Pennsylvania Results 2012: Obama, Casey Win
Democrats dominate statewide races for treasurer, attorney general and auditor general.
LIVE 2012 ELECTION RESULTS FOR PENNSYLVANIA
|% reporting||Race||Democratic Candidates||Results||Republican Candidates||Results|
|98.82%||U.S. Senate||Bob Casey Jr.||2,899,659||Tom Smith||
|98.82%||PA Treasurer||Robert M. McCord||2,762,278||Diana Irey Vaughan||2,315,845|
||PA Attorney General||Kathleen G. Kane||3,005,522||David J. Freed||2,227,836|
||PA Auditor General||Eugene A. DePasquale||2,623,291||John Maher||2,454,802|
|98.82%||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.