Election 2019 Results

Matt Rourke / AP

Candidates from each party are holding onto leads for the pair of open Pennsylvania Superior Court seats while officials are finishing up the vote count from Tuesday's election.

Philadelphia Judge Dan McCaffery, a Democrat, was leading the four-candidate field early Wednesday, and Republican prosecutor Megan King from Chester County was running about 30,000 votes ahead of the third-place candidate.

Their respective parties are claiming wins for McCaffery and King, although The Associated Press has not called the race.

Bret Hartman / AP

Pennsylvania voters gave Marsy’s Law an overwhelming victory in the 2019 general election.

With more than 70 percent of precincts reporting results late Tuesday night, the proposed amendment, which aims to protect crime victims’ rights by adding existing laws to the state constitution, had support from more than 73 percent of voters.

But the victory may only be temporary. Thanks to a last-minute lawsuit, Marsy’s Law is in legal limbo.

Pennsylvania Settling Close Races For Judge, County Control

Nov 6, 2019
Matt Rourke / AP

Pennsylvania's municipal elections Tuesday featured two statewide appellate judge seats, as well as some potential firsts in local races as most counties debuted new voting systems.

Ballots were still being counted at about 11:30 p.m. in many closely watched contests across Pennsylvania amid complaints of long voter waits in some of the 45 of 67 counties using new voting systems.

Katie Blackley / 90.5 WESA

Democrats extended their dominance of Allegheny County government last night. The party picked up one seat in the fifteen-member county council, when Tom Duerr beat Sue Means in the heart of the South Hills suburbs by roughly 20 percentage points.

 

Ariel Worthy / WESA

Supporters of a city of Pittsburgh ballot initiative to pay for park improvements with a property tax hike declared victory Tuesday night. With all but a handful of voting districts reporting in, the measure appeared to have won the approval of just over half of city voters.

Lucy Perkins / 90.5 WESA

Democrat Stephen Zappala will remain Allegheny County District Attorney after winning a comfortable victory against Independent Lisa Middleman in Tuesday’s election.

 

Katie Blackley / 90.5 WESA

Pittsburgh City Council will have just one new face in 2020, after Bobby Wilson won a three-way race in Council District 1 Tuesday night. Wilson bested independent challenger Chris Rosselot by a margin of nearly two-to-one according to unofficial vote totals. Malcolm Jarrett, of the Socialist Workers Party, finished a distant third.