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How Did Centre County Vote In The 2020 General Election?

Now that Election Day has come and gone, more than 77,000 Centre County voters have cast their ballots, according to the county’s unofficial results.

Although this election’s national and state counts are far from over, we have a good idea how Centre County voted with more than 98% of the vote recorded. Here’s how its races shook out as of 4 p.m. Sunday:

Presidential Electors

  • Joseph R. Biden (D) / Kamala D. Harris (D) — 39,719
  • Donald J. Trump (R) / Michael R. Pence (R) — 36,042 votes
  • Jo Jorgensen (L) / Jeremy Spike Cohen (L) — 1,051 votes
  • Presidential Write-In — 391 votes

Attorney General

  • Josh Shapiro (D) — 37,822 votes
  • Heather Heidelbaugh (R) — 35,648 votes
  • Daniel Wassmer (L) — 1,591 votes
  • Richard L. Weiss (G) — 965 votes
  • Write-In — 37 votes

Auditor General

  • Nina Ahmad (D) — 34,602 votes
  • Timothy Defoor (R) — 37,484 votes
  • Jennifer Moore (L) — 2,429 votes
  • Olivia Faison (G) — 996 votes
  • Write-In — 45 votes

State Treasurer

  • Joe Torsella (D) — 36,518 votes
  • Stacy L. Garrity (R) — 35,934 votes
  • Joe Soloski (L) — 1,945 votes
  • Timothy Runkle (G) — 1,113 votes
  • Write-In — 48 votes

Representative In Congress — 12th Congressional District

Representative Fred Keller was elected to his first full term in the House of Representatives.

The 12th District in Centre County includes Ferguson Township, State College, Harris Township, College Township, part of Halfmoon Township, and the Penns Valley Area. The 12th District also includes portions of Bradford, Clinton, Juniata, Lycoming, Mifflin, Northumberland, Perry, Potter, Snyder, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Union, and Wyoming counties.

Although Keller’s counts remain below his challenger, Lee Griffin, the Associated Press projected his win.

  • Lee Griffin (D) — 23,756 votes
  • Fred Keller (R) — 17,379 votes
  • Write-In — 92 votes

Representative In Congress — 15th Congressional District

Glenn “GT” Thompson won his seventh term in the House of Representatives.

The 15th District, which is the state’s largest by area, includes northern and western Centre County and parts of Armstrong, Butler, Cambria, Cameron, Clarion, Clearfield, Elk, Forest, Indiana, Jefferson, McKean, Venango, and Warren counties.

  • Robert Williams (D) — 12,917 votes
  • Glenn GT Thompson (R) — 21,868 votes
  • Write-In — 50 votes

Representative In The General Assembly — 76th Legislative District

State Representative Stephanie Borowicz was re-elected for a second term representing Pennsylvania’s 76th district, which includes part of Centre County and all of Clinton County.

In Centre County, the district represents Benner Township, Boggs Township, Burnside Township, Curtin Township, Haines Township, Howard, Howard Township, Liberty Township, Marion Township, Miles Township, Milesburg, Snow Shoe, Snow Shoe Township, Union Township, and Unionville.

In 2018, Borowicz became the first woman to represent her district and the first Republican to do so in nearly 50 years.

  • Joe Waltz (D) — 3,314 votes
  • Stephanie Borowicz (R) — 8,272 votes
  • Write-In — 15 votes

Representative In The General Assembly — 77th Legislative District

Incumbent Scott Conklin secured yet another term this time around. He’s represented parts of Centre County since January 2007.

  • H. Scott Conklin (D) — 14,106 votes
  • Steve Yetsko (R) — 7,325 votes
  • Write-In — 28 votes

Representative In The General Assembly — 81st Legislative District

State Representative Rich Irvin was elected for a fourth term. The 81st district includes parts of Centre and Mifflin counties and all of Huntingdon County. In Centre County, the district represents Ferguson Township (partial), Patton Township (partial), Halfmoon Township, Port Matilda, Taylor Township, and Worth Township.

  • Ian M. Kidd (D) — 4,989 votes
  • Rich Irvin (R) — 5,153 votes
  • Write-In — 16 votes

Representative In The General Assembly — 171st Legislative District

State Representative Kerry Benninghoff won his 13th term in Pennsylvania’s House and has been a House Majority Leader since June.

The 171st District includes parts of Centre and Mifflin counties. In Centre County, the district represents Bellefonte, Centre Hall, College Township (partial), Ferguson Township (partial), Gregg Township, Harris Township, Millheim, and Penn, Potter, Spring, and Walker Townships.

  • Peter Buck (D) — 14,137 votes
  • Kerry A. Benninghoff (R) — 18,511 votes
  • Write-In — 29 votes

Miller Township Liquor License Referendum

  • Yes — 477 votes
  • No — 127 votes

We’ll update this post with more information as it rolls in across the state.

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