Now that the dust is settling, we can finally look at the results of the elections!
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were elected President and Vice-President, despite the best efforts of the Trump Administration and the GOP. To their credit, the PA Republicans have resisted the suggestion that they might overturn the election results despite last minute moves by some Republicans to take their case to the Supreme Court!
Josh Shapiro won the race for Attorney General, but unfortunately both Joe Torsella (State Treasurer) and Nina Ahmad (Auditor General) lost their races to their Republican competitors.
Mary Gay Scanlon won her election as Representative in Congress while Leanne Krueger won hers as representative in the General Assembly.
Finally, John Kane was successful in defeating Tom Killion in the race for State Senator.
Joe Biden - Kamala Harris : 3,458,229; 50.01%
D Trump - M Pence : 3,377,674; 48.84%
J Jorgensen : 79,380; 1.15%
Josh Shapiro : 3,457,304; 50.86%
H Heidelbaugh : 3,150,220; 46.34%
D Wassmer : 120,154; 1.77%
R Weiss : 70,612; 1.04%
N Ahmad : 3,125,354; 46.35%
T DeFoor : 3,334,154; 49.44%
J Moore : 205,507; 3.05%
O Faison : 78,376; 1.16%
J Torsella : 3,235,539; 47.91%
S Garrity : 3,288,026; 48.69%
J Solowski : 148,205; 2.19%
T Runkle : 81,770; 1.21%
US House of representatives
Mary Gay Scanlon : 255,743; 64.7%
D Pruett : 139,552; 35.3%
State House of representatives
Leanne Krueger : 22,737; 57%
R Shicatano: 17,158; 43%
John Kane : 80,083; 51.9%
T Killion : 74,078; 48.1%
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After the excitement of the Presidential Election, we now have to prepare for the 2021 elections. These are at first sight lower key elections - but they matter!
PA Supreme Court - 1 position
PA Commonwealth Court - 4 positions
PA Superior Court - 2 positions
The recent spate of court cases resulting from the 2020 elections demonstrate the importance of these courts.
There will also be Rose Valley Borough Council elections in 2021.
Watch this space for details of Democratic Candidates for positions.
The Primary Elections will be held on May 18th. More details later on the various races to be held.
The municipal and local elections are a great place to start your political career!
If you are interested in standing for any of the elected positions in 2021, contact the Rose Valley Dems for more information.
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