US: Pennsylvania (News/Activism)

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Examiner: Philadelphia had 35 drug overdoses in 5 days

    12/09/2016 7:43:30 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 9, 2016 4:23 PM EST | Errin Haines Whack
    The Philadelphia medical examiner’s office says as many as 35 fatal drug overdoses over a recent five-day period might be part of a bigger problem: the national opioid crisis. Philadelphia police and the medical examiner’s office are working to determine the cause of the overdoses and possible reasons for the spike in deaths. “There are overdoses that occur every day and people don’t die,” said police spokesman Lt. John Stanford. “What’s coming to the forefront is the fact that people are overdosing and dying.” A dozen people alone died from overdoses Dec. 1. Another four died the following day. That...
  • Philly judge: Decision coming Monday on Stein's petition for statewide recount

    12/09/2016 2:21:39 PM PST · by dirtboy · 59 replies
    Philly.com ^ | 12/9/2016 | Jeremy Roebuck
    A federal judge in Philadelphia will rule Monday on the Green Party-backed petition for a Pennsylvania recount, leaving just one day before the state needs to certify its presidential vote total for the electoral college. Judge Paul Diamond signaled his plan after a Friday afternoon hearing in which supporters of Green Party nominee Jill Stein pushed their bid for a recount, citing concerns about the integrity of Pennsylvania's voting system and the technology it uses.
  • Presidential recount ordered in Chester County (Pa)

    12/08/2016 2:01:35 PM PST · by katnip · 34 replies
    Daily Local News ^ | 12/08/16 | Michael Rellahan
    WEST CHESTER >> The Common Pleas Court judge’s decision allowing for more than a dozen provisional ballots cast in the race for the 156th Legislative District seat has paved the way for an eventual hand recount of the votes cast in the tight race and, ultimately, a decision on who has won. But that recount will take a back seat, at least temporarily, to a hand recount of the results of the presidential race in Chester County, a recount demanded by supporters of failed Green Party candidate Jill Stein and some disappointed Democrats. On Thursday, the county Board of Elections...
  • Pittsburgh council prez says conversion therapy is 'soul murder'

    12/08/2016 6:33:21 AM PST · by Buckeye McFrog · 42 replies
    PGHTrib.com ^ | 12/7/2016 | Bob Bauder
    Pittsburgh City Council on Wednesday advanced legislation that would prohibit licensed mental health professionals from subjecting minors to “conversion therapy,” the practice of attempting to change a person's sexual orientation. The legislation is intended to protect gay and transgender people younger than 18 and was a response to the election of Republican Donald Trump and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as president and vice president, said council President Bruce Kraus, a South Side Democrat. Kraus, who is gay, called conversion therapy “a form of soul murder.” “I think it's obvious if anyone has followed national news there's clearly been a change...
  • Feds Seek 17 to 21 Years for Ex-Congressman Chaka Fattah

    12/07/2016 2:54:26 PM PST · by PROCON · 38 replies
    AP ^ | Dec. 6, 2016 | MARYCLAIRE DALE
    Federal prosecutors are seeking a sentence of 17 to 21 years for a former Pennsylvania congressman convicted of a racketeering scheme that included a string of illicit financial moves to cover up an illegal $1 million campaign loan. Eleven-term Philadelphia Democrat Chaka Fattah is scheduled to be sentenced Monday, the denouement of a 30-year political career that took him on Air Force One and to a seat on the powerful House Appropriations Committee.
  • Judge schedules hearing for Green Party's Pa. recount push

    12/07/2016 5:41:14 AM PST · by randita · 30 replies
    The Inquirer Daily News ^ | 12/7/16 | Jeremy Roebuck & Chris Brennan
    THE GREEN Party-backed push for a recount of Pennsylvania's presidential election results will get its day in federal court. U.S. District Judge Paul S. Diamond on Tuesday ordered a Friday hearing to consider the party's request for a forensic examination of voting machines used across the state and a statewide recount of paper ballots. The proceeding will take place just days before the Dec. 13 federal deadline for the state to certify its votes, setting up a tight window for the examination should the judge allow it to proceed. "This is a step toward ensuring that voters of this state...
  • Judge schedules hearing for Green Party's Pennsylvania recount push

    12/06/2016 3:06:18 PM PST · by dirtboy · 49 replies
    Philly.com ^ | 12/6/2016 | Jeremy Roebuck
    The Green Party-backed push for a recount of Pennsylvania's presidential election results will get its day in federal court. U.S. District Judge Paul S. Diamond on Tuesday ordered a Friday hearing to consider the party's request for a forensic examination of voting machines used across the state and a statewide recount of paper ballots. The proceeding will take place just five days before the Dec. 13 federal deadline for the state to certify its votes, raising questions over whether that would leave enough time for a thorough examination should the judge allow the recount to proceed. Former Green Party presidential...
  • Letter from Pennsylvania: Allegheny County’s Shale Gas Reserves are Huge

    12/06/2016 2:32:29 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 6, 2016 | Colin McNickle
    Simply put, the numbers are stunning: In Allegheny County, Pa., alone, estimates of “totally technically recoverable reserves” of shale natural gas exceed 150 trillion cubic feet. “This is nearly five times the minimum required for classification as a super-giant gas field and enough natural gas to provide all of America’s needs for more than five years,” recently wrote Gregory Wrightstone and Justin Skaggs in Oil and Gas Investor. Wrightstone, a petroleum geologist/consultant at Wrightstone Energy Consulting in Allison Park, Pa., and Skaggs, a geologist with Pin Oak Energy Partners in Akron, Ohio, say at today’s depressed market prices, “the...
  • Clock ticking, city seeks more kids for pre-k (If You Fund It..)

    12/06/2016 8:46:59 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 4 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 12/06/2016 | Julia Terruso
    The city has filled only about half of the newly created pre-K seats it is funding, with one month to go until the program's January start. As of Monday, 1,150 families had started the enrollment process for 2,000 available spots. Enrollment opened Oct. 20. "We know from the district's pre-K and kindergarten registration that a lot of families wait until the last minute," said Deana Gamble, spokeswoman for the city's Office of Education. "So we're not overly concerned at this point, but we're still actively reaching out to families to encourage them to sign up."
  • Largest two Pennsylvania counties (both of which Clinton won) net Hillary +5 votes.

    12/06/2016 8:28:00 AM PST · by Reagan80 · 64 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/05/2016 | Kerry Picket
    Pennsylvania’s largest two counties completed their presidential vote recounts Monday and Hillary Clinton only picked up five votes. According to an election official in Philadelphia County, the largest county in the state, Clinton netted five votes after its final computations. Another official from the board of elections in the second largest county — Allegheny, where the city of Pittsburgh is located — told The Daily Caller that no numbers changed after their second recount was completed. Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2016/12/05/pennsylvanias-largest-counties-complete-recounts-and-clinton-wins-five-votes/#ixzz4S4mYtXQk
  • Stein's Recount May Prevent WI, PA, MI Votes From Being Counted by the Electoral College

    12/05/2016 10:16:36 PM PST · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 79 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 11-27-16 | Jim Hoft
    Jill Stein is asking for recounts in an effort to nullify the electoral votes of Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania. Federal law says that presidential recounts must be completed within 35 days after an election. Stein waited until 90 minutes before the Wisconsin deadline for filing a recount petition expired. All the votes have to be certified by December 13 according to a report on Friday. The electors meet on December 19. Wisconsin will almost certainly miss that deadline, since the last recount took more than a month. And that recount was for a state Supreme Court contest where only 1.5...
  • Hate Hoax: Villanova Student Withdraws Trump Voters Attack Claim

    12/05/2016 7:12:36 PM PST · by HokieMom · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/5/16 | John Binder
    A Villanova University student has asked police to drop their investigation into an incident in which she alleged she was attacked by white male President-Elect Donald Trump supporters. An African-American female student at the university alleged in a hate crime-related story that after Trump’s victory against Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, a group of white men knocked her to the ground as they yelled “Trump,” Philly.com reported. Last month, the student asked the local police department to shut down the investigation into the incident, yet police did not reveal the reason for her request. Villanova University campus police say the student...
  • The Philly recount is done, and it didn’t help Hillary much at all

    12/05/2016 5:06:34 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 68 replies
    The great Philadelphia recount has ended, and Hillary Clinton got five more votes than she had in her previous total. Donald Trump’s number stayed the same, as did the totals for Independent candidate Gary Johnson and the Green Party’s Jill Stein after the City Commissioners Office recounted votes in 75 of Philadelphia’s more than 1600 voting divisions. The recount had been launched by 250-plus Philadelphia residents answering the call of Stein, who asked for three petitioners in each of Pennsylvania’s voting district to file recounts to assist in her attempts to get a statewide recount through a Commonwealth Court and...
  • No change in Allegheny County (PA) election results after recanvass

    12/05/2016 11:06:08 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 12 replies
    WPXI ^ | December 5, 2016
    PITTSBURGH - Election officials in Allegheny County finished recanvassing dozens of voting districts Monday, with no changes in the election results. A recanvass is not the same as a recount. Elections Division staff compared the final results from the voting machines in 52 districts to the results on the flash memory cards.
  • WHAT’S GOING ON? Trump Loses 16,648 Votes in Pennsylvania In the Last Week

    12/05/2016 8:19:24 AM PST · by Nachum · 39 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 12/5/16 | Jim Hoft
    What’s Going On? Donald TRump has last 16,648 votes in Pennsylvania in the last week – since November 29th. Massive voter fraud in Pennsylvania has been identified. The final certified results in Pennsylvania show Donald Trump winning the state with 2,961,658 votes, while former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton won 2,913,903 votes. The difference is 47,755 votes. This is what is now reported after absentee ballots were counted as reported on Friday, December 2nd. Before the recounts on November 29th, the New York Times reported that Donald Trump was winning the state with 2,959,839 votes, while former Secretary of State...
  • Green Party asks US court to order Pennsylvania recount

    12/05/2016 7:19:27 AM PST · by dirtboy · 87 replies
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Green Party-backed lawyers want a federal judge to order a recount of Pennsylvania's Nov. 8 presidential election result, won by Republican Donald Trump. A federal lawsuit filed Monday morning in Philadelphia names state elections officials and says Pennsylvania's barriers to a recount violate voters' constitutional rights.
  • Green Party Changes Strategy, Will Seek Pennsylvania Recount (Through Federal Court)

    12/04/2016 7:51:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    NBC News ^ | December 4, 2016 | Phil Helsel
    The Green Party shifted strategy in its recount effort Saturday, saying it will pursue a statewide effort in Pennsylvania in federal rather than state court. The move came hours after the Green Party dropped its state court case seeking a recount in the battleground state, which narrowly voted for Trump. The lead attorney for the Jill Stein-led recount effort later said that the state court is not able to tackle what he called "pervasive" problems. "Make no mistake — the Stein campaign will continue to fight for a statewide recount in Pennsylvania," attorney Jonathan Abady said in the statement late...
  • Green Party's Jill Stein To Seek Intervention Of Federal Court In Pennsylvania Recount Bid

    12/04/2016 5:36:27 AM PST · by Fennie · 48 replies
    RT News ^ | December 4, 2016
    US Green Party candidate Jill Stein said her campaign will appeal to a federal court on Monday to seek a state-wide vote recount in Pennsylvania, hours after dropping a lawsuit in a local court, saying the cost of the lawsuit was too high. "Make no mistake - the Stein campaign will continue to fight for a state-wide recount in Pennsylvania. We are committed to this fight to protect the civil and voting rights of all Americans," Jonathan Abady, the lead counsel for Jill Stein's recount bid, said in a statement on Sunday. "The barriers to verifying the vote in Pennsylvania...
  • Green Party will switch to federal court for Penn. recount bid

    12/03/2016 10:53:29 PM PST · by entropy12 · 56 replies
    cbsnews ^ | Updated Dec 4, 2016 12:52 AM EST | cbs/ap
    HARRISBURG, Pa. -- A Green Party-backed campaign changed its strategy to force a statewide recount of Pennsylvania’s Nov. 8 presidential election, won by Republican Donald Trump, and said late Saturday night that it will seek help in the federal courts, rather than the state courts. The announcement that it would seek an emergency federal court order on Monday for a recount came hours after it dropped a case in the state courts. “Make no mistake - the Stein campaign will continue to fight for a statewide recount in Pennsylvania,” recount campaign lawyer Jonathan Abady said in a statement issued around...
  • Green Party drops PA case, plans to go federal

    12/04/2016 1:06:55 AM PST · by tank_sherman · 177 replies
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | December 3, 2016 | Marc Levy / Associated Press
    HARRISBURG, Pa. — Green Party-backed voters dropped a court case Saturday night that had sought to force a statewide recount of Pennsylvania’s Nov. 8 presidential election, won by Republican Donald Trump, in what Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein had framed as an effort to explore whether voting machines and systems had been hacked and the election result manipulated. But later Saturday night, the party announced it’ll go to federal court instead. A statement from the lead lawyer for the recount campaign says it’ll seek an emergency federal court order for the recount. It says barriers to a recount in...
  • Over in PA: Stein Withdraws Election Challenge,

    12/03/2016 3:06:35 PM PST · by LS · 333 replies
    Twitter | 12/3/2016 | Self
    Plaintiffs withdraw recount/contest. It's over.
  • Green Party drops election recount bid in Pennsylvania

    12/03/2016 6:30:23 PM PST · by Nachum · 36 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 12/3/16 | Agencies
    WASHINGTON, United States — Former Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein dropped her efforts Saturday to request a vote recount in Pennsylvania, one of three battleground states won by Donald Trump where she is challenging the results. “Petitioners are regular citizens of ordinary means. They cannot afford to post the $1,000,000 bond required by the court,” read a filing submitted in the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania. On Twitter, she later added: “#Recount2016 is so expensive because of elected leaders who have refused to invest in a 21st-century voting system.”
  • Breaking: Green Party withdraws PA recount demand

    12/03/2016 5:01:14 PM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | December 3, 2016 | ED MORRISEY
    Looks like Jill Stein has run out of cash. CBS’ Pittsburgh affiliate reports that the Green Party can’t raise the $1 million bond for the Pennsylvania recount, and has withdrawn their demand. And with that, the election is well and truly over: The Green Party is dropping its court case seeking a recount of Pennsylvania’s Nov. 8 presidential election. It had wanted to explore whether voting machines and systems had been hacked and the election result manipulated.The Green Party’s filing came Saturday, saying it couldn’t afford the $1 million bond the court had set. A Commonwealth Court hearing had been...
  • Challenge to presidential election in Pennsylvania is over [Pennsylvania recount challenge dropped!]

    12/03/2016 3:04:49 PM PST · by roostercogburn · 74 replies
    ABC 27 News ^ | December 3, 2016 | By Dave Marcheskie
    Green Party drops challenge.
  • The Most Bourgeois Sight Imaginable': Philadelphia Attorney Is Caught Spray-Painting 'F*** Trump'...

    12/03/2016 9:45:56 AM PST · by Steelfish · 33 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | December 3, 2016
    The Most Bourgeois Sight Imaginable': Philadelphia Attorney Is Caught Spray-Painting 'F*** Trump' Graffiti While Wearing A Blazer, Chinos And Swilling A Glass Of Wine 3 December 2016 A lawyer from Philadelphia has been caught on camera daubing a wall with anti-Trump graffiti while dressed in smart blazer and holding a glass of wine. Duncan Lloyd, who is an assistant city solicitor has been identified in the surveillance footage that saw him and another man walking along Germantown Avenue in Chestnut Hill on November 25. Lloyd, who is smartly dressed in the video, is seen filming or taking photos, while a...
  • Hillary Clinton Catches Up by 23,700 Votes in Pennsylvania - Before Recount Even Begins

    12/03/2016 6:26:07 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 115 replies
    With recount effort now underway in the three razor-tight swing states of Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania, it turns out Hillary Clinton has already moved closer to winning those states than had originally been announced. In the past two weeks Michigan and Wisconsin have both voluntarily revised the size of Donald Trump’s “win” downward by thousands of votes each. And now Pennsylvania has shrunk the size of Trump’s win by tens of thousands of votes. It’s important to understand that these revisions have been made by the states before the recounts even got underway. These shifts in the vote totals have...
  • Reinstituting earmarks could benefit region (BARF)

    12/03/2016 1:04:05 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The Altonna Mirror ^ | November 27, 2016 | Altoona Mirror editorial board
    Earmarks again are a topic in Congress, and people in this part of Pennsylvania shouldn’t condemn them. Back in the 1970s, when highway construction was booming around the biggest population centers of the Keystone State, places like Altoona, Johnstown, Ebensburg and Bedford were told that once those projects were completed, work would begin on their roadway needs.But as the large-scale projects around Philadelphia, Harrisburg, Pittsburgh and Erie were completed, the promises that had been made to Blair County and other smaller-population areas, didn’t materialize because of alleged money shortages.The message seemed to be: “We’ll get to you sometime, but for...
  • Election argument ends with assault, Donora police say

    12/02/2016 9:54:59 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 51 replies
    An argument over the recent presidential election in the lobby of a Donora high-rise apartment complex ended with a resident of the building hitting a 69-year-old woman over the head with a chair, police said. Matthew Pugh, 27, of Donora Towers, 685 Meldon Ave., was arrested Wednesday on a warrant obtained by Donora police on charges of attempted homicide, aggravated assault, simple assault and reckless endangerment. Borough police were called to the apartment complex Nov. 20. Witnesses told police that Pugh and the woman, also a Donora Towers resident, were in the lobby when they got into a disagreement about...
  • PA Tally Complete: Trump Wins by 45,000 Votes [update at reply 50]

    12/02/2016 7:50:04 PM PST · by LS · 205 replies
    per @RichardWeaving (Twitter) | 12/2/2016 | self/Twitter
    Pennsylvania final numbers Trump Beat Hillary by over 45,000 votes Decision Desk HQ Trump 2,961,875 Clinton 2,915,440
  • 22,000 Trump votes of lead disappears in PA per CNBC

    12/02/2016 6:35:40 PM PST · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 191 replies
    CNBC ^ | 12/2/16
    http://www.cnbc.com/2016/12/02/recount-news-heres-the-latest-on-the-recount-efforts-in-mi-wi-and-pa.html
  • The Inquirer Daily News

    12/02/2016 5:54:46 PM PST · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 4 replies
    The InquirerDaily News ^ | 12/02/2016 | Claudia Vargas
    Some snapped pictures, others watched intently as an official recount of 75 Philadelphia voting divisions took place Friday afternoon at the city's massive voting machine warehouse in Nicetown. The recount of 4 percent of the city's 1,686 voting divisions was the result of a recount campaign launched by Green party presidential candidate Jill Stein in various counties and states throughout the country. Philadelphia City Commissioners, who make up the Board of Elections, agreed to recount ballots in 75 divisions in which there were at least three affidavits for each division from voters asking for a recount. They rejected the request...
  • Philadelphia starts an election recount of 4 percent of divisions

    12/02/2016 4:36:53 PM PST · by bobsunshine · 83 replies
    Philly.Com News ^ | December 2, 2016 | Claudia Vargas
    Some snapped pictures, others watched intently as an official recount of 75 Philadelphia voting divisions took place Friday afternoon at the city's massive voting machine warehouse in Nicetown. The recount of 4 percent of the city's 1,686 voting divisions was the result of a recount campaign launched by Green party presidential candidate Jill Stein in various counties and states throughout the country. Philadelphia City Commissioners, who make up the Board of Elections, agreed to recount ballots in 75 divisions in which there were at least three affidavits for each division from voters asking for a recount. They rejected the request...
  • Getting a Recount in Pennsylvania Is Next to Impossible

    12/02/2016 12:37:26 PM PST · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 21 replies
    CBS Pittsburgh ^ | 11/28/16 | Jon Delano
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Donald Trump won Pennsylvania by just 71,000 votes out of 5.8 million votes cast. But his 1 percent victory over Hillary Clinton was enough to avoid the state’s automatic recount triggered when a vote margin is less than one-half percent. I’m looking to get an accurate count on the vote,” Weslee Hursh, of Centerville Borough, told KDKA political editor Jon Delano on Monday http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2016/11/28/getting-a-recount-in-Pennsylvania-is-next-to-impossible/
  • State Republicans seek to prevent recount in some precincts

    12/02/2016 12:15:14 PM PST · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 5 replies
    Pittsburgh Post Gazette ^ | 12/01 | Chris Potter
    State Republicans are seeking to prevent a recount of ballots in some Allegheny County precincts on Monday, arguing that petitions seeking the recount were filed in the wrong place. “The Elections Board has no power or authority to conduct any further recount or recanvass,” said a Wednesday filing in Common Pleas Court by Republican attorneys Ronald Hicks and Lawrence Tabas. The arguments involved are technical, and rely on a close reading of the timeline according to which votes are counted and challenges may be permitted. But in essence, Republicans argue that those seeking the recount were in the wrong place...
  • Trump team makes legal bid to block all THREE recounts as lawyers for the president-elect call Jill

    12/02/2016 9:09:33 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 12:01 EST, 2 December 2016 | AP/DailyMail.com Reporter/Francesca Chambers
    Donald Trump and his backers have launched formal legal bids to stop recounts in, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan that are being pushed for by failed Green Party candidate Jill Stein. Lawyers for Trump’s campaign have entered arguments in Pennsylvania and Michigan — calling Stein’s quest a “farce” — and in the latter, the state attorney general has filed to stop the recount effort he says “abuses the intent of Michigan law”. Trump’s supporters are taking legal action in Wisconsin where a third recount effort is underway. …
  • Trump Team Moves To Block Pennsylvania Recount

    12/02/2016 4:49:30 AM PST · by drewh · 92 replies
    Attorneys for President-elect Donald Trump have moved to block the vote recount in Pennsylvania, adding to complaints filed to stop similar proceedings in Michigan and Wisconsin. “Despite being no more than a blip on the electoral radar, Stein has now commandeered Pennsylvania’s electoral process, with an eye toward doing the same to the Electoral College,” the complaint filed Thursday states. “There is no evidence — or even an allegation — that any tampering with Pennsylvania’s voting systems actually occurred.” The filing comes on the heels of the Trump camp’s complaint reported earlier Thursday in Michigan dismissing Green Party candidate Jill...
  • Hillary Clinton lost Pennsylvania by just 46,000 votes, latest figures show

    12/01/2016 9:23:17 PM PST · by bobsunshine · 110 replies
    BillyPenn News ^ | December 1, 2016 | Anna Orso and Mark Dent
    Though Hillary Clinton lost Pennsylvania by a smaller margin than reported on election night, the race still isn’t close enough to trigger an automatic statewide recount of the votes, according to new figures. Nearly three weeks after the election, the City of Philadelphia has finished counting votes, including absentee and provisional ballots. Those totals significantly cut Clinton’s loss in Pennsylvania to President-elect Donald Trump, who amassed a mere 46,000 votes more than the Democratic nominee. More than five million people across the state voted in this election. That’s a difference of about 0.8 percent. In Pennsylvania, votes must be recounted...
  • Philadelphia City Attorney Identified In Connection With [bleep] Trump’ Graffiti [VIDEO]

    12/01/2016 1:59:16 PM PST · by kevcol · 51 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | December 1, 2016 | Chuck Ross
    <p>A Philadelphia city attorney has been identified as one of two men involved in spraying anti-Donald Trump graffiti on a building in the City of Brotherly Love last week.</p> <p>According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, assistant city solicitor Duncan Lloyd was captured on video with another man who spraypainted “Fuck Trump” on a new grocery store.</p>
  • S. Jersey man arrested in 'Pro-Trump', racist post-election vandalism in South Philly

    12/01/2016 10:56:38 AM PST · by dirtboy · 29 replies
    Philly.com ^ | 12/1/2016 | Julie Shaw
    A 58-year-old South Jersey man has been arrested and charged with vandalizing several vehicles and homes in South Philadelphia on the day after the presidential election, police announced Thursday. William Tucker, of the unit block of Hemmings Way in Lawnside, Camden County, has been arrested and charged in the early-morning Nov. 9 incidents on the 900 block of South Sixth Street, at the border of the Bella Vista and Queen Village, police said. On that morning, residents on the block awoke to find racist and pro-Trump graffiti spray painted on their storefronts, cars and homes. One of the damaged cars...
  • PA count updates per "Decision Desk HQ" Twitter

    12/01/2016 10:23:07 AM PST · by Methos8 · 98 replies
    Decision Desk HQ ^ | 12/1/2016 | Decision Desk HQ
    ***I AM NOT VOUCHING 100% FOR THIS - BUT SAW THIS ON TWITTER AND REPEATING HERE*** In PA per 11/9 AM count, Trump 2,912,941, Clinton 2,844,705. After nearly every county has updated: Trump 2,961,875, Clinton 2,915,440. Lead is now 46k according to these guys. They are saying the change was driven by updated counts out of Philadelphia: Clinton 584,020 (from 560,542) Trump 108,748 (from 105,418) This is not as part of a recount, but from final official releases by county in PA.
  • Ex-ICE Agent: I 'Routinely' Arrested Illegal Immigrants with Voter Registrations

    12/01/2016 9:20:23 AM PST · by george76 · 36 replies
    fox news ^ | 27 Nov 2016
    Voting by illegal immigrants is easy to do and is being done in the United States, a former ICE agent explained on "The O'Reilly Factor." ... In addition to winning the Electoral College in a landslide, I won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally . - Trump. ... To assess the claim, O'Reilly talked to retired ICE Special-Agent-In-Charge Claude Arnold, who said he "routinely" arrested illegal immigrants who had voter registrations. "I worked in six locations across the United States. I probably arrested more than 1,000 illegal aliens in my career and I...
  • More Bad News For Jill Stein As Pennsylvania Judge Blocks Recount Petitions

    12/01/2016 8:48:47 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 12/01/2016
    As most people are still trying to figure out exactly what Jill Stein is doing and why she's doing it, a judge in Montgomery County Pennsylvania, just north of Philadelphia, has decided he's seen enough.  After hearing arguments from attorneys representing Jill Stein’s campaign and the Montgomery County Board of Elections, Judge Bernard A. Moore dismissed the petitions of voters in 78 precincts to recount votes or forensically analyze voting machines due a lack of evidence and improperly filed petitions.  Per The Times Herald of Montgomery County: “What we keep going back to is that our voting machines are...
  • Court hearing set to consider Pa. Vote Recount

    12/01/2016 7:11:26 AM PST · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 27 replies
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | 11-30-16 | Angela Couloumbis
    HARRISBURG — The Green Party-backed push for a recount of Pennsylvania’s presidential election results will get its day in court. Commonwealth Court has scheduled a hearing for 10 a.m. Monday in Harrisburg to consider the recount effort pushed by former Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein, according to a court order Tuesday. Ms. Stein’s campaign helped coordinate a legal challenge this week seeking the statewide recount, contending the Nov. 8 election was illegal and its results inaccurate. It cited as evidence research by computer scientists pointing to potential hacking of electronic voting machines, as well as numerous news reports of...
  • Montco Jude rejects presidential vote recount request

    12/01/2016 7:00:18 AM PST · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 18 replies
    The Inquirer Daily News ^ | 12-01-16 | Laura McCrystal
    A Montgomery County Court judge rejected a petition Wednesday to recanvass votes in some of the county's precincts, turning down a request by Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein's campaign, which is seeking a recount of votes in Pennsylvania. Judge Bernard A. Moore dismissed the petitions for recounts in 72 of the 425 precincts at the end of a brief hearing Wednesday afternoon, offering no reason for his ruling. The petitions were part of an effort by Stein's campaign to seek a statewide recount. The campaign filed a petition in Commonwealth Court that is scheduled for consideration Monday. Voters also...
  • Delaware County elector receives hundreds of daily emails urging him not to vote Trump

    12/01/2016 5:14:56 AM PST · by Dr. Scarpetta · 31 replies
    The Times Herald ^ | 11/30/16 | Kathleen E. Carey
    A Delaware County elector is receiving 1,500 emails a day urging him to cast his ballot for someone other than Donald Trump as the state Department of State released personal information about him. Andrew Reilly, who is also Delaware County’s Republican Party chairman, is one of Pennsylvania’s 20 electors to the Electoral College. He is scheduled to cast his vote Dec. 19 and has been receiving the emails, most of them automated, in attempt to persuade him to vote other than how the majority of voters in Pennsylvania choose. Reilly said Pennsylvania Department of State officials told him they accidentally...
  • Montco judge rejects presidential-vote recount request (in PA)

    11/30/2016 6:26:22 PM PST · by bobsunshine · 10 replies
    Philly.Com News ^ | November 30, 2016 | Laura McCrystal
    A Montgomery County Court judge rejected a petition Wednesday to recanvass votes in some of the county's precincts, turning down a request by Green Party candidate Jill Stein's campaign, which is seeking a recount of votes in Pennsylvania. Judge Bernard A. Moore dismissed the petitions for recounts in 72 of the county's 425 precincts at the end of a brief hearing Wednesday afternoon, offering no reason for his ruling. The petitions were part of a larger effort by Stein's campaign to seek a statewide recount. Stein's campaign filed a petition in Commonwealth Court that is scheduled for consideration at a...
  • More White People Are Dying Than Are Being Born in 17 States

    11/30/2016 5:38:12 AM PST · by brucedickinson · 76 replies
    Time ^ | 11-29-2016 | Josh Sanburn
    More white Americans are now dying than being born in a third of U.S. states, according to a study released Tuesday, which shows white deaths outpacing births in a record 17 states stretching from California to Maine. The study, by the University of New Hampshire, found natural decreases in the white population across 17 states in 2014, including Florida, New Mexico, Pennsylvania and West Virginia, which together comprise 38% of the U.S. population. That’s a big shift from 2004 when only four states had more white deaths than births. The declines, exacerbated by the Great Recession, are largely driven by...
  • Details about election recount request in Pennsylvania

    11/29/2016 3:21:52 PM PST · by randita · 18 replies
    The Inquirer, Daily News ^ | 11/29/16 | MARC LEVY
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A hearing has been scheduled next week in a Green Party-backed request for a court-ordered recount of Pennsylvania's Nov. 8 presidential election result that cites a computer scientist's conclusion electronic voting machines can be manipulated by malware. The Commonwealth Court hearing was scheduled for Dec. 5 in Harrisburg. The court filing on Monday said the 100-plus people attaching their names to the petition believe the election result to be "illegal." A lawyer in the effort, Larry Otter, said the filing is unprecedented in Pennsylvania. The state's top elections official, Secretary of State Pedro Cortes, a Democrat,...
  • Pa. court sets hearing for Stein recount petition (next Monday)

    11/29/2016 3:16:51 PM PST · by randita · 30 replies
    The Inquirer, Daily News ^ | 11/29/16 | Angela Couloumbis
    HARRISBURG - The Green Party-backed push for a recount of Pennsylvania's presidential election results will get its day in court. Commonwealth Court on Tuesday scheduled a hearing for early next week to consider the recount effort pushed by former Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein. The hearing will be 10 a.m. Monday in Harrisburg. Stein has raised upwards of $6 million to finance recount efforts in the three key states - Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Michigan - that sealed President-elect Donald J. Trump's victory over Hillary Clinton. Clinton lost by less than 100,000 votes in all three states, which have a...
  • Allegheny County (PA) will recanvass dozens of voting machines

    11/29/2016 1:34:39 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 31 replies
    WPXI ^ | November 29, 2016
    PITTSBURGH - The Allegheny County Board of Elections announced it will recanvass 52 voting districts before certifying the results of the November election. Elections Division staff will check election-night voting machine results tapes against flash memory cards. The recanvass will take place on Monday, Dec. 5 at 10 a.m. in the County Office Building. Any candidate who ran in the presidential or Senate elections may be present or send an attorney on his or her behalf.