HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The Republican nominee follows in a statewide recount for an open seat on the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania gave in to the race on Tuesday to Democrat Lori Dumas.
On Twitter, Drew Crompton congratulated Dumas and other winners of the judicial races being voted on statewide in the November 2 Pennsylvania election.
Republicans won three of four judicial races statewide in the November 2 vote.
A statewide recount in the Commonwealth Courts race was mandated after Dumas’ finished half a percentage point ahead of Crompton, according to unofficial results posted online by the State Department .
With the counties ending the recount on Tuesday, Dumas led Crompton by about 21,000 votes, or less than half a percentage point.
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Dumas is a judge at the Pleas Common Pleas Court of Philadelphia. Crompton is a former state Senate GOP attorney who was sworn in last year to temporarily fill the court’s loophole.
The court handles cases involving state and local government.
Nearly 2.8 million ballots were cast in the election, representing about 31% of Pennsylvania’s 8.7 million registered voters.
2, Republican Kevin Brobson defeated Democrat Maria McLaughlin by about 25,000 votes, or less than 1%, according to unofficial results.
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