Pennsylvania – Polls are closed for the 2018 Pennsylvania Primary Elections, which set the stage for who will be on the ballot for the General Election this November.
2018 is a mid-term election year. That means it takes place two years after the last presidential election (2016). Mid-term elections are significant because about one-third of all U.S. Senators (who serve six-year terms) are up for re-election and every member of the U.S. House of Representatives (who serve two-year terms) is up for re-election.
Republican and Democrat voters got to choose who would be on the general election ballot in November. Republican could only vote for who would be their nominee on the ballot, and likewise with Democrats.
Primary midterms elections generally get less than 25 percent voter turnout, so we hope you went out and exercised your right to vote.
All results are pending official and final tabulation.
Throughout the state:
Governor: Tom Wolf ran unopposed on the Democrat ballot. Republicans chose between Scott Wagner with 44 percent, Paul Mango with 37, and Laura Ellsworth with 19 percent.
Lieutenant Governor: Republicans chose between Jeff Bartos with 47 percent, , Kathleen Coder (22 percent), Diana Vaughn (18 percent), and Marguerite Luksik (14 percent). Democrats chose between John Fetterman with 28 percent, Nina Ahmad (24 percent), Kathi Cozzone (19 percent), Mike Stack (17 percent), and Raymond Sosa (4 percent).
US Pennsylvania Senator: Democrat Bob Casey Jr. ran unopposed. Republicans chose between Lou Barletta with 63 percent, and Jim Christiana took 37 percent.
US House of Representatives for District 15: Republican Glenn “GT” Thompson ran unopposed. The majority of Democrats chose Susan Boser over Wade Jodun, though exact results are still pending.
Pennsylvania House of Representatives for District 75: Republican Matt Gabler ran unopposed. There is no Democrat candidate on the ballot.
Pennsylvania House of Representatives for District 66: Republican Cris Dush and Democrat Kerith Strano Taylor are both ran unopposed and will appear on the November ballot.
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