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Shapiro, Fetterman win as Dems take both statewide races in Pa.

Instead of an election that dragged on for days — Philly’s ballot counting process was smooth — Pennsylvanians awoke to decisive results.

  • Shapiro won 55% to 44% over Mastriano, who declined to concede the governor’s race. This marks the third consecutive gubernatorial victory for the Democratic Party in Pa., which hasn’t happened since 1844.

In the Senate race, Fetterman defied expectations (and the latest polls) to beat Oz with a statewide showing that served as a rebuke to post-stroke naysayers.

Pa. Governor-elect Josh Shapiro (R) embraces his family on election night, next to Lt. Gov.-elect Austin Davis

Pa. Governor-elect Josh Shapiro (R) embraces his family on election night, next to Lt. Gov.-elect Austin Davis

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Philly has four new councilmembers and two charter changes

No upsets were had in Philadelphia, which saw high turnout as voters cited abortion rights and democracy as reasons they went to the polls.

Both ballot questions easily passed — but the measure to create a new Department of Aviation proved more contentious than giving CTE grads extra points on the civil service exam.

A sign marking the polling place at Ben Franklin High School on North Broad Street

A sign marking the polling place at Ben Franklin High School on North Broad Street

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Philadelphia has 'I voted' stickers in nine languages this Election Day

Philadelphia now has 'I voted' stickers in nine languages

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Weekly brief on gun violence prevention (with PCGVR)

We publish this report each week in partnership with the Philadelphia Center for Gun Violence Reporting. 

By the numbers in Philadelphia

  • 54: Shooting victims recorded last week so far, vs. 27 the week prior. [City Controller via @PCGVR]
  • 2,060: Shooting victims this year, 2% ahead of last year’s pace. [PCGVR]
  • 455: Year-to-date homicides, 4% down from last year’s pace but up 66% vs. five years ago [Philly Police]

MAYOR WATCH: Nov. 9, 2022

No public events on the sked for Mayor Kenney on this Election Day morrow.

ON THE CALENDAR

đŸŸ Sip on some champers and chow down on a cheesesteak at a fundraiser for Philadelphia Youth Basketball hosted at Pat’s Steaks. Tickets start at $50. (5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9)

đŸ„• The Food Trust hosts a pop-up farmers market in Northern Liberties’ Piazza. If this one goes well, it could return on a weekly basis next spring. (10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12)

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