Everybody’s going to be hanging on the news today — tracking tweets from candidates, gleaning prognosis from pundits; hearing analysis of everything from turnout to exit polling.
But in among the newsy tweets from Technical.ly and Generocity; Billy Penn and WHYY; Kensington Voice and DosPuntos; Philly Mag and WURD Radio; Philadelphia Tribune, Citizen and Inquirer, are some organizations imparting important information and some distinctive individual Philadelphia voices — not officially political ones — who always have interesting observations to make and intriguing things to say.
We’ve collected some of this morning’s (r yesterday’s) tweets from both org and individual, so you can check them out.
ACLU of Pennsylvania
Happy Election Day! We're headed to the polls, and we hope you are too. (Polls are open 7 am – 8 pm.)
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— ACLU of Pennsylvania (@aclupa) November 3, 2020
Dear Philly Voter: Are you voting for the first time in person on Election Day tomorrow?
We know this is uncharted territory and it might be overwhelming. It's ok! Voting in person on Election Day is so simple. You have every reason to feel confident! Here's what to expect: pic.twitter.com/AfoogYOxwZ
— Conrad Benner (@StreetsDept) November 2, 2020
You heard @alleniverson, Philly!
Polls are open 7AM to 8PM. VOTE! 🗳 pic.twitter.com/gpWDiM8YNc
— bettercivics (@bettercivics) November 3, 2020
If you're in Philly and need a ride to the polls you can take the trolley to the polls for Free!!! https://t.co/kzVQMc019W
— ProfB (@AntheaButler) November 3, 2020
Electoral map of FDR's defeat of Hoover. It was the first time an incumbent president lost. pic.twitter.com/7ca5xdVMIc
— Arlene Edmonds (@AEWriter) November 3, 2020
Equally Informed Philly
Hey fam, Derrick checking in w/ a message about staying grounded & connected this week. ▶️
Whether you’re looking for resources to help care for yourself + loved ones; voting questions; or just want to sound off abt what you’re experiencing, we got you. Text “EQUALINFO” to 73224. pic.twitter.com/Vf2HXVxbXh
— Equally Informed Philly (@EqualInfo215) November 2, 2020
Today is #ELECTIONDAY Listen to @WillieNelson and if you don’t like who’s in there, #vote ‘em out‼️#IVoted #Vote2020 #Election2020 #Elections2020 #StayEngaged #Accountability #Transparencyhttps://t.co/oUaw0DM777
— Faye M. Anderson (@andersonatlarge) November 3, 2020
— emhartman (@emhartman) November 3, 2020
Ami Patel Hopkins
Aiden and I went to do laundry as our washer is broken. This was the parking lot. This is the first time I didn’t have an answer to a question he asked: “mommy, why are there soo many soldiers?” Always honest with him, but in this moment, I am #speechless. 💔 pic.twitter.com/vx7T2hrO9s
— Ami Patel Hopkins ✊🏽🗳🗽🗣 (@apatelphilly) November 2, 2020
League of Women Voters of Philadelphia
If your voting in person at the 8th ward 31st district your polling place has been changed pic.twitter.com/mjMRysoTHJ
— LWV of Philadelphia (@LWVPhilly) November 3, 2020
I took a little “calm before” walk around Center City Philadelphia last hour. I heard lots of drills buzz saws. Traffic and crowds were light but I saw lots of people with groceries, plus some voters, a handful of National Guard soldiers and some police with riot helmets. pic.twitter.com/lrxTq6WvYY
— Jim MacMillan (@JimMacMillan) November 2, 2020
"At this point in life, we are finally having enough Latinos eligible to vote." – Edgar Ramirez, Philatinos Radio
As Pennsylvania turns into an election battleground, the Latinx community must teach themselves how to vote.https://t.co/iAI9DSznjG
— ¡Presente! Media (@PresenteMedia) November 2, 2020
Public Interest Law Center
Important to remember: The Pennsylvania State Legislature slowed down the counting process considerably by failing to allow counties to start the process of counting mail-in ballots prior to election day. https://t.co/gYsDcn7x6o
— Public Interest Law Center (@PubIntLawCtr) November 2, 2020
— Mustafa Rashed (@mustafarashed) November 3, 2020
— Tayyib (@215tayyib) November 3, 2020
And we’ve got our first motion in Philly election court by the Trump legal team.
— Lauren Vidas 😷 (@BroadAndMarket) November 3, 2020
Vote that Jawn
— Vote That Jawn (@VoteThatJawn) November 3, 2020
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