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An opening for election reform and a last-minute budget compromise
Progress on open wards, a tidy election recount, and a push in Harrisburg to limit dark money
C70’s precinct strategy: Polling places staffed by nonpartisan poll workers
A mail-in battle for the GOP, minority support for runaway winners and illegal electioneering by Philly poll workers