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What We’re Hearing
“On the messaging front, Democratic advertisers have overwhelmingly mentioned abortion in their ads while their Republican counterparts have not. Seventy percent of ads from Democratic advertisers have mentioned abortion, while only 2% of Republican ads have done the same.” – AdImpact
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1. A Local Pennsylvania Election Puts National Issues Like Abortion And Israel To The Test
“The county executive in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, doesn’t have much, if any, power when it comes to abortion rights. And the ongoing war between Israel and Hamas doesn’t fall under its purview, either.
Yet it’s those national issues that are likely to play a huge role in Tuesday’s election for the most powerful local office in the state’s second-most populated county.” (NBC News)
PA Supreme Court Spending Tops $16.5M. “The pre-election financial reports are finally available and the 2023 Pennsylvania Supreme Court race between Republican Carolyn Carluccio and Democrat Dan McCaffery will be remembered as one of the most expensive in the Commonwealth’s long history.” (PoliticsPA)
2023 Election: PA Voter Registration Numbers. “According to the Pennsylvania Department of State figures from October 23, Democrats continue to hold an advantage in registration over Republicans in the Commonwealth. There are 3.897 million registered Dems (45.0%) to 3.451 million registered GOP voters (39.9%). There are 952,707 registered voters with no affiliation (11.0%) and 345,397 voters registered with a myriad of other parties.” (PoliticsPA)
Democracy and Reproductive Rights Are on the Ballot in Pennsylvania. “Back in 2015, Democrats flipped control of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, after Republicans had held the majority for six years. Without that result, Pennsylvanians almost certainly would not have a fair vote for their state legislature or Congress today, Democrats might not have maintained control of the House of Representatives in 2020, and Donald Trump might have been able to cheat his way to seizing Pennsylvania’s electoral votes that year.” (The American Prospect)
2. Election Day 2023
It’s here. Election Day 2023.
In addition to the statewide election for judges in the Supreme, Superior and Commonwealth Courts, voters will also be able to weigh in on the candidates that will have the greatest impact on their municipalities – county commissioner, district attorney, county and city council, and school board.
What do you need to know before you head to the polling place? We’ve got you covered. (PoliticsPA)
Voters In Pennsylvania To Elect Philadelphia Mayor, Allegheny County Executive. “Voters on both ends of Pennsylvania are deciding Tuesday who will lead the state’s most populous counties, in races that could help shape how Democrats talk about crime, progressive policy and abortion in the political arena.” (AP)
- Your Guide To November’s Election For Philly Mayor, Council, And Row Offices. (Philadelphia Inquirer)
- The Races, The Candidates, How To Vote, And Everything Else You Need To Know. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
- All The Information You Need For Election Day 2023. (Spotlight PA)
- Western Pennsylvania Voter Guide To 2023 General Election. (Tribune-Review)
- Procrastinator’s Guide To The 2023 Election: Everything You Need To Know For Election Day. (LehighValleyNews.com)
- Erie County Voters’ Guide To The Races, Candidates And Issues In The 2023 Municipal Election. (Erie Times-News)
Around The Commonwealth
3. Election Day Is Upon Us, But Most Won’t Vote
“The election results won’t be known until late Tuesday night, but one outcome of every municipal Election Day ranks as almost a sure thing.
Most registered voters won’t vote.
They never all turn out to vote, but far more do when deciding on presidents, governors and Congress than when deciding on mayors, county commissioners, judges or other countywide and local offices like on Tuesday.” (Scranton Times-Tribune)
The Races For Allegheny County Executive And DA Come To A Close. “The days leading up to Election Day were an all-out sprint for candidates in both races trying to court still-undecided voters and make sure their supporters cast ballots.” (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
It’s Election Day. Here’s What We’re Watching For. “After 14 months, 12 candidates, and almost $40 million in campaign cash, the race to elect Philadelphia’s 100th mayor comes to an end today.” (Philadelphia Inquirer)
From The Courtroom To The Ballot Box? Wertz, Laughlin Could Square Off In 2024 Election. “Jim Wertz, 44, announced in a statement Tuesday that he is resigning as chairman of the Erie County Democratic Party, a post he’s held since 2018, and taking the first step toward running for political office next year.” (Erie Times-News)
Commissioners’ Race Could Drive Turnout. “If recent history holds, about one-third of Mercer County’s registered voters will cast ballots, either by mail or in person, at the polls Tuesday.” (CNHI News)
4. What They’re Saying
- In ‘Off-Year’ Elections, Your Vote Carries Even More Weight. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
- Vote, But Don’t Expect Our Elected Officials To Fix Everything. Here’s How We Can Do Our Part. (Jasmine Schley)
- Don’t Put Your Trust In Princes, Even If They’re Named Rockey Or Innamorato. (David Mills)
- Take The Opportunity To Vote This Election Day. (Natalie Bencivenga)
- It’s Your Turn, Voters. (Tribune-Review)
- The Fight Against Jew Hatred is Everyone’s Fight. (Judge David Wecht)
- The So-Called Jewish Voice For Peace Is A Group With A Death Wish. (Stu Bykofsky)
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