Republican candidate concedes to Democrat in close House election in Pennsylvania

Republican candidate concedes to Democrat in close House election in Pennsylvania

Lamb led Saccone by 627 votes unofficially – The Republican candidate in a close U.S. House of Representatives special election on March 13 in Pennsylvania conceded to his Democratic opponent on Wednesday, cementing a Democratic upset in a long-time Republican area that President Donald Trump handily won in 2016. In an ominous sign for Trump’sRead more about Republican candidate concedes to Democrat in close House election in Pennsylvania[…]

Philadelphia write-in candidate: I won with one vote

Philadelphia write-in candidate: I won with one vote

A Philadelphia resident was shocked to receive a letter Friday saying they won an election earlier in the month — apparently because no one else cast a vote. “I literally yelled ‘what the hell’ when I opened the letter,” Phillip Garcia told The Hill. “I’ve written my name in a few times during elections when no one else is listed for a position.Read more about Philadelphia write-in candidate: I won with one vote[…]

West Jordan will adopt new strong mayor form of government after voters OK change by narrow 63-vote margin

West Jordan will adopt new strong mayor form of government after voters OK change by narrow 63-vote margin

Third time’s the charm? The city’s newly-approved form of government will put mayor in charge starting in 2020. (Trent Nelson | Tribune file photo) West Jordan Mayor Kim Rolfe sits at the podium under the city logo. Rolfe was a supporter of changing to a strong mayor form of government and that initiative was approvedRead more about West Jordan will adopt new strong mayor form of government after voters OK change by narrow 63-vote margin[…]

‘Every vote counts’: Utah mayoral race decided by coin toss

‘Every vote counts’: Utah mayoral race decided by coin toss

AP Photo By Katie McKellar, KSL  |  Posted Nov 25th, 2017 @ 7:44am SALT LAKE CITY — Every vote mattered in a handful of Utah races this year.Take for example what happened in Wasatch County, where a coin toss was used to break a tie for Charleston’s next mayor.On election night, Kam Alan Brown was three votes ahead BrendaRead more about ‘Every vote counts’: Utah mayoral race decided by coin toss[…]

Virginia Election Officials Delay Certification In Close House Race

Virginia Election Officials Delay Certification In Close House Race

The Virginia Board of Elections voted to delay the official certification for two House of Delegate races after election officials found out dozens voted in the incorrect district. According to elections Commissioner Edgardo Cortés, 83 voters in Fredericksburg may have cast ballots in the wrong race. One of the races in question is the 28thRead more about Virginia Election Officials Delay Certification In Close House Race[…]

Report Shows ‘Untapped Power’ of Constituent Advocacy

Report Shows ‘Untapped Power’ of Constituent Advocacy

Citizens from across the country jammed the Senate phone lines in recent weeks, making their voices heard on President Donald Trump’s Cabinet appointments. But a new report suggests there are more effective ways to influence legislators. The Congressional Management Foundation on Monday released a new report that highlights more than a decade worth of itsRead more about Report Shows ‘Untapped Power’ of Constituent Advocacy[…]