Judicial Election Day Thread
There is one open seat on the Supreme Court, four on the Superior Court and two on the Commonwealth Court.
1:00 P.M.: Sources close to Commonwealth Court candidate Judge Christine Fizzano Cannon are reporting that at least half of the polling locations in Philadelphia do not contain Fizzano Cannon’s full name, instead listing her as “Christine Fizzano.”
1:30 P.M.: Commonwealth Court candidate Judge Ellen Ceisler’s campaign manager Daniel Ceisler says that turnout in Philly so far is average, but the rain that has been predicted in many parts of the state just started in Philly.
3:00 P.M.: Fizzano Cannon’s campaign spokesman Pete Peterson released the following statement about the ballot issues in Philadelphia.
“This is a colossal screw up that harms the ability of Philadelphia voters to identify and vote for Christine Fizzano Cannon, the only candidate for Commonwealth Court who was “highly recommended” by the Pennsylvania Bar Association and whose name is well-known in Southeastern Pennsylvania. It is hard to fathom how, out of 67 counties, this would only happen in the City of Philadelphia where Fizzano Cannon’s principal opposition is a sitting Philadelphia Judge. Out of the three female Commonwealth Court candidates the only name they have wrong is the Republican. The issue is magnified by the fact that many voters are likely to associate Judge Fizzano Cannon’s candidacy and message with the word Cannon, particularly since the campaign has heavily branded a cannon logo throughout the campaign.”