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%).