Hellertown-Lower Saucon Patch Election Results 2012
Unofficial results from national, state and local races are listed below.
2012 ELECTION RESULTS - Hellertown and Lower Saucon Township (unofficial)*
*The following presidential and Congressional results are inclusive of Hellertown wards 1, 2 and 3 and Lower Saucon Township wards 1-8.
**The 136th State House district includes Hellertown wards 1, 2 and 3 and Lower Saucon Township wards 1, 2, 3, 5 and 6.
***The 131st State House district includes Lower Saucon Township wards 4, 7 and 8. It was announced Wednesday that this race is still too close to call, with approximately 750 votes in Lehigh County still to be counted.
For complete unofficial Northampton County election results by precinct for the races listed below, click here.
|Race||Democratic Candidates||Results||Republican Candidates||Results|
|PA Attorney General||Kathleen Kane||3984||David Freed||3825|
|PA Auditor General||Eugene DePasquale||3460||John Maher||4073|
|PA Treasurer||Robert McCord||3671||Diana Vaughn||3864|
|131st State House||Kevin Deely||852||Justin Simmons||1282|
|136th State House||Bob Freeman||3737|
Original story follows:
UPDATE - 3pm: So far today turnout at most Saucon Valley polling places appears to be relatively light for a presidential election year. Voters who have shared their experiences on Hellertown Patch's Facebook page say there have been limited wait times.
In the last two presidential elections in Saucon Valley, Hellertown gave the nod to Democrats while Lower Saucon Township preferred Republicans.
Democrats John Kerry in 2004 and Barack Obama in 2008 won in Hellertown. Kerry beat President George W. Bush, 1,530 to 1,118, while then-Sen. Obama beat Sen. John McCain, 1,602 to 1,043.
Lower Saucon was Republican country for Bush, who beat Kerry 3,082 to 2,582, and for McCain, who beat Obama by less than 100 votes, 2,972 to 2,890.
In both elections, Hellertown mirrored the voters of its larger neighbor, Bethlehem, where Kerry defeated Bush, 18,029 to 11,882, and Obama trounced McCain, 21,616 to 10,186.
For a look at all the candidates in all the races, check out our Hellertown-Lower Saucon Patch Election Guide.