18 Great Tweets from Tuesday’s Election
The race is over. Jim Kenney won in a landslide, taking more than 55 percent of the vote in the six-way Democratic primary. City Council had a shakeup, with Democratic newcomers Derek Green (a former aide to Councilwoman Marian Tasco) and Allan Domb (the moniker we in the media settled on for him was “condo king“) advancing in the primary and Helen Gym (who Philadelphia magazine’s Patrick Kerkstra predicted would run for City Council back in 2013) in good position to advance as well given her narrow lead in the vote count. And since this is Philadelphia, they’re all likely to win in the general.
“But,” you’re saying, “enough about the election. Were there good tweets? Were there any election memes?” Philadelphia was pretty much spared having to see a bunch of election memes except for “another working family for…” signs (those came from the candidates). There were some pretty funny tweets, however. Here are some of my favorites.
Philly mayor is just a launching pad to governor, which leads to the ultimate prize of a seat on Eagles Postgame Live on Comcast SportsNet.
— Peter Crispino (@PeterCrispino) May 20, 2015
Congratulations to new Philadelphia Mayor Hoagie Werder Ice.
— Ethan Booker (@Ethan_Booker) May 19, 2015
Being a Democrat in Philly with a land line — glad the election is today so the effin' phone will stop ringing.
— Judy Weightman (@JudyWeightman) May 19, 2015
@Tmiltonstreet "You'll probably laugh but I think I'm going to win" #PHL2015 pic.twitter.com/hAtgLjvogp
— Malcolm Burnley (@malcolmburnley) May 19, 2015
(Street garnered 1.69 percent of the vote.)
MAKE SURE YOU VOTE TODAY iN PHiLADELPHiA.. @JimFKenney HAS MY VOTE FOR MAYOR..LETS LiFT UP JiM iN PRAYER iN THE MiGHTY NAME OF JESUS CHRiST
— phillyjesus (@phillyjesus) May 19, 2015
Philly Jesus, waiting until Election Day in a runaway race before endorsing the favorite. What a piece of shit
— The Hipster Hunk® (@hipsterboner) May 19, 2015
Pretty chill how my local polling place is the hollowed out shell of a Hot Topic. #PhillyElection
— Sylis (@SylisP) May 19, 2015
Working at my polling station, just handing out stickers & admiring the fine work since its inside of an art school pic.twitter.com/Hib2LjyjqT
— pizzaisfunn (@pizzaisfunn) May 19, 2015
Good ol' Philly voting: bible and partisan election materials on the table, machine not set to the right voter.
— sequoiam (@sequoiam) May 19, 2015
Philly polling places. pic.twitter.com/0YyzJyjw7n
— jeff deeney (@jeff_deeney) May 19, 2015
At @JimFKenney's Election Night headquarters. This isn't weird at all. #PHL2015 pic.twitter.com/ttRbJuklOK
— Holly Otterbein (@hollyotterbein) May 19, 2015
Congrats to fellow 2nd Streeter and new Philly Mayor-elect @JimFKenney!
What? Just primary?
You people are aware this is Philly, right?
— Matt Veasey (@MatthewVeasey) May 20, 2015
DOES JIM KENNEY EVEN KNOW RAPPER'S DELIGHT? #Philly
— Chip Chantry (@ChipChantry) May 20, 2015
Famous 4th Street sandwiches are a good Philly election day tradition. But so are "low turnout" PSA emails.
— Randy LoBasso (@RandyLoBasso) May 19, 2015
so proud I got to vote for Register of Wills and approximately 2,000 judges today! #PHLVotes #PHL2015 #votingmatters
— Jake Blumgart (@jblumgart) May 19, 2015
Yo @GovChristie, meet the Philly councilman now slated to be next mayor. From that Cowboys/Eagles game u went to: pic.twitter.com/VHPoItUGuM
— Matt Katz (@mattkatz00) May 20, 2015
Right now the mayor of Philly on his head RT @AJAndrew83: If u were a bird who would u shit on?
— Cherie (@CrazyRNPensfan) May 20, 2015