Liveblogging: ABC News Philadelphia Debate
Wednesday, April 16th, 2008
PHILADELPHIA, PA — Greetings from the National Constitution Center, a spectacular venue here directly across the street from the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, and a partner of our organization. The picture above is of our Director of Photography Thomas Macker as he prepares for tonight’s debate.
Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama should be here soon. We’ll be, as we always do, keeping our eyes and ears open for talk about the voting system in Pennsylvania and around the country, and we’ll have a video report for you later this evening. Here in Pennsylvania, early voting and no-excuse absentee voting are not permitted, so it’s Tuesday or bust for Pennsylvania voters.
To register to vote in this state, you have to do so thirty days before an election — but so many folks are registering that it’s creating some problems, as Jen Rehill, the Bureau Chief of WITF Public Radio Capitol News pointed out earlier this month. As elsewhere, are issues here with voting machines too, and Brad Friedman, as always, is on top of it. More to come soon.