Delaware County must accept in-person votes from residents whose mail ballots were rejected

BY: - September 25, 2023

This article was originally published by Votebeat, a nonprofit news organization covering local election administration and voting access. A judge has told Delaware County to count ballots cast in person by voters whose mail ballots were rejected during the primary, a ruling the county, even though it lost the case, says it welcomes. Following the May […]

Democrat Heather Boyd wins special election, securing Democratic Pa. House majority

BY: - May 16, 2023

[*This story was updated at 12:26 a.m., May 16, 2023, to reflect updated unofficial vote tallies] Democrat Heather Boyd won the special election to replace former state Rep. Mike Zabel, D-Delaware, preserving the Democratic one-vote majority in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Boyd, a former congressional staffer from Upper Darby Township, received about 60% of […]

The floor of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives (Photo by Amanda Mustard for the Pennsylvania Capital-Star).

With the Pa. House and more at stake, the race to replace a disgraced DelCo lawmaker is heated

BY: - May 9, 2023

A special election for a legislative seat in the Philadelphia suburbs would normally be a quiet affair, but with control of the Pennsylvania House at stake, the campaign to replace former state Rep. Mike Zabel, D-Delaware, is unusually intense. Zabel resigned in March after several women accused him of sexual harassment. The House Democrats’ narrow […]

COVID-19 in Philly: City and suburban leaders call for ‘load balancing’ procedures for hospitals

BY: - April 8, 2020

Philadelphia and suburban counties leaders are calling on on Gov. Tom Wolf to implement “load balancing” before an expected COVID-19 hospitalization surge.