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Tue Jun 2, 2020, 10:43 AM

PA Primary and voting

Voted around 9:30 in person at my usual polling location. No line, poll workers wearing masks, but not required for voters. I chatted with the judge of elections for a bit and was told about 500 absentee ballots of 1700 voters. Gotta say I love the paper ballots and scanner. You feed your own ballot in, the scanner reads it, records the votes and then you hear a soft clunk as it falls in the ballot box.

We have a closed primary so you vote for candidates from the party in which you are registered. Not many contested races for either party. The biggest open Dem office is Auditor General as current aud gen DePasquale is running in PA-10 against Scott Perry. I voted for Nina Ahmed. There's a candidate from each big region, Michael Lamb (Conor's uncle) from western PA, Scott Conklin from Centre County (central) and Ahmed from eastern PA.

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DeminPennswoods Jun 2020 OP
cornball 24 Jun 2020 #1
DeminPennswoods Jun 2020 #2
Butterflylady Jun 2020 #3
FakeNoose Jun 2020 #4
yortsed snacilbuper Jun 2020 #5
DeminPennswoods Jun 2020 #6
DeminPennswoods Jun 2020 #7
spinbaby Jun 2020 #8
DeminPennswoods Jun 2020 #9
DeminPennswoods Jun 2020 #10
DeminPennswoods Jun 2020 #11
DeminPennswoods Jun 2020 #12

Response to DeminPennswoods (Original post)

Tue Jun 2, 2020, 10:49 AM

1. I too voted for Ahmed!

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Response to cornball 24 (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 2, 2020, 10:55 AM

2. We have a competent government in PA,

but it's all white guys!

Aside from Catherine Baker Knoll and Barbara Hafer, it's been that way forever. Kathleen Kane got more votes than anyone when she ran for Atty Genl, but the good old boys network schemed to bring her down and succeeded.

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Response to DeminPennswoods (Original post)

Tue Jun 2, 2020, 12:33 PM

3. Sent my ballot in Saturday morning!

Drove past my polling place earlier and no line.

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Response to DeminPennswoods (Original post)

Tue Jun 2, 2020, 01:27 PM

4. I mailed my ballot about 3 weeks ago

I went online and checked to make sure it was recorded.

My thinking was that if something went wrong and they didn't receive my mailed ballot, I still had time to go and vote in person. No sweat, they have my vote on record. Yeah!


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Response to DeminPennswoods (Original post)

Tue Jun 2, 2020, 01:48 PM

5. Your Ballot Has Been Received

RA-voterregstatcert@state.pa.us

Wed, May 13, 8:20 PM

Dear ALEXANDER

Your ballot has been received by ALLEGHENY County on 05/13/2020.

Your ballot status has been updated to reflect your official ballot has been received timely and recorded.

Please note: You are no longer permitted to vote at your polling place location now that you have returned your ballot timely.

If you have questions about your ballot, please contact ALLEGHENY County at (412) 350-4500.

Thank you

****Please do not reply to this email.****

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Response to DeminPennswoods (Original post)

Tue Jun 2, 2020, 10:12 PM

6. Was annoyed at Maddow tonight

Near the end of her show, she was talking about polling places being consolidated. She cited Allegheny county for having about 1/10th of the normal number of polling places open, but she failed to say that Allegheny county mailed absentee ballot applications to every registered voter allowing them to vote that way or that Gov Wolf issued an emergency order extending the time absentee ballots are accepted to Jun 9th as long as the ballot is postmarked today (6/2).

This kind of selective reporting is not helpful.

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Response to DeminPennswoods (Original post)

Wed Jun 3, 2020, 05:05 AM

7. Columbia Sch of Journo, USAT, Frontline are interested in your voting

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experience in the just completed primary.

More at link here: https://sstirling.formstack.com/forms/pennsylvania_election_monitoring

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Response to DeminPennswoods (Original post)

Wed Jun 3, 2020, 11:38 AM

8. I voted by mail.

They sent me an email that my ballot had been received. I love voting by mail, especially after the news reported a ruckus at a polling place caused by some jerk In a MAGA hat refusing to wear a mask.

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Response to DeminPennswoods (Original post)

Wed Jun 3, 2020, 12:34 PM

9. Upset brewing in HD20 Dem primary

Emily Kinkead leads 10 yr incumbent Adam Ravenstahl 55-45 with about 60% of the vote counted. Ravenstahl is the brother of former Pgh mayor Luke Ravenstahl.

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Response to DeminPennswoods (Original post)

Mon Jun 15, 2020, 07:33 PM

11. Final election results for statewide offices

Attorney General
Josh Shapiro (D-Incumbent)
Heather Heidelbaugh (R)

Auditor General (open)
Nina Ahmed (D)
Timothy Defoor (R)

State Treasurer
Joe Torsella (D-Inc)
Stacy Garrity (R)

Congressional
CD1 Christina Finnello (D) vs Brian Fitzpatrick (R-Inc)
CD2 Brendan Boyle (D-Inc) vs David Torres (R)
CD3 Dwight Evans (D-Inc) vs Michael Harvey (R)
CD4 Madeline Dean Cunnane (D-Inc) vs Kathy Barnette (R)
CD5 Mary Gay Scanlon (D-Inc) vs Dasha Pruett (R)
CD6 Christina Houlahan (D-Inc) vs John Emmons (R)
CD7 Susan Wild (D-Inc) vs Lisa Scheller (R)
CD8 Matt Cartwright (D-Inc) vs Theodore Daniels (R) although the Rs could go to a recount
CD9 Gary Wegman (D) vs Daniel Meuser (R-Inc)
CD10 Eugene Depasquale (D) vs Scott Perry (R-Inc) - This is a potential D pick up
CD11 Sarah Hammond (D) vs Lloyd Smucker (R-Inc)
CD12 Lee Griffin (D) vs Fred Keller (R-Inc?)
CD13 Raymond Rowley (D) vs John Joyce (R-Inc?)
CD14 William Marx (D) vs Guy Reschenthaler (R-Inc) Can't really see this seat flipping, but more Dems did vote than Rs overall and in all but 1 county
CD15 Robert Williams (D) vs Glenn Thompson (R-Inc)
CD16 Kristy Gnibus (D) vs Mike Kelly (R-Inc)
CD17 Conor Lamb (D-Inc) vs Sean Parnell (R-Foxnews)
CD18 Mike Doyle (D-Inc) vs Luke Negron (R)



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Response to DeminPennswoods (Original post)

Thu Jun 18, 2020, 07:26 PM

12. Aud General election is a first with 2 minority candidates

Ahmed is an Asian(Pakistani)-American woman. Defoor, the R, is an AfAm male. Whocever wins will mark a first in PA history.

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