Voter turnout increased throughout the Philadelphia region in Tuesday’s elections, as tens of thousands of more ballots were cast than in previous off-year elections in counties where Democrats picked up historic wins.
A new veterans group is airing a television ad in the Philadelphia media market calling on Republican U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick to “stop putting politics ahead of our country” and hold President Donald Trump "accountable” over his dealings with Ukraine.
The Democrats’ shellacking of Republicans in the Philadelphia suburbs raised doubts about Donald Trump’s reelection prospects in the key battleground of Pennsylvania, as voters in the populous region signaled continuing discomfort with the president.
The races are being watched closely by party officials and operatives in both camps who wonder whether third-party candidates have enough grassroots support to overcome inherent disadvantages in a two-party system.
“No decision has been made to impeach the president,” Pelosi told hundreds gathered at the Convention Center in Philadelphia for a state Democratic Party fundraiser. “That’s a question of what the inquiry will produce.”
The scope or subjects of the investigations into the L3 transaction aren’t yet clear; a state task force has said businesses or their principals could face charges of fraud or other crimes if they misled the state to get tax credits.
Amid the ongoing controversy over the state’s economic development programs, the so-called “phantom tax” has come under scrutiny from policy experts and a special task force appointed by Gov. Phil Murphy.