PA SENATE SEAT FLIPS WITH A PROJECTED FETTERMAN WIN
The Associated Press has called the race in Pennsylvania with Democrat John Fetterman projected to win the white-hot Senate race in the commonwealth with 50.9% percent of the vote and 88% of precincts reporting. Also projected to win in Pennsylvania is Democrat Attorney General Josh Shapiro for Pennsylvania Governor with 55 percent of the vote and 87 percent of the precincts reporting at this hour. That does not reflect the choices of Lycoming County voters who chose Dr. Mehmet Oz over John Fetterman with 67.49% of the vote. In Lycoming County for Governor, Mastriano defeated Josh Shapiro locally with 64.37% of the vote. For Congressional seats in Lycoming County, In the Ninth district, Dan Meuser defeated Amanda Waldman and the 15th district Glenn Thompson defeated Mike Molesevich. Representative in the 84th district Joe Hamm and Jamie Flick of the General Assembly 83rd District both ran unopposed and according to the Sun Gazette, Hamm and Flick greeted voters on Election Day outside of Hepburn Township Volunteer Fire Company and at the Loyalsock Township building respectively.
LUZERNE COUNTY EXTENDED POLLS WHEN BALLOTS RAN OUT
They ran out of paper ballots in Luzerne County and a court-order allowed voters there to have extra time to submit the ballots last night. According to WNEP, election officials sought the court order Tuesday afternoon when regular voting process was interrupted by paper shortage and voting machine malfunctions around the midday. Polls there were ordered to stay open until 10pm when they normally close at 8pm.
TRUCK DRIVER SENTENCED 40-80 YEARS FOR MURDER OF MODEL
The Texas truck driver who was accused of murder in the case of the New York City model whose body was found along the road along I-80 in western Union County in February of 2021, has been sentenced to 40 to 80 years in prison. According to PennLive, court records say 30 year old Tracy Ray Rollins Jr shot Rebecca Landrith 26 times and her body was left in a snowbank at the Mile Run interchange of I-80. Rollins had pleaded guilty in September to third-degree murder and 20 counts of abuse of corpse. The chief public defender Brian Ulmer told the court his client accepted responsibility for the death of Landrith.
RIVER KEEPERS HOLDING THIRD ANNUAL SONG CONTEST
The Middle Susquehanna Riverkeepers Association developed the “Songs of the Susquehanna” competition two years ago to engage the public about the river during the uncertainty of COVID, and since that time they’ve chose two volumes of original music written by entrants to celebrate the Susquehanna. Another competition has begun this year and the announcement for a track list of Volume 3 will be compiled after mp3 or wav submissions are featured on the website through February 2023. Those who want to write a song for “Songs of the Susquehanna”, find submission requirements at middlesusquehannariverkeeper.org.
PA AND LYCOMING COUNTY ELECTION RESULTS SUMMARY
Voters in Pennsylvania flipped the hotly-contested US Senate seat to blue with a projected win for John Fetterman over Dr. Mehmet Oz, and Democratic candidate for Governor Josh Shapiro held on for the Democrats over Doug Mastriano despite his popularity across the rural regions of Pennsylvania. Republicans maintained their seats in Congress with incumbent Dan Meuser defeating Amanda Waldman in the 9th District and incumbent Glenn Thompson defeating Mike Molesevich in the 15th district. Unofficially, voter turnout seemed to be higher than the last midterm election, averaging at about 65 percent.
COLUMBIA COUNTY CANDIDATE PASSES MONDAY
Ed Giannattasio, the democratic candidate for Columbia County’s 109th district, passed away Monday after a lengthy battle with Multiple Myeloma, a type of bone marrow cancer. Giannattasio was to face off against Republican nominee Robert Leadbeter for the House seat after Representative David Millard vacated his seat this year by retiring. The Columbia County Pa Democrats issued a statement in support of his family, confirming Giannattasio passing and thanking all who voted in the spirit of what Ed stood for, free and fair elections and protection of our fundamental rights.
SOME ELECTION SNAGS BUT NO INTIMIDATION REPORTED
There were a handful of election issues in a few counties according to Acting Secretary of State Leigh Chapman with a few precincts that opened late, some had power outages, some areas of Luzerne County ran out of paper ballots and at least one experienced a gas leak – there were no reported incidences of voter intimidation at this time. According to the Daily Item, Chapman says that it will take a few days for unofficial results from the midterm general election to be completed. The deadline for unofficial results is November 15 and the deadline for the certified official results is November 28. The delays are caused by the mail-in voting system in Pennsyvania of which, over 1.4 million ballots have yet to be counted. Chapman said 1 million were returned from Democrats and about 303,000 from Republicans.
UPTOWN MUSIC COLLECTIVE ANNUAL CAMPAIGN STARTS
Another season has started for the Uptown Music Collective, and the annual fundraising campaign kicks off their 22nd year of providing every deserving student a musical education even if they have an inability to pay. Support the Collective by attending this Friday and Saturday’s show at the Community Arts Center, Girls Just Want to Have Fun: Ladies of the ‘80s. See the whole season’s schedule and purchase tickets at CACLIVE dot com and donate at uptownmusicdot org/annual campaign.
PIAA State Playoffs
Fleetwood 5 Danville 0
Lewisburg 5 Dunmore 0
Selinsgrove 3 Southern Lehigh 2
Southern Columbia 5 Montrose 2
South Williamsport 9 Harrisburg Christian 0
Wyomissing 2 Lewisburg 1
Valley View 1 Shikellamy 0
Central Columbia 5 Wilson Area 0
Lewisburg 4 Berks Catholic 3
Mount Calvary Christian 3 Galeton 0
North Penn-Liberty 3 Lake-Lehman 0
Coyotes 4 Sabers 1
Canadians 3 Red Wings 2
Islanders 4 Rangers 3
Devils 3 Flames 2
Canucks 6 Senators 4
Flyers 5 Blues 1
Golden Knights 4 Maple Leafs 3
Oilers 3 Lightning 2
Jets 5 Stars 1
Kracken 5 Predators 1
Kings 1 Wild 0
There were no NBA games Tuesday night
Nets vs the Knicks at 7:30 tonight on ESPN
Lakers and Clippers play at 10 PM on ESPN.
Thursday NFL football Atlanta Falcons and Carolina Panthers 815 on Prime Video