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Republicans Sweep In a “Pristine” Adams County Election

After two long days of counting, Adams County election officials this afternoon announced the results of the 2020 general election.

It was an important contest in which over 77 percent of registered Adams County voters cast a ballot, and in which Republicans won every race.

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Adams County Elections Officials Counting Ballots on Tuesday

Overall 56,007 ballots were cast of which 18,766 were mail-in   There were no provisional votes submitted.

Adams County Commissioner Marty Qually:

“I simply cannot express how proud I am of the county staff and precinct officials. All elections are challenging and this one has been no exception. Between a heated political landscape and multiple lawsuits from a national candidate, it was easy to become distracted. Instead, everyone handled their responsibilities without giving in to distraction and maintained a level of professionalism for which we should all be thankful. Regardless of the outcome of the election, it is critical that staff and precinct officials maintain a pristine election process, free from partisanship or impropriety.

In the U.S. Presidential race, incumbents Donald Trump and Mike Pence won 66 percent of the vote to the 32 percent received by challengers Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. Libertarian candidates Jo Jorgensen and Spike Cohen received 1.42 percent of the vote and there were 171 write-ins.

Incumbent Representative in the U.S. Congress from the 13th District John Joyce, with 68 percent of the vote, defeated Democratic challenger Todd Rowley who received 31 percent.

Incumbent Senator in the General Assembly from the 33rd District Doug Mastriano defeated Democratic challenger Rich Sterner, 68 percent to 32 percent.

Running unopposed, incumbent state Representative in the General Assembly from the 91st District Dan Moul and Representative in the General Assembly from the 193rd District Torren Ecker each captured over 90 percent of the vote.

At the state level, Republican Heather Heidelbaugh defeated Democrat Josh Shapiro in the Attorney General race and Republican Timothy DeFoor defeated Democrat Nina Ahmad in the Auditor General race.

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