Thursday, April 4, 2013
Colin Small, 23, allegedly trashed eight voter forms on the day of Virginia's registration deadline last fall.
All eight of the felony counts levied against Colin Small, the 23-year-old Phoenixville man who was accused of destroying voter registration forms in Virginia last fall, have been dropped, multiple outlets, including the Washington Post, are reporting. The felony charges stemmed from the allegation that when Small threw eight completed registration forms in a Dumpster, he was potentially disclosing the Social Security numbers of the voters. According to the Washington Post, the Rockingham County, Va. judge who is hearing the case decided that "the forms’ disposal didn’t equate with disclosing the numbers." While the felony charges were dropped, misdemeanor charges remain. In October, Small was arrested by the Rockingham County Sheriff’s …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
The Charlestown resident and former senatorial candidate writes that the social network creates an echo chamber.
Malvern-area resident Steve Welch, who ran for the Republican nomination to challenge Sen. Bob Casey earlier this year, believes Facebook is insulating its users, to the detriment of the GOP. In an op-ed published Sunday on Philly.com, Welch wrote that the social media network creates an echo chamber for users and stifles intelligent debate. He was susceptible to the insularity of the network, too, he said, and allowed it to influence his expectations of the 2012 election. Read the full column here, Facebook's self-affirmation pushes GOP out of mainstream, on philly.com.
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Fresh off clinching the 157th District for a second term, incumbent Republican Warren Kampf adressed supporters in Wayne.
For the second-consecutive election cycle, Republican Warren Kampf topped Democrat Paul Drucker for right to represent the 157th District in Pennsylvania’s House of Representatives. In the above video, Kampf addresses supporters at Landmark Americana in Wayne.
The Democrat fell by just over 1,000 votes in his bid to represent the 157th District.
Paul Drucker, the Democratic candidate for state Representative in the 157th District, fell to incumbent Republican Warren Kampf yesterday by a 1,002 vote margin. A former state Rep., Drucker told Patch this would be his last run for the seat. On November 7, he released the following statement, conceding defeat: It was a hard fought campaign, but we came up short. I am proud of the campaign we built and hope Representative Kampf will work in Harrisburg to represent all of the district. This fight is not over and the work continues to make sure our schools have the funding they need, that women’s rights are respected, and that gas companies are paying their fair share. Despite tonight’s loss, I would like to thank all of the voters who …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The Republican won a second term while Drucker admitted this was his last run in the district.
For the second-consecutive election cycle, Republican Warren Kampf topped Democrat Paul Drucker for right to represent the 157th District in Pennsylvania’s House of Representatives. The incumbent declared victory shortly before 11 p.m. Two years after beating Drucker by just under a thousand votes, Kampf ultimately won by 1,002. At an election night party at Wayne’s Landmark Americana, Kampf said his message of fiscal restraint struck a chord with the voters of the 157th. “Controlling spending in state government and not increasing the burden on the job sector, improving Pennsylvania’s competitiveness, making it more job-friendly, was all a large part of our message. Wages aren’t going up,” Kampf said, in the midst of a Republican …
Check this article for all the updated local information you need for Election Day.
With 225 of 226 polling places in Chester County reporting: U.S. Representative, District 6 U.S. Representative, District 7 PA Senate District 19 PA Representative, District 156 PA Representative, District 157 PA Representative, District 167 7:50 p.m.: East Whiteland Fire Company—More than a handful of people were in line as the final minutes ticked down before the doors closed. More than 1224 ballots had been cast in the large East Whiteland precinct. Judge of Elections Sue Drummond called it an "exhausting day" that nonetheless went more smoothly than she expected. 7 p.m.: Good Samaritan Church (Paoli)— Traffic slowed to a trickle in the final hour of voting—at 674 ballots cast out of 908 registered voters in the precinct. "It was a …
The incumbent candidate for the 19th District defeated his challenger, Chris Amentas.
State Sen. Andrew Dinniman was reelected Tuesday night to serve a second full term as a Pennsylvania state senator representing the 19th district. Dinniman defeated Republican challenger Chris Amentas, an East Fallowfield Township Supervisor, by about 16 percentage points. He celebrated the victory at his Exton campaign headquarters with more than a dozen supporters—family, staff and volunteers, and his dog Henry. Dinniman was a Chester County Commissioner when he was elected to state senate in 2006 to serve out the term of the late state Sen. Robert Thompson. He was re-elected to a full term in 2008. Looking to the six years ahead, Dinniman said he hopes to improve the state's education system, avoiding a "one-size-fits-all" approach to …
The now-fourth term state Rep. topped Democratic challenger Rob Broderick by 17 percentage points.
Duane Milne says his fourth term in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives is going to be all about jobs. That means it’s going to be all about education. After topping Democratic challenger Rob Broderick by a 59 percent to 41 percent margin, the freshly reelected 167th District representative promised to pursue serious higher education reform in his next two years in Harrisburg, with an eye on better preparing Pennsylvanians for the high-skill jobs that are in their backyards. To this end, the Republican said he will nudge the Commonwealth’s community colleges, vocational schools, and even traditional four year colleges towards a curriculum that “focuses on the kind of career paths that are going to be on the vanguard in Pennsylvania…
A challenge to an "inactive" voter incited an allegation of voter intimidation from an observer.
An allegation of voter intimidation brought police to Phoenixville Area High School on the morning of Election Day. According to Judge of Elections Charlie Dewey, a man attempted to vote at the Phoenixville East 3 polling station who had an “inactive” voter registration status, meaning he hadn’t cast a ballot in over five years. A Republican poll watcher challenged the man’s eligibility, at which point he went home to get ID, returned to the polling place, and cast a ballot. A fellow voter witnessed this exchange and cried foul, but by the time Phoenixville Police arrived to file a report, both the reporting party and the challenged voter were gone, according to Dewey. Phoenixville borough councilman Michael Speck said it’s possible the …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
A Ford Taurus crashed into the Perkiomen Fire Company just before 1 p.m.; the polling place remains open for voters.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
A Ford Taurus crashed into the Perkiomen Fire Company, Perkiomen Township's joint polling place, at 12:50 p.m. According to Jan Laverty, a volunteer at the polls, a man was driving slowly into a parking spot along the side of the fire company when he sped into the building, crashing into a side door that led into the polling place. "It seemed like he mistook the brake for the gas," said Laverty. "He just pounded into the door - he flew forward really hard." Laverty said that people inside of the building were intially concerned that the noise, and the accompanying smoke through the door, was a bomb. One voter leaving the fire company said that the vehicle crashed into an empty spot within the polling place - there were no injuries, and no…