Newsletter for Tuesday, April 26
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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW TO VOTE TODAY
Happy Primary Election Day! You’ve been preparing for this moment for like, six months, right? If not, here’s everything you need to help you feel like an election pro today. For starters, make sure you show up at the right place and time. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., and you can find your polling place here. If endorsements are your jam, we’ve been tracking them so you can vote according to your favorite publication, union, etc. Use our Procrastinator’s Guide as a primer on the people, the issues and the ballot questions you can vote on. And take this Pocket Guide with you to the polls so you know what documentation you need and what to do if you run into problems.
JOHNNY DOC, STEPHEN ZAPPALA AND PAYBACK IN THE STATE AG RACE
Why are so many Philly politicians throwing support behind a Pittsburgh guy? Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala has clinched the support of Mayor Jim Kenney, state Sen. Anthony Williams, a number of Philly council members and state representatives, and he even won the endorsement of the Philadelphia Democratic City Committee. Meanwhile, Montgomery County Commissioner Josh Shapiro, Zappala’s biggest competition in the Democratic primary, has the endorsement of City Council President Darrell Clarke, Gov. Tom Wolf, Sen. Bob Casey and a laundry list of local interest groups and other politicians. What’s the Philly-Zappala connection? There’s a backstory. And it may have something to do with why the Philly teachers’ union abruptly withdrew its endorsement of Shapiro yesterday.
Today's the today. If you're a Democrat or Republican, you can pick your next president, congress person and more. If you're an Independent or undecided, a few ballot questions await you.
Where: Multiple locations
When: April 26, 2016 at 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
How much: FREE
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WEIRD MOMENTS FROM THE PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGNS IN PA
Since the late 1980s, Pennsylvania has rarely been a true presidential election swing state. But as both sides of the aisle — more so the Republican party — fight to their respective conventions, our state will actually play a critical role tomorrow when voters head to the polls. And we’ve felt that. Every presidential candidate still in the race has been to our state multiple times to hold rallies or give speeches or meet with interest groups. Here are nine ~memories~ from the presidential campaign trail here in Philadelphia and Pennsylvania.
THE BIG SURPRISE IN OUR ULTIMATE PHILLIES ELITE 8
The search for the Ultimate Phillie is down to just eight players, and while there were very few upsets in the first round, the second round of voting, which set up this Elite Eight, was very telling. Now is your chance to vote for who makes the Final Four. Admittedly, the way the four regions were constructed, the quarterfinal round gives us three legendary Phillies matchups and one that’s really sort of…weird. Schmidt versus Utley. Ashburn versus Klein. Carlton versus Roberts. McGraw versus Chooch. Wait… Anyway, now’s your chance to vote in the third round of the Ultimate Phillie bracket.