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1:21 PM / Thursday September 24, 2020

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The Very First Memorial Day

May 29, 2020

The tradition of Memorial Day began on May 1, 1865, in Charleston, South Carolina. In the midst of ruins and at the war’s end, 10,000 African American former slaves and some White Union army allies inaugurated Decoration Day in an extraordinary parade on the Planters’ Race Course (a horse track). Some 260 Union soldiers had…

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2020 Primary Election: “At a glance” voters guide

May 29, 2020

SUN NOTE: Pennsylvania primary is happening June 2. 190 polling places will be set up around the city to vote in person *Mail in ballots must have postmark date of June 2, 2020 to be counted by June 9. Candidates for President of the United States — Democratic Party Joe Biden Website: www.joebiden.com Twitter: www.twitter.com/joebiden…

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Ready or Not… Here It Comes…

May 29, 2020

The first Pennsylvania primary with a vote by mail option is happening on Tuesday. And the kinks aren’t entirely worked out. By Denise Clay On the Wednesday before Election Day, Danyl Patterson, a candidate running for the Democratic nomination for the 190th District, was doing a Facebook Live near the Octavius V Catto statue on…

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Court rejects lawsuit to delay mail-in ballot deadline

May 22, 2020

ASSOCIATED PRESS  HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The state Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a lawsuit seeking to force Pennsylvania elections officials to accept absentee or mail-in ballots as long as they are received within a week after the primary or general elections during the pandemic. Disability Rights Pennsylvania, the Senior Law Center and several other…

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Justices fear ‘chaos’ if states can’t bind electors’ votes

May 22, 2020

By Mark Sherman ASSOCIATED PRESS  WASHINGTON  — Supreme Court justices invoked fears of bribery and chaos Wednesday to suggest they think states can require presidential electors to back their states’ popular vote winner in the Electoral College. The justices heard arguments on an unusual voting issue that could have important consequences for the 2020 presidential…

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Biden pressed to choose a Black woman as his running mate

May 15, 2020

By Kat Stafford and Bill Barrow ASSOCIATED PRESS  DETROIT — After a devastating start to the Democratic primary, Joe Biden’s campaign was revived when Black voters in South Carolina and throughout the South overwhelmingly sided with him. Now that he’s the presumptive Democratic nominee, Black voters and leaders are pressing for him to pick a…

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Philadelphia City Commissioners’ Chairwoman Lisa Deeley calls on Gov. Wolf and legislature to extend voted ballot return deadline for the June 2 primary

April 30, 2020

On Monday, Philadelphia City Commissioners’ Chairwoman Lisa Deeley called on the governor and the State Legislature to act and extend the deadline to return voted ballots to the Board of Elections. Currently, voted ballots must be received by the Board of Elections by 8pm on Election Day, June 2.  Deeley requests that — due to…

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Swing-state Republicans pin virus fallout on Democrats

April 30, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: In this April 20, 2020 file photo protesters demonstrate at the state Capital in Harrisburg, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) By Marc Levy ASSOCIATED PRESS  HARRISBURG, Pa. — With legions out of work, Republicans across the critical battleground states are trying to lay blame for the economic wreckage of the coronavirus outbreak on Democratic…

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Census delay could put off new voting districts, primaries

April 30, 2020

By David A. Lieb and Mike Scheider ASSOCIATED PRESS  JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.  — The U.S. Census Bureau needs more time to wrap up the once-a-decade count because of the coronavirus, opening the possibility of delays in drawing new legislative districts that could help determine what political party is in power, what laws pass or fail…

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The Philadelphia Sunday Sun Staff