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District 197th Elections: More of the same?

 03/27/2017 - 12:31
The extraordinary elections of District 197, on Tuesday, March 21, were characterized by absenteeism at the polls, only 6 percent of registered voters exercised their right to vote. Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick / AL DAY News

Democratic candidate Emilio Vazquez won with just over 1,950 votes. Candidates Lucinda Little and Cheri Honkala reported alleged acts of electoral fraud.

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Monday, March 27, 2017 - 11:45am
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The extraordinary elections of District 197, on Tuesday, March 21, were characterized by absenteeism at the polls, only 6 percent of registered voters exercised their right to vote. Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DIA News

Elecciones del Distrito 197: ¿Más de lo mismo?

 03/27/2017 - 11:50
Las elecciones extraordinarias del Distrito 197, el pasado martes 21 de marzo, estuvieron protagonizadas por el ausentismo en las urnas, solo el 6 por ciento de los electores registrados ejercieron su derecho al voto. Foto: Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DÍA News

El candidato demócrata Emilio Vázquez ganó con poco más de 1.950 votos. Las candidatas Lucinda Little y Cheri Honkala denunciaron presuntos hechos de fraude electoral.

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Las elecciones extraordinarias del Distrito 197, el pasado martes 21 de marzo, estuvieron protagonizadas por el ausentismo en las urnas, solo el 6 por ciento de los electores registrados ejercieron su derecho al voto. Foto: Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DÍA News

LUPE drama is old-style ward politics, but our focus should be on issues facing the community

 04/21/2015 - 12:07
Philly Latino leaders (from left to right) Israel Colón, Miguel Concepción, Ángel Ortiz and  José Nieto, in an AL DÍA photo from 2011, when the Latino community stepped up efforts to counteract the gerrymandering of legislative districts that had separated Latino neighborhoods and disenfranchised Latino voters. Several of these leaders have been vocal about the damage being wrought by LUPE's shenanigans and politicking.

The drama about LUPE's withdrawal of its endorsement of mayoral candidate Nelson Diaz is not a surprise. Old-style ward politics is well and alive in our community as it is in other neighborhoods in this city. Money is unfortunately a driving force that too often shapes who gets endorsed during an open primary like this one.

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 11:58am
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Philly Latino leaders (from left to right) Israel Colón, Miguel Concepción, Ángel Ortiz and  José Nieto, in an AL DÍA photo from 2011, when the Latino community stepped up efforts to counteract the gerrymandering of legislative districts that had separated Latino neighborhoods and disenfranchised Latino voters. Several of these leaders have been vocal about the damage being wrought by LUPE's shenanigans and politicking.