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Pennsylvania Voters Head To Polls For Primary Election

Pennsylvania Voters Head To Polls For Primary Election

Pennsylvania voters have a lot to think about when they hit the polls for the primary election, including a hotly contested Republican primary for governor to decide who will challenge Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf. What were the 3rd and 5th Districts criss-crossing this region just three months ago are now labeled the 15th and 16th districts. Costello announced in March that he would not seek reelection, in part because of his frustration with the controversies surrounding Trump's presidency.

Elections Supervisor Willie Green said 850 people voted in the Republican primary compared to 364 in the Democratic primary as of the close of the polls Sunday night. This will also be the first election after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued a new congressional map. Before, the Democratic vote in the area was diluted because districts that included Philadelphia's suburbs also included rural areas to the west of the city, which tend to be more conservative.

The field so far includes three Democrats, three Republicans, two independents, a Libertarian, and a representative of the Human Rights Party.

A redrawn congressional map, a string of Republican retirements and opposition to President Donald Trump have opened the door for Democrats to pick up as many as half a dozen seats in Pennsylvania.

Democrats mostly aren't panicked by the prospect of a Wallace nomination in the suburban 1st district - but most say they'd prefer to have a young, female veteran running for the seat who hasn't been gone as long rather than a self-funding candidate who hasn't lived there in decades.

Scott Wagner, a York County state senator since 2014, has always been viewed the front runner. The Republican primary is also contested.

Today is primary election day in Pennsylvania. Idaho voters are set to pick their Republican gubernatorial nominee, while heavily Republican Nebraska and Democratic-leaning OR are also holding primaries Tuesday.




To top it off, Democrats will probably maintain control of the state's governor's mansion as well. Whoever wins the Democratic primary on Tuesday is all but certain to win the seat in November - a reality reflected in the fact that only one person, Pearl Kim, is seeking the Republican nomination.

Democrats are settling primary races to challenge five Republican incumbents and to run in November's general election for five open seats.

If a voter did not receive a ballot her wor she was expecting or a County Voter Information Guide, they are urged to contact the county Elections Office at (800) SBC-VOTE or 805-568-2200 to verify their registration status. "That's who you can go to and get answers".

The deadline to register to vote is Monday, May 21 to be eligible to vote in the June 5, 2018 Statewide Direct Primary Election.

"Lou Barletta was one of the very first people to get behind me in Pennsylvania", Trump says in the recording.

In Oregon, incumbent Democratic Gov. Kate Brown has drawn a pair of primary challengers but is expected to advance to the general election.


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