From Oakland, to NYC, to L.A., to Richmond to Portland, thousands of Americans protested Trump's stunning win last night. Philadelphia was no exception. Reports say roughly 1,000 marched in the city Wednesday. One Temple student told Philly.com the demonstration was "uplifting." "This is my first time voting," the student said, "I'm angry that I had to choose between the two worst people."
Donald Trump flipped the nation’s electoral map on its head. And it seems he did the same thing in Pennsylvania. For the first time since 1988, Pennsylvania has elected a Republican presidential candidate despite a Democratic voter registration advantage of nearly a million people. With more than 99 percent of returns in, Trump carried the state by about a percentage point and more than 60,000 votes. Here's analysis of the results with a close look at the key counties.
Philly GOP chairman Joe DeFelice didn’t see it coming at first either. Wednesday he said he was “shocked” Donald Trump took Pennsylvania and is going to become the next President. Now that the electoral votes have been totaled up and the concessions given, he’s hopeful the victory could pay dividends for the local party and residents of this heavily Democratic city. Here's why (and how) DeFelice believes Trump will really make a difference for Philly.
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney took a few minutes Wednesday morning to console the city and a room of teary-eyed staff. He delivered prepared remarks flanked by members of City Council, and then went off-script, saying: “I want to just tell you that tomorrow will come, and the day after tomorrow will come, and we will still be a great country.” Here are the mayor's words on Philly's turnout, the election's victors, and taking the "time to heal."
OK you have our attention. WeWork Philadelphia is donating space for a post-election EdgeCase: Relax session. In attendence will be Fishtown's Floatation Philly, Kensington's Federal Distilling, multiweedia marketing agency Highjinx and Green Philly Company.
Where: WeWork Market St. 19103 at 5 Penn Center, 1601 Market St.
When: November 10, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.
How much: Free with RSVP
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At some point the Sixers will win a game, and they’ll probably still win more games than the 10 they won last year, but they are an absolute mess on the court right now, losing close games late and getting utterly blown out in others. Entering last night’s heartbreaking overtime loss to Indiana, this was where the Sixers’ big men stood. Since our last Big Man Tracker update the Sixers made a huge (pun) move, shipping out Jerami Grant for Ersan Ilyasova, adding another player 6-10 or taller to the enormous frontcourt mix.
XPN's the Key is reporting that an "interdisciplinary" protest festival is in the works. It'll be a one-day festival with a noon start time at Haus of Yarga. "Our goal is to bring artists from as many genres, backgrounds and mediums together in solidarity against the racism, sexism, homophobia and general xenophobia that has taken hold," organizers tell the Key. The festival is seeking artists to participate; here are more details for if you'd like to attend or take part.