As of 3:30 pm this afternoon, according to the Department of State website I have been linking to for the last two days, with 9139 out of 9,162 districts reporting and 99.75% of the vote counted the unofficial totals for the fourth seat on the PA Superior Court are as follows (click here):
— Mary P. Murray – 911,947
— Craig Stedman – 907,445
Murray has won the fourth seat and Stedman has lost. If there is to be a recount – then do a recount (see immediately below). Once again, Lancaster County District Attorney Craig Stedman has lost and will not be a judge on the PA Superior Court!
— Let me clarify one item in the below. The professor at first thought this was a two person race when we went through the math. I later explained that this was a nine person race with four available seats and DA Stedman was in a close race for the fourth seat! So then, he wasn’t sure and said you might have to add up all the candidates’ votes… and he was particularly interested in how they actually “recount” the vote and I had no answer!
IT’S JUST MATH?
*** 10:25 am – 99.69% of vote in – percentages unchanged – votes below – click here:
— Mary P. Murray – 911,522
— Craig Stedman – 907,049
** I am being told that my math is incorrect and a recount is required. I am checking and apologize if I was wrong.
A TEPID REPORTER!
* Apparently LNP’s “political reporter” Sam Janesch doesn’t know the word “lose” but he knows the word “tepid!” From the current LNP story online about Stedman (click here):
He tepidly threw his name into consideration for the Superior Court race in January, saying he would only run if he was endorsed by the Republican Party of Pennsylvania.
What a hoot!
STEDMAN LOSES RACE!
Lancaster County District Attorney Craig Stedman has lost his bid for a seat on the Superior Court of PA. It is very unlikely that there will be a recount although LNP continues to include that possibility in their articles and headlines (click here).
According to LNP, a recount would be required if the two candidates’ final vote totals are within one-half of one percent of each other.
That is not the case. With 99.51 percent of the vote counted as of 6:45 am this morning, the two contenders for the fourth and final seat on the court remain as follows (click here):
— Mary P. Murray – 12.01% – 911,375 votes
— Craig Stedman – 11.95% – 906,917 votes
Stedman lost the election.
Please check back later today.