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Reports of Light Turnout in Off-Year PA Balloting

Pennsylvania's polls are now closed and the ballot counting is under way.

Spot checks at polling places revealed a light turnout Tuesday in an election featuring only one statewide race. That was the Superior Court contest between Harrisburg lawyer Vic Stabile, a Republican, against Democrat Jack McVay Jr., an Allegheny County judge.

Other closely watched races included mayoral contests in Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, Scranton, Lancaster and State College, as well as numerous races for local offices, school boards and county judgeships.

Also on the ballot are four state judges running unopposed for up-or-down votes on whether they deserve another 10-year term. They are state Supreme Court justices Ronald Castille and Max Baer and Superior Court judges Susan Gantman and Jack Panella.

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