Spirits soared — and some dimmed — at election watch parties Tuesday night with the news that President Barack Obama had won a second term. Supporters celebrated a victorious end to a slog of a campaign that had dragged on for 18 long months.
This time around, remembering the name of your lawmakers in Washington shouldn’t be so hard. Unlike other recent election cycles, the cast of U.S. Senate and House incumbents representing the Philadelphia area remains unchanged.
In the hours before President Barack Obama won re-election, Exponent staff members spoke with Jewish voters in polling sites throughout Philadelphia and Montgomery County. While the conversations were far from comprehensive or scientific, they offered a glimpse into how voters felt on this long-awaited Election Day.