Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Delco Dems fight for their lives

Democrats in Delaware County are used to fighting for their lives.

But they don't usually have to fight just to stay no the ballot.

But that's the predicament they find themselves in after a mind-numbing problem with the nominating petitions encountered by their candidates for three seats on County Council.

Let's just say it's a bit of a bureaucratic nightmare.

You can get all the details here.

Democrats have not had a win in a County Council race since the mid-1970s, when the Home Rule Charter was passed, eliminating the mandated minority party representation on Council, instead opting to have all five members elected at-large.

At this point the Dems might have to settle for winning a petition challenge.

If they lose, they could be looking at a very steep longshot, winning a write-in campaign.

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