HILLARY CLINTON WINDS DOWN CAMPAIGN WITH ENORMOUS PHILLY RALLY
The image was glitzy and undeniably poignant: Hillary Clinton — who could today become the first woman elected president of the United States — standing in front of the most iconic place in Philadelphia, the city where her campaign officially began in July with the DNC. “I am not going to let anybody,” she said, “rip away the progress we’ve made.” Monday night’s campaign-closing event on Independence Mall in Philadelphia featured Clinton’s closing arguments while she was flanked by some of her most famous friends: Barack and Michelle Obama, husband Bill Clinton, Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi. And more than 30,000 people waited in a 2-mile line to watch. If you went to bed before it ended, here’s what went down.
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT VOTING TODAY
- The procrastinator’s guide to the 2016 election
- Your pocket voting guide: How, and where, to vote
- The Justice Department is monitoring polls in Philly today…
- … along with a beefed-up Election Fraud Task Force
- Who’s got the better PA ground game, Clinton or Trump?
THE SEPTA STRIKE RESOLUTION INVOLVES A FARE HIKE
SEPTA’s deal with the Transit Workers Union involves an increase in their pay, their pensions and their health care benefits. So guess who gets to pay for all that? Naturally, riders. SEPTA board chief Pat Deon told reporters that those fare hikes were already planned, though the transit authority has not yet disclosed what they are. But we did some math, and made some guesses.
Welcome the crew from Fat Head's Brewery and say hasta la vista to what this Center City Mexican beer bar calls "one of the most annoying election years in history."
Where: Jose Pistola's at 263 S. 15th St. 19102
When: November 8, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.
How much: Pay as you go, specials for "I Voted" sticker
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EXPLAINING THE EAGLES 4-4 START AT THE HALFWAY POINT OF THE SEASON
The Eagles started out so promising, beating up on Cleveland and Chicago before crushing the Pittsburgh Steelers to start the season, and the Carson Wentz and Doug Pederson era, 3-0. But after the bye week, the Eagles lost a close one late to Detroit after giving up a huge first-half lead. Then they lost a close one late to Washington after giving up a huge first-half lead. Things got worse. Why are we here, at 4-4 on the season? And what happens now?
HOW RELISH BECAME PHILLY’S GO-TO LUNCH SPOT ON ELECTION DAY
Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf plans to be in Philly on Nov. 8, but if you want to find him at lunchtime, don’t bother looking in Center City. Same goes for Mayor Jim Kenney. Both men — and likely most of the other local Dems, Dem hopefuls and key Democrat supporters — will be out in West Oak Lane instead. They’ll be at Relish, the jazz and soul food restaurant that’s become the new Election Day hot spot for the Philly political class. Here’s how a spot far from Center City captures the political class every time people start voting.