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‘We don’t speculate’: How AP counts votes and calls races

October 30, 2020

Associated Press As it has for more than 170 years, The Associated Press will count the nation’s vote in real time on Election Day and report the results of presidential, congressional and state elections on Nov. 3 and beyond. AP will use that vote count to declare winners in some 7,000 races, so the world…

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The Pennsylvania General Assembly explained:The Race ( Part Two)

October 30, 2020

Now that you know what the Pennsylvania Legislature is, here are the people who hope to legislate there on Philadelphia’s behalf. By Denise Clay On Tuesday, those who haven’t exercised their right to vote by either mailing in their ballot or dropping it off at a satellite center will be heading to their polling places…

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For Trump, city where ‘bad things happen’ looms large

October 23, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Philadelphia resident Dexter Ayres talks with The Associated Press outside his contracting job site, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, in west Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) By Mike Catalini And Marc Levy ASSOCIATED PRESS  PHILADELPHIA — When President Donald Trump told the world that “bad things happen in Philadelphia,” it was, in part, a blunt…

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High court allows 3-day extension for Pennsylvania ballots

October 23, 2020

By Mark Sherman ASSOCIATED PRESS  WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court will allow Pennsylvania to count ballots received up to three days after the election, rejecting a Republican plea. The justices divided 4-4 Monday, an outcome that upholds a state Supreme Court ruling that allowed election officials to receive and count ballots until Nov. 6, even…

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Twitter tightens limits on candidates ahead of US election

October 16, 2020

By Barbara Ortutay ASSOCIATED PRESS  OAKLAND, Calif. — Twitter is imposing tough new rules that restrict candidates from declaring premature victory and tighten its measures against spreading misinformation, calling for political violence and spreading thoughtless commentary in the days leading up to and following the Nov. 3 U.S. election. The social platform will remove tweets…

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2020 General Election “At a Glance” Voter Guide

October 16, 2020

Candidates for President of the United States — Democratic Party Joe Biden Website: www.joebiden.com Twitter: www.twitter.com/joebiden Facebook: www.facebook.com/joebiden Instagram: www.instagram.com/joebiden Candidates for President of the United States — Republican Party Donald J. Trump (incumbent) Website: www.donaldjtrump.com Twitter: www.twitter.com/realDonaldTrump Facebook: www.facebook.com/DonaldTrump Instagram: www.instagram.com/teamtrump Candidates for President of the United States — Liberatarian Party Jo Jorgensen Website:…

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Delays in verifying mail-in ballots will slow election tally

October 8, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: An employee of the Philadelphia City Commissioner’s office examines ballots at a satellite election office at Overbrook Elementary School in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/ Laurence Kesteron, File) By Anthony Izaguirre ASSOCIATED PRESS  Voters awaiting results in some of the key presidential battleground states on election night should be prepared to keep waiting, thanks to…

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“I’m speaking…”

October 8, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Kamala Harris (Shutterstock) During her debate with Vice President Mike Pence, Sen. Kamala Harris often found herself having to reclaim her time.  By Denise Clay Admittedly, the bar for Wednesday’s debate between Republican Vice President Mike Pence and Democratic candidate for Vice President, Sen. Kamala Harris, was set pretty low. In order for…

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Me and Julio Down By The Schoolyard

October 2, 2020

Voters turned on Tuesday night’s presidential debate hoping to get the insight needed to make a decision come November. What they got was a couple of septuagenarians engaged in a playground fight. By Denise Clay To be honest, I’d have been more surprised if Tuesday night’s first Presidential Debate between Republican President Donald Trump and…

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