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Scenes From the Campaign Trail: That Time Jewell Williams Held a Ladies Night

“Jewell’s been having a bad day.” I had just arrived at Champagne Cafe, a lounge on East Chelten Avenue in North Philly, around 7:40 on […]

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Blondell Reynolds Brown Will Not Seek a Sixth City Council Term

After being the only black woman to hold an at-large seat in City Council for 20 years, Blondell Reynolds Brown is not seeking re-election. In […]

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Longtime Social Justice Activist Erika Almirón Announces City Council Bid

Erika Almirón, a social justice activist, announced on Monday her bid for an at-large seat on Philadelphia City Council. Almirón says she is running on a progressive platform […]

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Sherrie Cohen Announces New City Council Run, This Time With a “Movement”

As candidates being to emerge for next spring’s Democratic primary for City Council, a familiar face is making a return. Social justice activist and political scion […]

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Hey, Philly, This App Tells You Which of Your Friends Don’t Vote

With every election comes voter turnout analysis. Did voters swarm the polls? Was turnout dismal? Why or why not? What do the numbers mean about the state […]

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Naturally, There Were More Bible Problems in Philadelphia on Election Day

A heck of a lot of people voted in Philadelphia on Election Day, with the city reporting that it was the highest turnout for a […]

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3 Big Takeaways From the 2018 Midterms (and Other Results to Know)

Across the nation, the 2018 midterm election brought a mix of surprises, upsets, first-time wins and, if not a blue wave as Democrats had hoped, at least […]

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In Historic First, Two Openly Gay Legislators Are Elected to State House

For the first time in Pennsylvania political history, two openly gay candidates, Brian Sims and Malcolm Kenyatta, have won seats in the state House of […]

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Election Day in Philly: All Signs Point to High Voter Turnout (So Far)

All signs are pointing to strong voter turnout on Tuesday for the 2018 midterm election. To start, an election turnout tracker by Sixty-Six Wards — […]

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What Happens When a Millennial Candidate Bucks Philly’s Democratic Machine?

For the first time since moving to Philadelphia, Alex Deering isn’t working on a political campaign. While many of his former colleagues were hosting last-minute […]

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City Tells Poll Workers to Keep Bibles Out of Sight on Election Day

In May, we told you about a controversy that had developed on Primary Day after some voters noticed that bibles were on display in their […]

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The No-B.S. Guide to the 2018 Midterm Election

Make no mistake: This year’s general election will be one for the books. The nation anxiously awaits November 6th to see how Donald Trump’s unprecedented presidency […]

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Philly-Area Media Chain Tells Readers: Don’t Vote for a Single Republican

With the most contentious midterm elections in memory coming up in a matter of days, news publications across the country are publishing their endorsements of […]

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Philly Voter Registration Is Way Up. What Does That Mean for Turnout?

Philly voter registration saw a major jump ahead of the midterm elections this November 6th. Nearly 29,000 more people registered to vote in the city […]

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Other Cities Are Syncing Up Federal and Municipal Elections. Philly Should, Too.

Ask most political observers to name an upshot of the 2016 election, and you’ll likely get a version of this: The politically polarizing Trump Era […]