Saturday, November 10, 2012
Win or lose this day was always coming.
- Bob Byrne
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Four days earlier the office tucked away in the corner of the Depot Shops in Paoli was teeming with activity. Tables full of volunteers calling perspective voters and reminding them to go to the polls on Election Day. In the world of politics campaigns come and campaigns go.For people who poured their heart and soul into working for any candidate of any party at every level, the days after election day can be a let down. When your candidate doesn't win, the let down can be even bigger. For Salome Gasible the woman who managed the GOP "Victory Center" in Paoli, and her most loyal volunteer, Friday afternoon was the last gasp as they locked the door for the last time. Gasible said she was headed home to South Bend, Indiana to start sending …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The Republican won a second term while Drucker admitted this was his last run in the district.
For the second-consecutive election cycle, Republican Warren Kampf topped Democrat Paul Drucker for right to represent the 157th District in Pennsylvania’s House of Representatives. The incumbent declared victory shortly before 11 p.m. Two years after beating Drucker by just under a thousand votes, Kampf ultimately won by 1,002. At an election night party at Wayne’s Landmark Americana, Kampf said his message of fiscal restraint struck a chord with the voters of the 157th. “Controlling spending in state government and not increasing the burden on the job sector, improving Pennsylvania’s competitiveness, making it more job-friendly, was all a large part of our message. Wages aren’t going up,” Kampf said, in the midst of a Republican …
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Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The incumbent candidate for the 19th District defeated his challenger, Chris Amentas.
State Sen. Andrew Dinniman was reelected Tuesday night to serve a second full term as a Pennsylvania state senator representing the 19th district. Dinniman defeated Republican challenger Chris Amentas, an East Fallowfield Township Supervisor, by about 16 percentage points. He celebrated the victory at his Exton campaign headquarters with more than a dozen supporters—family, staff and volunteers, and his dog Henry. Dinniman was a Chester County Commissioner when he was elected to state senate in 2006 to serve out the term of the late state Sen. Robert Thompson. He was re-elected to a full term in 2008. Looking to the six years ahead, Dinniman said he hopes to improve the state's education system, avoiding a "one-size-fits-all" approach to …
Check this article for all the updated local information you need for Election Day.
With 225 of 226 polling places in Chester County reporting: U.S. Representative, District 6 U.S. Representative, District 7 PA Senate District 19 PA Representative, District 156 PA Representative, District 157 PA Representative, District 167 7:50 p.m.: East Whiteland Fire Company—More than a handful of people were in line as the final minutes ticked down before the doors closed. More than 1224 ballots had been cast in the large East Whiteland precinct. Judge of Elections Sue Drummond called it an "exhausting day" that nonetheless went more smoothly than she expected. 7 p.m.: Good Samaritan Church (Paoli)— Traffic slowed to a trickle in the final hour of voting—at 674 ballots cast out of 908 registered voters in the precinct. "It was a …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Election Day brought problems at polls in several areas of eastern Pennsylvania
EASTERN PA — Several reports of voting irregularities in Eastern Pennsylvania emerged on Tuesday, the day of the presidential election. In Easton, signs appeared offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to voter fraud convictions. A constable for Easton’s 10th ward removed one such sign staked into the ground after consulting with an elections attorney on site. The Pennsylvania Commercial Action Network, the same group that posted “Replace ObamaCare” billboards around the state, made the signs. ID Requests Many Easton voters also reported poll workers asking for their IDs, even though IDs are not required for this election cycle under the law. Matthew Keeler, press secretary for the PA Department of State, said that's part of the …
157th District candidates Drucker and Kampf vie for election day votes in Paoli.
There’s no shortage of polling places in the 157th District, but Warren Kampf and Paul Drucker—competing candidates in one of the state’s true tossup races—wound up at the same one this morning. When the polls opened at Delaware Valley Friend’s School in Paoli and the first round of voters trickled in, the incumbent Republican Kampf and Democratic challenger Drucker stood across the entrance from each other, vying to make a good final impression. “I think it’s been excellent, we’ve knocked on almost 10,000 doors, made a ton of phone contacts, and I feel really good about today,” said Kampf, assessing his campaign between handshakes and introductions to voters. “I think people are definitely focused on pocket book issues,” he went on, when …
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Construction forces a change in location for some Tredyffrin Voters.
If you live in Chester County precinct 640 and normally vote at Del Chevrolet, your polling place has moved for this election. Construction at the dealership means the polling place is now at The Tredyffrin Township Municipal Building. Two precincts will be voting at the Muinicipal Building for this election. Both polling places enter through the main entrance. If you normally vote at Del Chevrolet, your polling place is in the Community Room, which is to the right of the entrance as you enter the Municipal Building. If you have any question when you get there, ask a poll worker who can direct you to the correct room for precinct 640 voters.
Still not sure who to vote for in Tuesday's election? Take a look at the candidates you'll find on the ballot, from Presidential to Pennsylvania and local races.
Tuesday, Nov. 6, is Election Day. Below are the candidates you'll see on your ballot along with links to their websites. President of the United States U.S. Senate Pennsylvania Attorney General Pennsylvania Auditor General Pennsylvania State Treasurer U.S. House of Representatives-Pennsylvania 6th Congressional District 7th Congressional District Pennsylvania State Senate District 17 District 19 Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 157 District 167