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  • GOP not conceding in Pennsylvania race, may seek recount

    03/14/2018 3:23:42 PM PDT · by little jeremiah · 74 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/14/18 10:17 AM EDT | By Ben Kamisar
    PITTSBURGH — Republicans will not be conceding anytime soon in a tightly contested special election in Pennsylvania, where Democrat Conor Lamb holds a slim lead over Republican state Rep. Rick Saccone in Tuesday's election. Lamb's campaign and Democratic groups have declared him the winner, as he sits with less than a 700-vote lead. NBC News also projected him the "apparent winner" early Wednesday morning as more absentee ballots trickled in. There are still about 203 absentee ballots and then additional provisional and military ballots left to be counted, but Saccone would have to capture an overwhelming majority of those outstanding...
  • Pennsylvania special election may see recount; Lamb, Saccone separated by razor-thin margin

    03/14/2018 3:17:03 PM PDT · by little jeremiah · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 14, 2018 | Alex Pappas
    It could come down to a recount. Democrat Conor Lamb has already declared victory over Republican Rick Saccone in Pennsylvania’s special House election, but Republicans say they aren’t giving up until every vote is counted. The contest has still not been called, but Lamb leads Saccone by a few hundred votes. There’s no mandatory recount for a federal race in Pennsylvania, but Republicans have the option of petitioning for one. "This race is too close to call and we’re ready to ensure that every legal vote is counted,” National Republican Congressional Committee spokesman Matt Gorman said late Tuesday. “Once they...
  • Paul Ryan: Dem lead in Pa. congressional race is 'wake-up call'

    03/14/2018 2:59:45 PM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 49 replies
    AOL ^ | 3/14/2018 | DENIS SLATTERY
    Ryan told House Republicans on Wednesday they need to “get to work,” fundraise and not be caught off guard heading into the midterm campaign season after Democrat Conor Lamb appeared to edge past his GOP opponent in a closely watched special congressional election.
  • Lamb leads Saccone in poll released on eve of special election

    03/12/2018 2:31:30 PM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 125 replies
    Tribune-Review (Suburban Pittsburgh) ^ | 12 March 2018 | Tom Fontaine
    updated 2 hours ago Conor Lamb will win Western Pennsylvania's special election race for Congress on Tuesday if there is a surge in Democratic turnout similar to what has been seen in other special elections over the past year, according to a Monmouth University poll out Monday. The Monmouth poll's “Democratic surge” model shows Lamb collecting 51 percent of the vote compared with Saccone's 45 percent, while 1 percent of likely voters would opt for a third-party candidate and 3 percent remain undecided. The poll's margin of error is 5.1 percent. Monmouth said Lamb holds a slim advantage within the...
  • The Pennsylvania race is a toss-up. But the narrative is a lock.

    03/12/2018 12:35:29 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 38 replies
    (CNN)The special election contest in southwest Pennsylvania will come to an end on Tuesday night and, though the winner remains in doubt, the post-election spin pretty much writes itself. A new Monmouth University poll out Monday afternoon shows Democrat Conor Lamb leading GOP candidate Rick "I was Trump before Trump was Trump" Saccone, but the margin is slight -- meaning political operatives and pundits are preparing for all eventualities. That includes the most powerful political pontificator in the land -- President Donald Trump. According to Axios, he is not-so-privately dumping on Saccone and his campaign, calling the Republican "weak." Meanwhile,...
  • Trump Rally Moon Township PA 7:00 PM EST

    03/10/2018 3:47:42 PM PST · by goldstategop · 130 replies
    Heads Up! Trump Rally at 7:00 EST. Carried on FNC. Its in Moon Township outside Pittsburgh. For GOP candidate Saccone. Trump carried the district in 2016.
  • PA Race is Important

    03/07/2018 6:08:34 AM PST · by Pietro · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 3/7/2018 | Lloyd Marcus
    It is a huge mistake to think special elections do not concern you or are unimportant. Every race Republicans lose emboldens leftists obsessed with stopping Trump from making America great again. Read more: Follow us: @AmericanThinker on Twitter | AmericanThinker on Facebook
  • Court allows Pennsylvania to redraw GOP-favored district map

    02/05/2018 3:43:02 PM PST · by oxcart · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 02/05/18 | MARK SCOLFORO and MARK SHERMAN
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday let a court-ordered redrawing of congressional districts in Pennsylvania proceed, raising Democratic hopes that a revamped map might yield them several more seats this fall. Justice Samuel Alito, who handles emergency appeals from Pennsylvania, rejected the request from GOP legislative leaders and voters to put on hold an order from the state Supreme Court intended to produce new congressional districts in the coming two weeks. The Pennsylvania high court ruled last month that the current map of 18 districts violates the state constitution because it unfairly benefits Republicans.
  • Why Pennsylvania’s Race for Governor is the Most Important Election of 2018

    12/17/2017 10:07:26 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 7 replies ^ | Dec 18, 2017 | Anna Anderson
    Conservative news sources were shaken up for a few days this summer when several outlets picked up Rolling Stone Magazine’s story on Tim Gill, “Meet the Megadonor Behind the LGBTQ Rights Movement.” The greatest concern was with Gill’s pledge to “punish the wicked” by passing laws in swing and Southern states that criminalize people who believe we are created male and female and that marriage is the union of man and woman. Yet after a brief period of fixation on this quote, the story has retreated into news cycle history. And so, since the circus surrounding Alabama’s Senate race is...
  • Pennsylvania's Elections Tell Us How Worried Republicans Nationwide Should Be

    11/15/2017 7:40:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies ^ | November 15, 2017 | Salena Zito
    YORK, Pa. -- In York's mayoral race last week, a convicted felon-turned-environmental activist who's registered as a Democrat but running as a Republican defeated the black female Democratic incumbent. And he did it with a local coalition of Bernie Sanders and Republican supporters, as well as a breakdown of trust in the leadership of the incumbent mayor. This was perhaps the Keystone State's most eye-catching result. But more broadly, Pennsylvania's off-year election results are worth examining in order to take the voters' temperature, as we're one year out from President Donald Trump's historic win here that few predicted, and...
  • (Philadelphia) State raids Delco offices, seeking evidence of voter registration fraud

    11/01/2016 8:39:52 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 53 replies ^ | Nov 1 2016 | Laura McCrystal and Angela Couloumbis
    Pennsylvania state police have raided a Delaware County political field office seeking evidence of possible voter-registration fraud, according to court records. In a warrant filed late last week in County Court, investigators said they were seeking documents, financial information, and lists of employees at the Norwood office of FieldWorks LLC, a national organization that often does street work for Democrats, records show. The warrant did not specify the nature of the probe, but said agents also were looking for "templates . . . utilized to construct fraudulent voter registration forms" and "completed voter registration forms containing same or similar identifying...
  • Toomey: 'I think Gov. Romney's going to carry Pennsylvania'

    11/05/2012 1:00:46 PM PST · by Anti-Hillary · 53 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11-5-12 | Justin Sink
    Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) predicted Monday that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney would carry the state of Pennsylvania, pushing back against Obama campaign adviser David Plouffe's suggestion that GOP efforts in the state were a "desperate ploy" to find an alternative path to 270 electoral votes. But Toomey noted that in 2010, Republicans swept statewide offices in Pennsylvania, and he predicted a similar electorate for Tuesday's presidential vote. "If you take a look at what happened the last time Pennsylvanians went to the polls, which is 2010, Republicans swept," Toomey told CNN on "Starting Point." "I won a statewide office....
  • Poll: Romney surges in Pennsylvania

    10/09/2012 10:35:06 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 38 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 9, 2012 | Dave Boyer
    Mitt Romney's strong performance in the first presidential debate may have put Pennsylvania back in play, and closed the gap with President Obama in other battleground states. A Siena Research Institute Poll on Tuesday showed the Republican nominee trailing Mr. Obama by only three percentage points, 43 percent to 40 percent, in the Keystone State. Other polls prior to the debate had shown Mr. Obama with as much as a 12-point lead. "Pennsylvania's 20 electoral votes suddenly appear to be up for grabs," said poll director Don Levy. "Romney not only has Republican support but now leads in vote-rich areas...
  • Romney Surging in PA (O 47 R 45)

    10/08/2012 3:51:52 PM PDT · by NoobRep · 30 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 10/8/12 | American Spectator
    Just in. The Susquehanna Poll (from the Susquehanna Polling and Research folks ) have just released their post-debate poll of Pennsylvania. Bottom line: Romney is suddenly surging, with Obama leading by a mere two points -- which is to say a "virtual dead heat." Concludes the poll: There is (my emphasis) "clear evidence the debates have helped solidify the Keystone State as a tossup election in November and one well within Romney's reach."
  • Mitt Romney's ‘secret:’ Pennsylvania is competitive

    09/28/2012 10:42:31 AM PDT · by kingattax · 50 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/28/12 | DARREN SAMUELSOHN
    WAYNE, Pa. — Mitt Romney declared Pennsylvania a battleground during a mid-morning rally here Friday, despite public polls showing him well behind in the race for the state’s prized 20 electoral votes. “I’ve got a little secret here and that is that the Obama campaign thinks that Pennsylvania is in their pocket. They don’t need to worry about it,” Romney said during a visit to a military academy in the Philadelphia suburbs. “And you’re right and they’re wrong. We’re going to win Pennsylvania and we’re going to take the White House.”
  • PA Dems complain about GOP gerrymandering, have their own very gerrymandered map.

    12/14/2011 1:30:23 PM PST · by paman12 · 6 replies
    Dems Release Their Own Congressional Map Democrats have strongly criticized the congressional map unveiled yesterday by Harrisburg Republicans. Well-grounded accusations of partisanship fill the air. So Senate Democrats have released their own version. The caucus will introduce the map below as an amendment to SB 1249 at some point Wednesday. Since Republicans have the Governor’s mansion and majorities in the Pa. House and Senate, it’s unlikely to go anywhere. But it’s interesting to look at.The full map is below. Bless them for including municipal breakdowns. It raises an interesting question: can Dems still complain about gerrymandering when their maps looks...
  • Pennsylvania redistricting Plan a Coup for GOP

    Republicans notched a major redistricting win on Tuesday with the unveiling of a Pennsylvania congressional map that deals a sharp blow to Democrats’ prospects in the state. The GOP-drawn plan, released by a state legislative redistricting panel, forces two Democrats into an incumbent vs. incumbent face-off for a southwestern Pennsylvania-based seat and shores up more than a half-dozen House Republicans.
  • Former U.S. president Clinton says Middle East peace one of his great regrets

    03/07/2006 6:31:13 PM PST · by presidio9 · 84 replies · 1,153+ views
    Yahoo News & Canadian Press ^ | March 7, 2006 | DENE MOORE
    There is a whole Arab world that isn't mentioned in the news that is victimized by terrorists and religious fanatics, says former U.S. president Bill Clinton. It's also a world where there are many people dedicated to building a lasting peace, Clinton said during a speech in Montreal on Tuesday. Even the recent election of Hamas doesn't mean Palestinians support the violence and terrorism often linked to the extremist group, Clinton said. Palestinians don't want violence and Shariah law, he said. "Palestinians elected Hamas because they promised to make the buses run on time," Clinton told about 5,000 people who...
  • Hamas win may be good

    02/13/2006 9:13:44 AM PST · by Clive · 13 replies · 397+ views
    Toronto Sun ^ | 2006-02-13 | Peter Worthington
    By inviting Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh to visit Moscow, Russian President Vladimir Putin has thrust himself into the Palestinian debate. While Putin doesn’t consider Hamas a terrorist organization, as the U.S. does, it still begs the question as to whether Hamas’ stunning electoral victory is good or bad for Israel, good or bad for peace? Initial hysteria in some quarters over Hamas democratically winning electoral power has eased. It caught the world by surprise — except for Israel, where many had anticipated a Hamas win. In Israel and elsewhere, there is uncertainty about what it will mean to prospects of...
  • Outgoing PA parliament tightens Abbas' grip on gov't

    02/13/2006 7:32:07 AM PST · by Jack_1 · 3 replies · 256+ views
    The outgoing Palestinian parliament gave Mahmoud Abbas sweeping new powers Monday, just days before Hamas was to take control of the legislature. Legal expert Issam Abdeen said the new legislation would allow Abbas to "cancel any law approved by the new parliament on the pretext it is unconstitutional." Hamas spokesman Said Siyam said parliament had no right to make last-minute changes, and that Hamas would overturn the old parliament's decisions after the new legislature convenes Saturday. "The parliament has no mandate and no authority to issue any new legislation," he said, calling Monday's action "not legitimate."