BREAKING: Dems Sweep Supreme Court Races
Superior Court Judge Christine Donohue, Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Judge Kevin Dougherty and Superior Court Judge David Wecht have all won election to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
It’s a clean sweep for the Democrats and a major change to the composition of the Court. The current party balance is 2 Dems, 2 Reps and 2 vacancies. With these results, Democrats will hold a 5-2 majority on the Court.
The party may very well control the Court for years as a result of this contest.
With 99% of precincts in, Dougherty leads the field with 1,079,275 (18.5%). He’s followed by Wecht 1,069,925 (18.4%) and Donohue 1,058,606 (18.2%).
Meanwhile, Superior Court Judge Judith Olson leads among the Republicans with 886,907 (15.2%). She’s followed by Adams County Judge Michael George 795,709 (13.7%) and Commonwealth Court Judge Anne Covey 794,891 (13.6%).
Independent candidate Paul Panepinto finished with 144,324 votes (2.5%).