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Philadelphia’s transit strike could affect who wins the election

Sally Herships Nov 3, 2016
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Will voters in Philadelphia be able to get to the polls on Tuesday? William Thomas Cain/Getty Images

Philadelphia’s transit strike could affect who wins the election

Sally Herships Nov 3, 2016
Will voters in Philadelphia be able to get to the polls on Tuesday? William Thomas Cain/Getty Images
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Philadelphia is undergoing a massive transit strike. Normally, although a hassle for city residents, a local strike wouldn’t make national news. But Pennsylvania has another name —Pennsyltucky. It’s a mix of rural residents likely to vote red and city dwellers likely to vote blue, which means it’s a key battle state.  Transit officials have said if the strike is still on during election day next week, they’ll seek an injunction to send workers back to their jobs.

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