Good morning, Streeters. Looks like we’ll see our first taste of winter today, as a windy, rainy/slushy/snowy storm arrives. Bundle up and leave extra time to get home today. We’re a bit tired from watching election returns and speeches last night, but in the name of one last Election 2012 hurrah, here's a special election edition of The Buzz:
Election Results Roundup:
Hundreds of city voters had to cast provisional ballots
- Pennsylvania voters, particularly in and around cities, helped carry President Obama to victory. [Philly.com; The Atlantic Cities]
- The Philly region will send its congressional incumbents back to Washington: Representatives Chaka Fattah, Bob Brady, Allyson Schwartz, Jim Gerlach, Patrick Meehan, and Mike Fitzpatrick were all reelected.
- Senator Bob Casey held on to his seat. [NewsWorks]
- Pennsylvania legislature will remain in Republican control, though the margin in the House was narrowed [Patriot-News/AP]
- Kathleen Kane will be Pennsylvania’s first Democrat, and first female, Attorney General. [Inquirer]
- All four local ballot questions passed – we’re particularly interested to know what transit and infrastructure projects the city will put that $123 million toward. [Daily News]
because their names were not found in the books, City Paper
reports. Temple and Penn student voters were particularly affected
, but an unusually high number of long-registered voters were missing from the voter rolls. A few polling places across the city ran out of provisional ballots.
Philadelphians vote in some amazing places – social clubs, barbershops, people’s basements, auto repair shops – and the Polling Place Project has incredible pictures documenting many of these temporary civic spaces
The Atlantic Cities offers eight urban policy ideas that President Obama should steal
, including funding high-speed rail and establishing an infrastructure bank.
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