for Dems to take over the state legislature. Ballot questions. What you need to know about the latest most important election of your lifetime.

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Why the SCOTUS Ruling on PA’s Mail-Ballot Deadline Is Both Good News and Extremely Ominous

The court declined to overturn the state Supreme Court, which means the state’s extended mail-in ballot deadline will stand. But with the vote split 4-4 and a new conservative justice set to join the court, there’s every indication that rulings like this will soon be things of the past.

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Philly’s New Generation of Unions Is Young, Progressive, and Coming to a Coffee Shop Near You

Last year, a handful of Fishtown cafe workers decided they’d had it with low wages and lousy working conditions and set out to form a union. Now, other service-sector and white-collar workers are following suit. Is this the start of a new labor movement?

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This Philadelphia Guidebook Is Essential Coffee Table Material

Counterintuitively, a pandemic might actually the perfect time to release a guidebook.

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A New Report Shows Precisely How the PPP Program Failed Philly

As Congress and the President spar over a second round of economic stimulus, a look back on where the first round went wrong, courtesy of the City Controller’s office.