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Wednesday, November 7, 2012
It was clear early on in the evening that Charlie Dent and Ryan Mackenzie would win but the celebration party was dampened by disappointing presidential returns.
The celebration party for Republicans Charlie Dent and Ryan Mackenzie at the Holiday Inn in Fogelsville was packed with supporters who were happy for their candidates but hesitant to celebrate as returns rolled in for the presidential election Speaking before the election was called for Democrat Barack Obama, Dent said, "No matter what happens tonight, we are going to have to get spending under control. "If we get this right we can have bright days ahead and I think we can get it right," Dent said. "If we get it wrong then we have a future of debt, doubt and despair - take a good look at Europe, that will be us."
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Early returns have Dent leading challenger Rick Daugherty by 30,000 votes.
U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent has won his fifth term in Congress in Pennsylvania’s 15th District, easily defeating Democratic challenger Rick Daugherty. WFMZ is reporting that Dent had a better than 30,000-vote lead over Daugherty with 59 percent of the precincts reporting in the district, which covers all of Lehigh County and portions of Northampton and Berks counties. Both candidates campaigned around their vision of the best way to create jobs. Daugherty, the executive director of the Lehigh County Senior Center, said that the American jobs market is tied to its trade policy and that the United States needs to end relationships with rule-breaking countries or enforce tariffs to restore manufacturing jobs. Dent criticized Daugherty’s “…
Election Day brought problems at polls in several areas of eastern Pennsylvania
EASTERN PA — Several reports of voting irregularities in Eastern Pennsylvania emerged on Tuesday, the day of the presidential election. In Easton, signs appeared offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to voter fraud convictions. A constable for Easton’s 10th ward removed one such sign staked into the ground after consulting with an elections attorney on site. The Pennsylvania Commercial Action Network, the same group that posted “Replace ObamaCare” billboards around the state, made the signs. ID Requests Many Easton voters also reported poll workers asking for their IDs, even though IDs are not required for this election cycle under the law. Matthew Keeler, press secretary for the PA Department of State, said that's part of the …
In Pennsylvania the polls close at 8 p.m. but west coast polls will be open until 11 p.m. eastern standard time.
For many people election day couldn't come soon enough and whether you're a voter who loves to follow politics or one who just can't wait for the ads be over the wait is almost done. In Pennsylvania, polls close at 8 p.m. but we will have to wait until west coast polls close at 11 p.m. (eastern standard time) for a more complete picture. Exit polling might help indicate a winner but if history has taught us anything, early results are not always dependable. At least one swing state, Virginia, closes early at 6 p.m. and Ohio closes at 7:30 p.m. so early returns from these places will be illuminating. Colorado closes its polls at 9 p.m. and other key states like Iowa and Nevada are closed at 10 p.m. Check out this Huffington Post article …
The candidates, incumbents and issues that will be affecting Upper Macungie and Lehigh County in November's election.
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Voters were in the dark, literally, Tuesday morning when the polls opened at Wellspring Community Church in Upper Macungie -- the power went out for an hour and a half. Lehigh County's Director of Elections Timothy Benyo said Tuesday night that voters were still able to cast ballots because the electronic machines had battery backup. The county then brought in a generator for power. Voting was brisk throughout the township, including at Trinity Wesleyan Church, one of the five polling locations. Majority Inspector Sandi Gackenbach and Judge of Elections Amanda Hall said more voters had turned out at Trinity Wesleyan Church in the first two hours of the general election -- more than 300 -- than in the primary. In local races Tuesday: -- …
The Keystone State helped Barack Obama win re-election in what was a good night for Democrats across Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania helped President Barack Obama win re-election as U.S. Sen. Bob Casey fended off a feisty challenge from Republican coal magnate Tom Smith in what turned out to be a big night for Democrats in the Keystone State. Democrats held the lead in three state row office races as of 2:30 a.m. Wednesday with close to 98 percent of the vote in, according to unofficial results. Kathleen Kane, a former assistant district attorney from Lackawanna County, made history by becoming the first Democrat and first woman to be elected as the state's attorney general. The Republican candidate, David Freed, is a two-term district attorney in Cumberland County. Democrat Eugene DePasquale of York leads Republican John Maher of Allegheny in the auditor …
Monday, November 5, 2012
The former New York mayor and Hollywood star fire up volunteers at Bethlehem GOP Victory Center. Romney surrogates say Pennsylvania is still in play.
Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani headed an all-star cast of Republican surrogates who came to the party’s Victory Center at the Westgate Mall in Bethlehem to make a last-minute pitch for Mitt Romney Monday night. Giuliani and his co-stars, actor Jon Voight, former Maryland Gov. Bob Ehrlich and former U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman, were there to thank and fire up volunteers and – to sell the idea that Pennsylvania is still in play in the presidential race. “It will be quite a surprise and a kick in the you-know-what if Pennsylvania votes for Mitt Romney,” Guiliani said to a round of laughter and applause. Every major poll in the state – except for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review/Susquehanna Polling & Research poll, which scores the race a tie…
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After more than a year of campaigning, hundreds of speeches and millions spent on campaign ads, the 2012 election is finally here — and Patch is covering it live in a real-time Election Day Blog. We will have a dozen editors throughout the Lehigh Valley on Tuesday, talking to voters, election officials and others — and providing updates and results in the blog from 7 a.m. until the final races are called. We also want to hear from you, so make sure you post a comment in the blog. Tell us how you voted and why; share your experiences at the polls, or just weigh in on the big election of 2012. The Election Day blog will launch at 7 a.m. Tuesday...but you can sign up now to receive an email alert once the blog goes live.