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Election 2024

Republican lawmakers in Pennsylvania challenge state, federal actions to boost voter registration

February 3, 2024

By Marc LevyASSOCIATED PRESS ABOVE PHOTO: Vegetation stands in the foreground of the Pennsylvania Capitol on Dec. 16, 2021, in Harrisburg, Pa.(AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File) HARRISBURG, Pa. — A group of conservative state lawmakers in Pennsylvania filed a federal lawsuit Thursday challenging three voting-related executive branch actions designed to boost voter registration, including a 2021…

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City Council and minority parties… an explainer

October 6, 2023

Or, why Democratic City Committee chair Bob Brady needs to calm down and the Republicans need to step up their fundraising game. By Denise Clay-Murray Four years ago, Kendra Brooks shook up the political world by doing something that hasn’t been done in 70 years of City Council history. She won a seat on City…

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Celebrating the life and legacy of Octavius V.  Catto– empowering communities through civic engagement to vote

October 6, 2023

ABOVE PHOTO: Statue of 19th century civil rights activist Octavius V. Catto in front of Philadelphia City Hall.   Editorial credit: Foolish Productions / Shutterstock.com PHILADELPHIA– The Octavius V. Catto Voter Education Ministry will celebrate and honor the life and legacy of former St. Thomas lay leader, Octavius V. Catto, by encouraging Philadelphians to vote…

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Democrats keep Pennsylvania House majority, positioning party to prevent limits on abortion rights

May 19, 2023

ABOVE PHOTO: Heather Boyd, center, Democratic candidate for Pennsylvania House of Representatives, greets supporters before voting at her polling place, Christ’s Community Church, Tuesday, May 16, 2023, in Drexel Hill, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) By Mark Scolforo ASSOCIATED PRESS   HARRISBURG, Pa.  — Democrats maintained their narrow Pennsylvania House majority Tuesday by winning a special…

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AI presents political peril for 2024 with threat to mislead voters

May 19, 2023

ABOVE PHOTO: A booth is ready for a voter, Feb. 24, 2020, at City Hall in Cambridge, Mass., on the first morning of early voting in the state. Thanks to recent advances in artificial intelligence, tools that can create lifelike photos, video and audio are now cheap and readily available. AI experts and political scientists…

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Progress… of a sort

May 19, 2023

In addition to making history by putting a Black woman on the Democratic ticket for mayor, Tuesday’s Pennsylvania primary election showed that the Democratic City Committee might not be as dead as some thought.  ABOVE PHOTO: A banner along Spring Garden Street reminds citizens it is Election Day, Tuesday, May 16, 2023, in Philadelphia. Voters…

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New Twitter rules expose election offices to spoof accounts

May 12, 2023

ABOVE PHOTO: Garrett Dietz, foreground, Philadelphia supervisor of elections, reports the election results to Philadelphia City Commissioner, Lisa Deeley, left, and Deputy Commissioner Nick Custodio, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020, in Philadelphia. The Philadelphia election commission applied weeks ago for the gray check mark — Twitter’s new symbol to help users…

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