Voters in Pennsylvania on Tuesday cast their ballot for Barack Obama, giving the president the state's 20 electoral votes.
President Barack Obama has been declared the winner in Pennsylvania's general election, gaining the state's 20 electoral votes, according to CBS, NBC, ABC and the Associated Press. In the 2008 presidential election, Pennsylvania voted for Obama, and since the 1990s, has voted for the overall winner of the presidential race three out of five times. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and Obama campaigned aggressively in Pennsylvania. The state has typically been a Democratic stronghold in recent presidential elections. The economy was a key issue for many voters in the state, as was the environment – specifically fracking. As she worked on one final get-out-the-vote effort Tuesday at Obama campaign headquarters in Dormont, Obama canvas …
Steven Singer represents the organization Tell Everyone All Cuts Hurt, which includes hundreds of teachers from school districts in Allegheny and Westmoreland counties and around the state.
Thursday, May 26, 2011
“Whoever troubles his own household will inherit the wind." -- Proverbs 11:29 The T.E.A.C.H. organization would like to express its outrage at Republican House members for passing a state budget proposal that still cuts over $1 billion from education across the commonwealth. All Democrats and two Philadelphia Republicans voted against the measure. Republicans had been hoping for a unanimous vote among their party. They didn’t get it. This just goes to show how difficult it is for anyone to support this twisted budget. We visited, called, and wrote as many local Republican representatives as we could before this vote. I can’t believe they would just ignore the will of the people. This budget proposal is incredibly unpopular. You can’t …