Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Last night, President Barack Obama defeated Mitt Romney and was elected to a second term as President of the United States. This is the first time since that the United States elected three presidents in a row to a second term since 1816, with Jefferson, then Madison and then Monroe. President Obama won with 50.3% of the popular vote and 303 electoral votes, compared to Romney's 48.1% of the popular vote and 206 electoral votes.
Local election results (via The Morning Call):
118th District (western Monroe County) - (D) Mike Carroll defeated (R) Terrence O'Connor by 66 percent to 34 percent.
122nd District (Carbon County) - (R) Doyle Heffley defeated (D) Ronald Rabenold by 59 percent to 41 percent.
124th District (Berks / Schuylkill Counties) - (R) Jerry Knowles defeated (I) Dante Picciano by 79 percent to 21 percent.
131st District ( Lehigh / Northampton Counties) - (D) Kevin Deely was leading incumbent (R) Justin Simmons by 437 votes with 30 of 31 precincts reporting.
132nd District (Allentown) - (D) Mike Schlossberg of Allentown was unopposed Tuesday. Congratulations Mike!
134th District (Lehigh / Berks Counties) - (R) Ryan Mackenzie defeated (D) John Reynard of Emmaus, 60 percent to 40 percent.
135th District ( Lehigh / Northampton Counties) - (D) incumbent Steve Samuelson defeated (R) Kenneth Baretto by 70 percent to 30 percent.
136th District (Northampton County) - Democrat Bob Freeman of Easton was unopposed Tuesday.
137th District (Northampton County) - (R) Joe Emrick defeated (D) Joseph Capozzolo by 61 percent to 39 percent.
138th District (Northampton County) - (R) Joe Emrick defeated (D) Joseph Capozzolo by 61 percent to 39 percent.
143rd District (Bucks County) - (R) incumbent Marguerite Quinn defeated (D) Joe Frederick by 62 percent to 38 percent.
145th District (Bucks County) - (R) incumbent Paul Clymer defeated (D) Mary Whitesell by 65 percent to 35 percent.
147th District (Montgomery County) - (R) Marcy Toepel defeated (D) Betty White by 61 percent to 39 percent.
183rd District (Lehigh / Northampton Counties) - (R) Julie Harhart was unopposed Tuesday.
187th District (Berks / Lehigh Counties) - (R) Gary Day defeated (D) Joe Haas by 63 percent to 37 percent.