Write in your choice here
In Pennsylvania's 12 legislative district, covering parts of southern Butler County, incumbent Daryl Metcalfe had an incredibly tight race against... nobody. The only other announced candidate for the race had long since been tossed off the ballot for failing to file some required paperwork. So who was his race against?
'Write in' wound up with 45.5% of the vote across the district, which seems like an incredibly high result against a long term incumbent, let alone an incumbent who felt secure enough to run for Lieutenant Governor just a few years ago. Has a write in candidate ever beaten an incumbent in a Pennsylvania primary for a state house election? In a primary? I imagine it has happened, but still must be incredibly rare.So here is the map of how the write in votes came in across the district.
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I do just have to add that the Butler County elections web site has this essential recommendation: