Monday, November 12, 2012
With almost all the votes counted, the race for the 131st district in Lehigh County is only one vote apart, and over 400 apart in Northampton County.
For the rest of the Lehigh Valley, election season is over. In the 131st district, the race for the house seat rages on. The race, between incumbent Justin Simmons (R) and Kevin Deely (D) was too statistically close for election officials certify election night. Currently Simmons is ahead of Kevin Deely by only one vote in Lehigh County and 430 in Northampton County. In Lehigh County outstanding ballots include 60 provisional ballots, six emergency responders, and four ballots where voters didn't provide proper identification and still could. In Northampton County, outstanding ballots include 16 military ballots and 17 first responders. The poll workers and election officials in Lehigh and Northampton counties have worked extremely hard to…
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
See how Salisbury Township voted in the federal, state and county Nov. 6 election.
It was clear early on in the evening that Charlie Dent and Ryan Mackenzie would win but the celebration party was dampened by disappointing presidential returns.
The celebration party for Republicans Charlie Dent and Ryan Mackenzie at the Holiday Inn in Fogelsville was packed with supporters who were happy for their candidates but hesitant to celebrate as returns rolled in for the presidential election Speaking before the election was called for Democrat Barack Obama, Dent said, "No matter what happens tonight, we are going to have to get spending under control. "If we get this right we can have bright days ahead and I think we can get it right," Dent said. "If we get it wrong then we have a future of debt, doubt and despair - take a good look at Europe, that will be us."
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Early returns have Dent leading challenger Rick Daugherty by 30,000 votes.
U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent has won his fifth term in Congress in Pennsylvania’s 15th District, easily defeating Democratic challenger Rick Daugherty. WFMZ is reporting that Dent had a better than 30,000-vote lead over Daugherty with 59 percent of the precincts reporting in the district, which covers all of Lehigh County and portions of Northampton and Berks counties. Both candidates campaigned around their vision of the best way to create jobs. Daugherty, the executive director of the Lehigh County Senior Center, said that the American jobs market is tied to its trade policy and that the United States needs to end relationships with rule-breaking countries or enforce tariffs to restore manufacturing jobs. Dent criticized Daugherty’s “…
Election Day brought problems at polls in several areas of eastern Pennsylvania
EASTERN PA — Several reports of voting irregularities in Eastern Pennsylvania emerged on Tuesday, the day of the presidential election. In Easton, signs appeared offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to voter fraud convictions. A constable for Easton’s 10th ward removed one such sign staked into the ground after consulting with an elections attorney on site. The Pennsylvania Commercial Action Network, the same group that posted “Replace ObamaCare” billboards around the state, made the signs. ID Requests Many Easton voters also reported poll workers asking for their IDs, even though IDs are not required for this election cycle under the law. Matthew Keeler, press secretary for the PA Department of State, said that's part of the …
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Tuesday, November 6, 2012
LIVE 2012 ELECTION RESULTS Obama-Biden Bob Casey U.S. Congress, 15th District Rick Daugherty Update 9:30 p.m. As the clock struck 8 p.m., a woman who spoke only Spanish learned she would not be able to cast her vote at the Eastern Salisbury Fire Department polling location. The Virginia Avenue resident, who hails from Colombia, showed up at the wrong poll, said Edward Sabol, the judge of elections. **** Voting was heavy at Eastern Salisbury Department, Sabol said. Between 7 a.m. and 9:30 a.m., a line of 300 voters snaked out the doors to Honeysuckle Road. "It went nuts," Sabol said. "We were averaging 104 voters an hour." Update 5:20 p.m. Turnout has been "very strong" all day at the polling site at Salisbury Middle School, according to…
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The Keystone State helped Barack Obama win re-election in what was a good night for Democrats across Pennsylvania
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Pennsylvania helped President Barack Obama win re-election as U.S. Sen. Bob Casey fended off a feisty challenge from Republican coal magnate Tom Smith in what turned out to be a big night for Democrats in the Keystone State. Democrats held the lead in three state row office races as of 2:30 a.m. Wednesday with close to 98 percent of the vote in, according to unofficial results. Kathleen Kane, a former assistant district attorney from Lackawanna County, made history by becoming the first Democrat and first woman to be elected as the state's attorney general. The Republican candidate, David Freed, is a two-term district attorney in Cumberland County. Democrat Eugene DePasquale of York leads Republican John Maher of Allegheny in the auditor …
Monday, November 5, 2012
The former New York mayor and Hollywood star fire up volunteers at Bethlehem GOP Victory Center. Romney surrogates say Pennsylvania is still in play.
Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani headed an all-star cast of Republican surrogates who came to the party’s Victory Center at the Westgate Mall in Bethlehem to make a last-minute pitch for Mitt Romney Monday night. Giuliani and his co-stars, actor Jon Voight, former Maryland Gov. Bob Ehrlich and former U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman, were there to thank and fire up volunteers and – to sell the idea that Pennsylvania is still in play in the presidential race. “It will be quite a surprise and a kick in the you-know-what if Pennsylvania votes for Mitt Romney,” Guiliani said to a round of laughter and applause. Every major poll in the state – except for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review/Susquehanna Polling & Research poll, which scores the race a tie…