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Black leaders greet Biden win, pledge to push for equality

November 13, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Demonstrators stand outside the Pennsylvania Convention Center where votes are being counted, Friday, Nov. 6, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell) By Kat Stafford ASSOCIATED PRESS DETROIT  — President-elect Joe Biden’s victory was celebrated by civil rights activists and Black leaders who warned that a tough road lies ahead to address America’s persistent…

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Message of Election 2020: Trump lost, but Trumpism did not

November 13, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: A man sets up flags as supporters of President Donald Trump protest outside the Pennsylvania Convention Center, where vote counting continues, in Philadelphia, Monday, Nov. 9, 2020, two days after the 2020 election was called for Democrat Joe Biden. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell) By Michael Tackett ASSOCIATED PRESS  WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump lost….

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Philadelphia Freedom

November 13, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Members of various ages and different chapters of Alpha Kappa Alpha, the nation’s first black sorority of which Vice President-elect Kamala Harris is a member, celebrate the election of President-elect Joe Biden and Harris outside the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020, in Philadelphia.  (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)  The end of a…

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Beyond the vote

November 13, 2020

Election cycles are the courtship; engaging with representatives on a regular basis, in good times and bad — beyond simply rage Tweeting and reposting links — is the marriage. By Amy V. Simmons  At the conclusion of every presidential election cycle — especially a contentious and historic contest like that we’ve just experienced — there…

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Biden’s Promise

November 11, 2020

By Afea Tucker During one of his final campaign stops in Philadelphia, President- elect, Joe Biden, told countless citizens at a drive-thru rally that if he were elected president he would take action on the very first day to get covid under control, the U.S. economy back on track, and deliver racial justice in America….

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A look at what’s ahead in Pennsylvania ballot counting

November 6, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Voting signs are seen placed in front of the Pennsylvania State Capital, Monday, Nov. 2,2020, in Harrisburg, Pa.(AP Photo/Julio Cortez) HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Counting of Pennsylvania ballots continued Wednesday, with results still unclear for the presidential contest as well as a host of down-ballot races, including for congressional seats and three row…

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EXPLAINER: States still in play and what makes them that way

November 6, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Philadelphia election workers process mail-in and absentee ballots for the general election at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) By Brian Slodysko ASSOCIATED PRESS  WASHINGTON — A handful of pivotal states remained in play Wednesday in the tightly contested U.S. presidential race. Here, The Associated Press…

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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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