2018 Election Results: Discover If Chester County Is Blue or Red

WEST CHESTER, PA — Often described as a key county to watch, Chester County voted Republican in the 2012 Presidential Election, as well as in 2008. However, Democrat Tom Wolf won the county in the 2014 Pennsylvania Governor race against incumbent Tom Corbett, despite Republicans having a massive turnout advantage. Moreover, Chester County continued voting blue in the 2016 Presidential Election, with 52.6 percent of votes going to Hillary Clinton and 43.3 percent for Donald Trump. Which way did Chester County vote on the 2018 Midterm General Election? 

“Barring any unforeseen developments, [turning blue] is an inevitable shift,” said John Kennedy, professor of political science at West Chester University, in a recent interview with the Daily Local. “Chester County is a decade behind (the other suburban counties), but given the political forces and Demographic shifts at work, it is inevitable that it will become Democratic. It is the last to fall.”

Moreover, Jessica Weingarten, a political activist who studies voting figures and chairwoman of the non-partisan Indivisible Chester County action group, stated, “I am not surprised that the county is trending Democratic… I’ve been out canvassing for about 30 years, and it’s something I have been seeing more and more over the years. It’s also something that I find when registering voters.”

How Did Chester County Vote?

There was an amazing number of voters for the 2018 Midterm General Election. A total of 236,599 ballots were cast, or 66.22 percent turnout, compared to 156,731 ballots, or 46.70 percent, in the 2014 Midterm General Election. Regardless, the passion was on the Democratic side, swinging Chester County solidly blue. With the exception of several notable outliers, Chester County voted mostly Democrat up and down the ballot. So, the county’s blue streak continues.

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With 100 percent of precincts counted, below you will find Chester County’s unofficial election results for Pennsylvania’s congressional and state-wide races.

SUMMARY REPORT        UNOFFICIAL RESULTS
RUN DATE:11/07/18     GENERAL ELECTION NOV 6, 2018
RUN TIME:12:10 AM     CHESTER COUNTY, PA

                                                       VOTES PERCENT

           PRECINCTS COUNTED (OF 228).  .  .  .  .       228  100.00
           REGISTERED VOTERS - TOTAL .  .  .  .  .   357,307
           BALLOTS CAST - TOTAL.  .  .  .  .  .  .   236,599
           VOTER TURNOUT - TOTAL  .  .  .  .  .  .             66.22

          STRAIGHT PARTY
          VOTE FOR NOT MORE THAN  1
           DEMOCRATIC (DEM) .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    84,727   56.13
           REPUBLICAN (REP) .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    65,697   43.52
           GREEN (GRN).  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       187     .12
           LIBERTARIAN (LIB).  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       347     .23

          UNITED STATES SENATOR
          VOTE FOR NOT MORE THAN  1
           BOB CASEY JR (DEM)  .  .  .  .  .  .  .   139,170   59.09
           LOU BARLETTA (REP)  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    92,097   39.10
           NEAL GALE (GRN)  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     1,574     .67
           DALE R KERNS JR (LIB)  .  .  .  .  .  .     2,605    1.11
           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        72     .03

          GOV & LT GOV
          VOTE FOR NOT MORE THAN  1
           TOM WOLF (DEM).  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .   144,493   61.25
           SCOTT R WAGNER (REP).  .  .  .  .  .  .    87,619   37.14
           PAUL GLOVER (GRN).  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     1,233     .52
           KEN V KRAWCHUK (LIB).  .  .  .  .  .  .     2,442    1.04
           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       104     .04

          REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS 6TH DISTRICT
          VOTE FOR NOT MORE THAN  1
           CHRISSY HOULAHAN (DEM) .  .  .  .  .  .   138,829   58.89
           GREG MCCAULEY (REP) .  .  .  .  .  .  .    96,754   41.04
           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       145     .06

          SENATOR IN THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY 26TH DISTRICT
          VOTE FOR NOT MORE THAN  1
           TIM KEARNEY (DEM).  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     6,373   52.14
           THOMAS J MCGARRIGLE SR (REP) .  .  .  .     5,844   47.81
           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         7     .06

          SENATOR IN THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY 44TH DISTRICT
          VOTE FOR NOT MORE THAN  1
           KATIE MUTH (DEM) .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    31,589   51.80
           JOHN RAFFERTY (REP) .  .  .  .  .  .  .    29,368   48.16
           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        29     .05

          REPRESENTATIVE IN THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY 13TH DISTRICT
          VOTE FOR NOT MORE THAN  1
           SUE WALKER (DEM) .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    10,884   44.98
           JOHN LAWRENCE (REP) .  .  .  .  .  .  .    12,999   53.72
           DOMINIC J PIROCCHI (LIB)  .  .  .  .  .       306    1.26
           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        10     .04

          REPRESENTATIVE IN THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY 26TH DISTRICT
          VOTE FOR NOT MORE THAN  1
           PAM HACKER (DEM) .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    11,080   44.52
           TIM HENNESSEY (REP) .  .  .  .  .  .  .    13,775   55.35
           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        30     .12

          REPRESENTATIVE IN THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY 74TH DISTRICT
          VOTE FOR NOT MORE THAN  1
           DAN K WILLIAMS (DEM).  .  .  .  .  .  .    14,625   61.28
           AMBER LITTLE-TURNER (REP) .  .  .  .  .     9,200   38.55
           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        41     .17

          REPRESENTATIVE IN THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY 155TH DISTRICT
          VOTE FOR NOT MORE THAN  1
           DANIELLE FRIEL OTTEN (DEM).  .  .  .  .    18,407   54.57
           BECKY CORBIN (REP)  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    15,293   45.34
           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        30     .09

          REPRESENTATIVE IN THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY 156TH DISTRICT
          VOTE FOR NOT MORE THAN  1
           CAROLYN COMITTA (DEM)  .  .  .  .  .  .    17,802   56.49
           NICHOLAS J DEMINSKI (REP) .  .  .  .  .    13,694   43.46
           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        17     .05

          REPRESENTATIVE IN THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY 157TH DISTRICT
          VOTE FOR NOT MORE THAN  1
           MELISSA SHUSTERMAN (DEM)  .  .  .  .  .    14,452   56.98
           WARREN KAMPF (REP)  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    10,895   42.95
           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        18     .07

          REPRESENTATIVE IN THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY 158TH DISTRICT
          VOTE FOR NOT MORE THAN  1
           CHRISTINA SAPPEY (DEM) .  .  .  .  .  .    15,607   53.36
           ERIC ROE (REP).  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    13,619   46.56
           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        24     .08

          REPRESENTATIVE IN THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY 160TH DISTRICT
          VOTE FOR NOT MORE THAN  1
           ANTON ANDREW (DEM)  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     5,985   58.33
           STEPHEN BARRAR (REP).  .  .  .  .  .  .     4,269   41.61
           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         6     .06

          REPRESENTATIVE IN THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY 167TH DISTRICT
          VOTE FOR NOT MORE THAN  1
           KRISTINE HOWARD (DEM)  .  .  .  .  .  .    16,970   51.97
           DUANE MILNE (REP).  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    15,645   47.92
           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        36     .11

          REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS 7TH DISTRICT
          VOTE FOR NOT MORE THAN  1
           MARY GAY SCANLON (DEM) .  .  .  .  .  .    21,985   48.01
           PEARL KIM (REP)  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    22,636   49.44
           BRIANNA JOHNSTON (GRN) .  .  .  .  .  .       484    1.06
           SANDRA TERESA SALAS (LIB) .  .  .  .  .       647    1.41
           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        36     .08

          TOWNSHIP SUPERVISOR AT-LARGE TREDYFFRIN TOWNSHIP
          VOTE FOR NOT MORE THAN  1
           MARK L FREED (DEM)  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     8,991   56.68
           JUDY DIFILIPPO (REP).  .  .  .  .  .  .     6,851   43.19
           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        20     .13

          MALVERN BOROUGH REFERENDUM 1
          VOTE FOR NOT MORE THAN  1
           YES  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     1,055   65.00
           NO.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       568   35.00

          MALVERN BOROUGH REFERENDUM 2
          VOTE FOR NOT MORE THAN  1
           YES  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     1,153   70.61
           NO.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       480   29.39

          MALVERN BOROUGH REFERENDUM 3
          VOTE FOR NOT MORE THAN  1
           YES  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     1,400   85.42
           NO.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       239   14.58

Full, statewide results can be found at electionreturns.pa.gov.

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Data Source: Chester County Voter Services

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