Summer Lee announces victory, La’Tasha Mayes victory and other primary election updates | News | Pittsburgh

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Summer Lee addresses supporters during his election day party in downtown Pittsburgh just after midnight on May 18th.

Democratic race for U.S. District 12 still too close to appoint the day after the 2022 primary, but state spokesman Summer Lee announced victory with minimal anticipation from Squirrel Hill attorney Steve Irwin.

During her party on the night of the May 17 election Emerald City in downtown Pittsburgh, Lee said her campaign “came in handy” as supporters welcomed and joined the “People’s Power” and “What time is it?” Summer time! ”

Irwin did not give up in the race, where currently only about 500 votes are shared by the two leading candidates. It will be days before the official results are summed up Alegen County Report they will not post more updates until the Return Council meets at 9 a.m. on May 20th.

31 polling stations were unable to cast their ballots on election day due to a memory card problem. (A good commentator from WESA policy and government editor Chris Potter on what is causing the delay here: twitter.com/CPotterPgh.)

But Lee and supporters, including Pittsburgh Mayor Ed Gaine, are confident of her victory.

“Our victory shows that we can overcome the class of billionaires who want to divide and conquer us all with fear and lies for profit, if only we unite in our differences for a positive vision of multiracial democracy,” Lee said. wrote in a tweet May 18. “We can have good things if we fight.”

At her party on election night, Gaine congratulated Lee on his victory and wrote in a tweet that she would be the first black woman from Pennsylvania in Congress. In 2018, Lee became the first black woman from southwestern Pennsylvania to be elected to the state legislature.

The winner of the primaries from the Democratic Party will face Republican Mike Doyle (no, this is not the same US representative Mike Doyle, who will be replaced by the winner of this race) in the general election.

If Lee does not win a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, she will remain in local government with a victory on Election Day in Abigail Salisbury for her seat in District 34. (Lee competed in both primaries.)

Allegheny District reports that voter turnout in the spring primary election was 36.42%, with 286,925 ballots cast out of 787,781 registered voters.

In races across the state, Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman won the race from the Democratic Party to the US Senate by a wide margin, receiving 59% of the vote for Conor Lamb, Malcolm Kenyatta and Alexandria Khalil. Lamb on Tuesday night conceded and vowed to support Feterman in the general election.

The Republican race to the Senate is still too close to a destination: talk show host Mehmet Oz and former hedge fund manager David McCormick are now getting just over 31% of the vote.

Attorney General Josh Shapiro was unprecedented in his campaign to nominate the Democratic Party for governor of Pennsylvania. This fall he will face the right, QAnot connected An ally of Trump who was under Uprising of January 6thsays Senator Doug Mastrian, who won the nomination from the Republicans.

State MP Austin Davis, Shapiro’s partner, easily won the race from the Democratic Party for the post of lieutenant governor and in the general election will face the state representative from the Republicans Kerry Lewis DelRasa.

click to enlarge La'Tasha Mace poses for a portrait in East Liberty.  - CP PHOTOS: Jared Wickerham

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La’Tasha Mace poses for a portrait in East Liberty.

Reproductive rights leader La’Tasha D. Mace won her campaign to take Gainey’s former seat as House of Representatives in District 24, defeating Martel Covington, who currently holds the post after winning the April 5 snap election. In a statement to the media, Mayes said, “I am a fearless fighter for justice and a proud black woman – the first to hold this position.”

In other House State results, Erion Abney won over Glen Grayson in District 19, Emily Kinkid won in District 20, beating Nick Mastras, and Jessica Benham defeated Stephanie Fox in District 36.

In an unprecedented race for the House of Representatives, Democrat Sarah Inamorata won District 21, Dan Frankel won District 23, and Austin Davis won District 35. Among the undisputed winners of the State Senate were Lindsey Williams in District 38 and Wayne Fontana in District 42.

To talk about the election results, tune in to After Hours with Natalie Bentiveng and guest, Pittsburgh Legislative Assistant Mohamed Bernie, at 6:30 p.m. on May 18 on Instagram Live at instagram.com/pghcitypaper.


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