Pennsylvania primary election results
Polls in Pennsylvania closed at 8 p.m. Now the counting begins.for Pennsylvania governor, overcoming an eleventh-hour push by the state’s GOP political establishment to consolidate support around an alternative in the crowded primary.Lt. Gov. just days after suffering a stroke. Fetterman jumped out to a commanding early lead for the Democratic nomination in Pennsylvania’s high-stakes U.S. Senate race, but he didn’t get to enjoy the moment alongside supporters.Pennsylvania Democrats gave their nominee for governor his choice for second-in-command on Tuesday, in the fall election
At 10:23 p.m. the Allegheny County election site showed that 267,135 ballots (33.91%) have been counted of 787,781 registered voters.At 10:28 p.m. Westmorland County election site has 45,253 ballots (18.39%) counted of 246,116 registered voters.Democrats in the state have made their choice for governor official, handing the Newly elected state Rep. Aerion Abney led by a wide margin Tuesday over the Rev. Glenn Grayson in a Democratic primary race in the Former Ross Township Commissioner Jeremy Shaffer and Iraq War veteran and voting-rights attorney Chris Deluzio staked early leads in their primary races Tuesday in the Pittsburgh lawyer Steve Irwin climbed out to an early lead in a five-way race for the Democratic nomination in the In Westmoreland County,in the state House in Tuesday’s primary election. Rep. Jason Silvis of Washington Township is seeking to hold off two challengers to win the Republican nomination in newly shaped 55th legislative district, while Rep. George Dunbar of Penn Township ran ahead of one challenger in his bid for a seventh term.Unofficial election results from Tuesday’s primary election show Lori Mizgorski with a commanding lead for the Republican nomination in theMandy Steele of Fox Chapel has won the Democratic nomination for the
Doug Mastriano, a far-right Republican state senator who marched on the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, and emerged as a leading denier of the 2020 election results, won his party’s nomination for governor of Pennsylvania on Tuesday, as the battleground state’s hotly contested Senate Republican primary remained too close to call.The rise of Mr. Mastriano, the Republican front-runner even before a bandwagon-boarding endorsement by Donald J. Trump over the weekend, had the old guard of his party scrambling to derail him and pointing fingers as that became impossible, fearing that the conspiracy-promoting legislator would prove too extreme to win this fall.Fetterman wins Pennsylvania Democratic Senate primary, GOP race is too close to call Lamb, a more moderate candidate, failed to make any significant traction against Fetterman, a former small-town mayor who backed Bernie Sanders’ 2020 presidential run, even though Lamb was seen as a rising Democratic star in the Trump era.State Sen. Malcolm Kenyatta, who was looking to become the first ever LGBTQ candidate elected to statewide office in Pennsylvania, trailed even further behind.
Winner: A “different type of Democrat”
In the end, John Fetterman’s victory in the Pennsylvania Democratic primary for Senate wasn’t that much of a surprise. Though a stroke and surgery grounded him in the last days of the race, he’d been had widespread name recognition, and had run what seemed like a general election campaign during a primary.The win revealed two things: Pennsylvania Democrats seem willing to embrace someone who espouses solidly progressive ideas, and who feels like an outsider who might shake things up in a general election — and, eventually, Washington.
He’s anything but a traditional candidate to win a swing-state Senate seat — and his campaign capitalized on that, calling him a who didn’t “ Standing at 6-foot-8 and dressed in hoodies, shorts, and baggy T-shirts, Fetterman raised a large amount of money from small-dollar donations and campaigned in cities, suburbs, and industrial towns. He ran on standard progressive points — Medicare-for-all, abortion rights, voting rights, abolishing the filibuster — but wouldn’t call himself a progressive, and veered away from the left on environmental policy and manufacturing jobs. In polling, his support cut across rural and urban settings, among moderates and liberals, and among people of all ages. The reality matched that: He was on track Tuesday to win almost every county in the state.
Fetterman’s rise coincides with the fall of rival Rep. Conor Lamb, a shock to the Democratic establishment in Washington, which once viewed Lamb as the ideal kind of moderate candidate to compete in a Trump-leaning field. But what worked in 2018, when Lamb squeaked out a win in Trump country, does not seem to be working in 2022. —Christian Paz
Loser: Madison Cawthorn’s antics
First-term Rep. Madison Cawthorn had every advantage heading into his GOP primary in North Carolina’s 11th District. He’s the incumbent, and got Trump’s more than a year ago. He had national name recognition in an eight-way race. But he wound up reportedly to state Sen. Chuck Edwards Tuesday night before most outlets had even called the race.That name recognition is also what undid Cawthorn. He rocketed into the spotlight following his 2020 primary upset, which put him on course to become the youngest person ever elected to Congress. Then he stayed in the spotlight by doing things like declaring his intention getting caught through airport security, claiming that some of his colleagues had and used cocaine in front of him, and calling Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy “a thug” — a comment from House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy.Members of his own party were eventually put off by him — many in the North Carolina GOP establishment endorsed Edwards, including Sen. Thom Tillis.On Sunday, Trump made a last-minute appeal on his social media platform Truth Social for voters to forgive Cawthorn for “some foolish mistakes, which I don’t believe he’ll make again … let’s give Madison a second chance!” The now-26-year-old Cawthorn has time to seek many more chances in his career — but it appears he won’t get one in the 118th Congress. —Nicole Narea
Winner: Donald Trump
The limits of Trump’s endorsement became more evident this week: At least two of his chosen candidates, Cawthorn and Idaho gubernatorial challenger Janice McGeachin, seeking to oust an incumbent Republican, lost their races.But there was plenty for him to like elsewhere. Current Rep. Ted Budd coasted to a win in his North Carolina GOP Senate primary over a former governor. Pennsylvania state Sen. Doug Mastriano, a fervent proponent of Trump’s stolen election lies who only recently picked up the former president’s endorsement, also won his primary. Trump picks also won in a handful of competitive House primaries in both of those states, including former college football recruit Bo Hines in North Carolina’s 13th District.Mehmet Oz, Trump’s candidate for the Pennsylvania GOP Senate primary, was leading businessman David McCormick by a thread in a race that was too close to call. “We’re not going to have a result tonight,” Oz said to supporters late Tuesday, projecting confidence that he would eventually win. Even if he doesn’t, the close race saves face for Trump on one of his candidates who weren’t directly backed by Trump were still largely publicly deferential to him and his lies about the 2020 election — proof his grip is still plenty strong and his ability to push his party to extremes is potent.The next question is whether that affection for Trump will be an asset or a hindrance in a general election. And it’s far from clear whether he did his party any favors with his picks as
At first, he appeared somewhat supportive of mitigation efforts — even proposing legislation that would let public health officials of people who tested positive for the coronavirus. But after a few weeks of lockdowns — ordered by the Wolf administration to prevent hospitals from becoming overwhelmed — Mastriano began railing against Wolf in daily Facebook videos and later at Capitol rallies opposing the pandemic response.Those videos and events earned him a dedicated fandom that, by the summer of 2020, was calling for him to run for governor.At first, Mastriano downplayed his ambitions, two evangelical podcasters with ties to the QAnon conspiracy theory that he’d only run if he received “God’s calling, the people … compel us to go forth, and we have the resources.”In Mastriano used QAnon phrases, and was twice scheduled to appear at a conference with the podcasters. He in 2021 after news reports highlighted the event’s ties to the conspiracy theory, which claims that global elites and Democrats engage in Satanic behavior, but he Mastriano has also played a leading role in echoing former President Donald Trump’s baseless claims of election fraud.After the November 2020 presidential contest, Mastrianomail ballot totals from the primary and general elections to falsely claim more had been returned than requested. He also it was “mathematically impossible that three out of four ballots would go for one person” when mail ballots, disproportionately requested by Democrats, began to be tallied. Mastriano has won by similar margins.To amplify these claims as well as Trump’s false allegations of widespread voter fraud, Mastriano hosted a taxpayer-funded meeting at a Gettysburg hotel marked by” according to an analysis of the testimony by The Caucus.Mastriano’s fight to overturn President Joe Biden’s election win culminated on Jan. 6, 2021, when he to bring supporters to Washington, D.C. for the Trump rally that preceded the insurrection.At the time, Mastriano claimed he didn’t cross police lines or enter the U.S. Capitol, but video later emerged that showed him He has been by the congressional committee investigating Jan. 6, which said in February that Mastriano “was from Pennsylvania for former President Trump and reportedly spoke with President Trump about post-election activities.”Trump endorsed Mastriano a few days before the primary, saying in a statement, “There is no one in Pennsylvania who has done more, or fought harder, for Election Integrity than State Senator Doug Mastriano.”Overall, Mastriano has pushed back on any questions about his past actions or who he associates with, part of his broader antipathy to the mainstream press.I resent the fact that you want to castigate anyone who went down to Washington, D.C. on Jan. 6 as some kind of enemy of the public,” Mastriano said in an with the conservative-leaning Delaware Valley Journal this month. “That is dangerous. You’re talking like an East German there.”Since Jan. 6, Mastriano has continued to focus on unproven election fraud. He was originally tapped to lead the state Senate’s investigation into the 2020 election but with Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman (R., Centre) over the scope, direction, and speed of the effort. In response, Corman removed Mastriano from his leadership role and gave it to a colleague.Along with his Trumpian election rhetoric, Mastriano has that would repeal no-excuse mail voting — which in 2019 — ban vaccine mandates, and regulate social media companies.He also supports banning on abortion with no exceptions, as well as expanding natural gas drilling and access to private schools and charter schools using taxpayer funds.He has promised that as governor he would issue executive orders on his first day in office to ban “critical race theory” — a concept often taught in law schools that has become a catchall term for curriculum on racism — and to bar trans women from playing women’s sports. He has also suggested he would deploy the Pennsylvania National Guard to Philadelphia to fight crime “as a last recourse.”