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Many Penn residents voted in Houston Hall, which was the only polling station on Penn's campus due to the coronavirus pandemic. Credit: Kylie Cooper

Pennsylvania held its primary election on Tuesday to determine candidates for the general election in November.

Although in-person polls closed Tuesday night, many votes will not be counted until June 9. Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf issued an executive order on Monday that extended the deadline for election offices to receive mail-in ballots from June 2 to June 9 amid protests over the police murder of George Floyd. 

The state closed dozens of polling stations and encouraged citizens to vote by mail to curb the spread of COVID-19. Over 1.4 million Pennsylvanians requested mail-in ballots for this year's primary, approximately 13 times more than the count in the 2016 primary.

As a result of the extended deadline to receive mail-in ballots, winners in several competitive races, including the Democratic primaries for Auditor General and Representative in Pennsylvania’s 188th District, were announced up to two weeks after polls closed on June 2.

Here are the current election results for the Pennsylvania primary for Philadelphia’s political districts.

This story was last updated at 5:33 p.m. on June 15. Please check back for new updates as final results are announced.

Democratic Primaries

Presidential Nomination

While many races are undecided, former Vice President and former Penn Professor of Presidential Practice Joe Biden will take the majority of Pennsylvania's Democratic delegates for president. 

Biden has received 78.0% of the vote that has been counted thus far, The New York Times reported. If the current percentages hold, Biden will receive 126 delegates votes from Pennsylvania at the Democratic National Convention. 

Although Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) ended his presidential campaign on April 8, he remained on the ballot to gather delegates in hopes of influencing the Democratic Party platform. Sanders needed to receive at least 15% of the vote in order to receive any delegate votes.

Sanders has 18.5% of the votes counted, which would give him two delegates from Pennsylvania at the Democratic National Convention if the percentage holds.

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) similarly remained on the ballot, despite ending her presidential campaign on March 19. Unlike Sanders, however, Gabbard has not released statements indicating why she remains on the ballot.

Gabbard has received 3.5% of the votes counted, more than 11% away from being eligible to receive delegate votes.

Credit: Sukhmani Kaur Biden will definitively take the majority of Pennsylvania's Democratic delegates for President.

U.S. House of Representatives

Incumbent Brendan Boyle (D) won the Democratic primary in Pennsylvania’s 2nd Congressional District, which consists of most of Northeastern Philadelphia along the Delaware River and North Philadelphia, according to the Committee of Seventy. Boyle ran unopposed, and has served in Congress since 2015.

Incumbent Dwight Evans (D) won the Democratic primary in Pennsylvania’s 3rd Congressional District, which consists of the majority of West Philadelphia, Center City, and parts of North Philadelphia, and includes Penn. Evans ran unopposed, and received an endorsement from Penn Democrats. He has served in Congress since 2016.

Incumbent Mary Gay Scanlon (D) won the Democratic primary in Pennsylvania’s 5th Congressional District, which is located in the southeast corner of Pennsylvania, and includes part of Philadelphia county. Scanlon ran unopposed, and also received an endorsement from Penn Dems. She has served in Congress since 2018.

Pa. Auditor General

Nina Ahmad (D) won the Democratic primary for Pennsylvania Auditor General. After a close race, Ahmad declared victory on June 11. At the time of her announcement, Ahmad was in the lead with 35% of the vote, followed by Michael Lamb (D) with 28% of the vote, according to reports by the Pennsylvania State Department.

Pa. Attorney General

Incumbent Josh Shapiro (D) won the Democratic primary for Pennsylvania Attorney General. Shapiro ran unopposed, and received an endorsement from Penn Dems.

Pa. Treasurer

Incumbent Joe Torsella (D) won the Democratic primary for Pennsylvania Treasurer. Torsella ran unopposed.

Pa. State Senate

Nikil Saval (D) won the Democratic primary for Pennsylvania's 1st Senatorial District. Saval declared victory on June 15th. At the time of his announcement, Saval was in the lead with 57% of the vote, followed by incumbent Larry Farnese (D) with 43% of the vote. Although Saval had been declared the winner by The Associated Press on June 3, his campaign waited to announce a victory, citing the high volume of mail-in votes that still needed to be counted.

Incumbent Sharif Street (D) and John Sabatina (D) won the Democratic primary for Pennsylvania’s 3rd and 5th Senatorial Districts, respectively. Both ran unopposed.

Incumbent Vincent J. Hughes won the Democratic primary for Pennsylvania’s 7th Senatorial District, which includes Penn. Hughes ran unopposed.

Pa. House of Representatives

Incumbent Brian Sims (D) won the Democratic primary for Pennsylvania's 182nd District. Sims claimed victory on June 12. At the time of his announcement, Sims was in the lead with 58% of the vote, followed by Marisa Shaaban (D) with 42% of the vote. He has served in the General Assembly since 2013.

Rick Krajewski (D) won the Democratic primary for Pennsylvania's 188th District, which includes Penn. Krajewski, who is a 2013 Engineering graduate, declared victory on June 15. At the time of his announcement, Krajewski was in the lead with 46% of the vote, followed by incumbent James Roebuck, Jr. (D) with 27% of the vote. Krajewski was previously endorsed by Penn Dems, Penn Justice Dems, and Fossil Free Penn for his progressive platform.

Amen Brown (D) won the Democratic primary for Pennsylvania's 190th District. Brown announced his victory on June 14. At the time of his announcement, Brown was in the lead with 43% of the vote, followed by incumbent G. Roni Green (D) with 38% of the vote.

Republican Primaries

Presidential Nominee

President and 1968 Wharton graduate Donald Trump will receive all 34 of Pennsylvania's Republican delegates for president.

Trump has received 94.4% of the vote that has been counted thus far.

Bill Weld, the first Republican to challenge Trump for the presidency, has 37,054 votes — 4.2% of the vote.

Credit: Chase Sutton

Trump will receive all of Pennsylvania's Republican delegates for President.

U.S. House of Representatives

David Torres (R) and Michael Harvey (R) won the Republican primary in Pennsylvania’s 2nd and 3rd Congressional Districts, respectively. Both ran unopposed.

Dasha Pruett (R) is the projected winner for the Republican primary in Pennsylvania’s 5th Congressional District. Pruett has 62% of the vote, and is followed by Rob Jordan with 38% of the vote, according to reports by WHYY.

Pa. Auditor General

Timothy DeFoor (R) won the Republican primary for Pennsylvania Auditor General. DeFoor ran unopposed.

Pa. Attorney General

Heather Heidelbaugh (R) won the Republican primary for Pennsylvania Attorney General. Heidelbaugh ran unopposed.

Pa. Treasurer

Stacy Garrity (R) won the Republican primary for Pennsylvania Treasurer. Garrity ran unopposed.

Pa. House of Representatives

Drew Murray (R) and Wanda Logan (R) won the Republican primary for Pennsylvania’s 182nd and 190th Districts, respectively. Both ran unopposed.

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