Statewide/Judicial Election Open Thread
9:52: PoliticsPA calles the Commonwealth Court race for Anne Covey.
With most of Allegheny County and half of Philadelphia County precincts reporting, Bucks County attorney, Republican Anne Covey, appeared headed for a victory in the Commonwealth Court race.
With 48.5 percent of precincts reporting statewide, Covey held a 0.6 percent lead over Democrat Kathryn Boockvar, also of Bucks County.
With 40 percent of Bucks precincts reporting, Covey led Boockvar 54 to 46 percent.
Stabile is going to be greeting voters at the polls until 8 o’clock when he’ll head over to the state party headquarters to watch the returns and then to a reception in his home county, Cumberland County.
“I’m prepared for a long night if that’s what it takes … I remember in the past going to bed with one result and waking up in the morning with a different one … that’s how close the elections have been sometimes. But I’m hoping that’s not the case today.”
5:42pm: Anne Covey CM Mike Morris
2:57pm: Kathryn Boockvar’s campaign adviser (and husband) Jordan Yeager.
“Kathy is visiting polling palce in Philly, MontCo and Bucks … She voted this morning and is now out talking to voters.”
Regarding the voter turnout, Yeager said, “We all know it’s going to be low and it’s really a question of “low where?,” and … [how do] the perecentages in Philly and Allegheny compare to the aggregate percentages in smaller counties. I don’t know that knowing turnout number is going to tell you all that much unless you know what it is in relations to other places.”
2:15pm: Vic Stabile.
We’re “still working for some votes … I’m working the polls, greeting people, asking for their vote … The turnout is even lower than … I thought it would be … I don’t see us having a higher turnout than we did in the primary … I think in all respects it feels like an off-year election — well, it just means a little bit more to me this year.”
Stabile said they are calling people to ask them to come out and vote adding that “If I could be in every polling place in Pennsylvania, I would be in every polling place. That would be ideal.”
1:43pm: Anne Covey CM Mike Morris.
“Anne is on the move from one location to another in Bucks County. She is meeting and greeting the voters as they vote in their districts. It is a sunny day in Bucks and voter turnout has been good in our county probably due to the Commissioners race in Bucks. We have representatives at the various polling places along with signs and literature being handed out by volunteers.”
12:30pm: David Wecht CM Mike Dineen.
“Right now turnout has been steady from some of our early reports and our workers on the ground are relaying a lot of positive response to our TV ad. Judge Wecht is traveling around to the polls all day and we have volunteers in coordination with the state and local committees reaching out to voters encouraging them to get out and vote.”