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Pennsylvania Results 2012: Obama, Casey Win Re-Election, Rothfus Defeats Critz

Democrats dominate statewide races for treasurer, attorney general and auditor general.

2012 ELECTION RESULTS

% reporting Race Democratic Candidates Results Republican Candidates Results 99% U.S. President Obama-Biden 2,864,619 Romney-Ryan 2,580,543 99% U.S. Senate Bob Casey Jr. 2,899,659 Tom Smith 2,417,029 99% PA Treasurer Robert M. McCord 2,762,278 Diana Irey Vaughan 2,315,845 99% PA Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane 3,005,522 David J. Freed 2,227,836 99% PA Auditor General Eugene A. DePasquale 2,632,291 John Maher 2,454,802 99% Congress District 12 Mark Critz 157,364 Keith Rothfus 167,396

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden were re-elected to a second term Tuesday night, defeating Republican challenger and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and vice presidential running mate Rep. Paul Ryan.

As he did in 2008, Obama also carried Pennsylvania, gaining the state's 20 electoral votes.

In Pennsylvania's 2012 race for U.S. Senate, incumbent Democrat Bob Casey Jr. of Scranton also won re-election, drawing 53 percent of the vote and defeating Republican coal executive and Tea Party founder Tom Smith of Shelocta. 

With 99 percent of votes recorded in races for three state offices:

  • Auditor General: Democrat Eugene A. DePasquale of York County is the apparent winner with 49 percent of the vote, defeating Republican John Maher of Upper St. Clair and Libertarian Betsy Elizabeth Summers
  • Attorney General: Democrat Kathleen G. Kane of Lackawanna County is the apparent winner with 56 percent of the vote, defeating Republican David J. Freed of Cumberland County and Libertarian Marakay J. Rogers.
  • Treasurer: Incumbent Democrat Robert M. McCord of Montgomery County is the apparent winner with 52 percent of the vote, defeating Republican Diana Irey Vaughan of Washington County and Libertarian Patricia M. Fryman.

In the congressional race in the newly redesigned 12th District, Republican Keith Rothfus of Sewickley defeated incumbent Democrat Mark Critz of Johnstown.

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Julia Farkas November 06, 2012 at 12:24 PM
The winner will be Goldman Sachs.
Edward T November 06, 2012 at 05:03 PM
Obama must win. If he wins John Mahama in Ghana will also win
Vicki Lopez November 07, 2012 at 03:31 AM
It amazes me how ill informed voters are. Do PA voters know that this president did not propose a budget for four years? I can't wait to see what flexibility he will have with Putin after today. This country is screwed.

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