Election Day Results: Live updates on Marsy's Law, judicial races and local elections from across the state

Election Day Results: Live updates on Marsy's Law, judicial races and local elections from across the state

Voters across the state headed to the polls Tuesday to cast their ballot on several statewide judicial races, a hotly contested constitutional amendment and a series of local races, some featuring state lawmakers. The PLS Reporter has statewide coverage from our bureaus in Harrisburg, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh to give you the latest results.
Tuesday, November 5, 2019/Author: The PLS Reporter
Categories: News and Views
Voters across state make use of new voting machines, as 'hiccups' dog rollout in some areas

Voters across state make use of new voting machines, as 'hiccups' dog rollout in some areas

NEWBERRY TOWNSHIP, PA.-- As in many districts, voters in Newberry Township must dodge a gauntlet of representatives seeking to dole out literature to their friends and neighbors about their race for borough council or sheriff. 

But according to local officials Tuesday morning, many of the town’s 15,000 residents had to dodge an even bigger obstacle at the town’s municipal building: malfunctioning machines. 

Tuesday, November 5, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
Categories: News and Views
Parties jockey for position, underscore importance of Superior Court elections

Parties jockey for position, underscore importance of Superior Court elections

It may not be as sexy as the ongoing Democratic presidential primary or as drama-filled as the ongoing legal fight over a proposed constitutional amendment, but both parties are underscoring the importance of picking up seats on one of the state’s three appellate courts as a top priority heading into Tuesday’s elections

Republicans will be staking their hopes on the pair of Cumberland County Common Pleas Judge Christylee Peck and Chester County assistant DA Megan McCarthy King. Democrats, meanwhile, are touting Dan McCaffery, currently a judge on the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, and Amanda Green-Hawkins, a lawyer for the United Steelworkers union and a former local Allegheny County politician.
Monday, November 4, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
Categories: News and Views
Amid low turnout, Kenney holds off primary challenge, Republicans hold 3 seats in Harrisburg

Amid low turnout, Kenney holds off primary challenge, Republicans hold 3 seats in Harrisburg

Incumbent Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney beat back a primary challenge from Sen. Anthony Williams (D-Philadelphia) Tuesday, clearing the way for a second term. Meanwhile, Republicans retained control of two Senate seats and a spot in the state House, bringing their drought in 2019 special elections to an end.

Doug Mastriano and Joe Pittman won races to replace retiring Senators Don White (R-Indiana) and Richard Alloway (R-Franklin) respectively, while Marci Mustello defeated Democrat Sam Doctor to fill the seat vacated by embattled former Rep. Brian Ellis (R-Butler). Those victories come after Democrats regained control of two House seats and flipped a state Senate seat in special elections earlier this year.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
Categories: News and Views
State Democrats announce candidates for March special elections

State Democrats announce candidates for March special elections

State Democrats locked in their candidates Tuesday for a pair of March special elections, as Republicans eye a race in Lackawanna County as a potential opportunity to pick up a seat in the House of Representatives.

The state Democratic Party announced in a press release Tuesday that it had formally nominated Bridget Malloy Kosierowski and Darryl Thomas as their candidates in the 114th and 190th House Districts, respectively. 
Tuesday, January 22, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
Categories: News and Views
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