Lebanon County voter turnout for the 2020 general election increased by three full percentage points over the 2016 general election – and nearly six percentage points over 2012.

In total, 71,288 ballots have been counted so far, or 77.0% of 92,637 registered voters. The county is reporting that all precincts have submitted results but these numbers are not yet final or official.

See results summary here (PDF).

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See results precinct detail here (PDF).

For context, in 2016, turnout was 72.6% (about 63K of 87K registered voters) and in 2012 it was 70.3% (57K of 81K registered voters).

In the races for Lebanon County’s three representative seats in the General Assembly – the 101st, the 102nd, and 104th – Republican incumbents appear to have been victorious across the board.

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  • Representative in General Assembly 101st Legislative District
    Democrat Calvin Clements
    12,649 (37.0%)

    Republican Frank Ryan
    21,419 (62.8%)

  • Representative in General Assembly 102nd Legislative District
    Democrat Matthew Duvall
    9,719 (30.0%)

    Republican Russ Diamond
    22,965 (70.1%)
  • Representative in General Assembly 104th Legislative District
    Democrat Patty Smith
    517 (17.8%)

    Republican Susan C. Sue Helm
    2,380 (82.1%)
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Editor’s Notes:

Percentages here and elsewhere in the article may not add up to 100% as we have not listed third party or write-in votes.

Please see official county results for that data.

This article will be updated based on current data and we will note changes here. Updated Tuesday, Nov. 11, with most recent data.

Where applicable, projected winners are italicized. Projections only made in races local to Lebanon County.

The closest margin in any Lebanon County race so far is the contest for the 101st, between incumbent state Rep. Frank Ryan and Democratic challenger Calvin “Doc” Clements. Clements was one of three Democratic candidates this election to get at least one vote to every two votes for their challenger – Democrat Josh Shapiro vying for another term as Attorney General was the other, in a ballot contest won locally by Republican Heather Heidelbaugh, as did former Vice President Joseph R. Biden.

  • Pennsylvania Attorney General
    Democrat Josh Shapiro
    23,469 (33.6%)

    Republican Heather Heidelbaugh
    44,292 (63.4%)

Based on current data, former Vice President Joseph R. Biden just beat this 1:2 vote threshold. Biden increased the share of vote for Democrats relative to 2012 – 33.1% compared to 30.3% – but fell short of the 35.1% share earned by former President Barack Obama in his 2012 reelection campaign.

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  • United States President
    Democrat Joseph R. Biden
    23,646 (33.3%)

    Republican Donald J. Trump
    46,267 (65.1%)

Out of 70,386 ballots cast countywide, 32% or 22,231 were cast as absentee/mail-in ballots. This is a significant decrease in the percentage of votes cast as mail-in ballots from the spring primary during which 48% of the votes were mail-in out of approximately 28,000 votes total.

Democrat voters were more likely to use absentee/mail-in voting in Lebanon County. Biden voters made up 63% of overall absentee/mail-in voters, and absentee/mail-in votes for Biden outnumbered Election Day votes by about 30%.

An additional item on the ballot this November in South Annville Township was a referendum on whether to allow liquor licenses to be held by businesses in the municipality.

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  • South Annville Liquor Referendum
    Yes
    1,442 (69.7%)


    No
    626 (30.1%)

As York Daily Record has reported, Rutter’s in particular had been eager to see this measure put in front of the electorate, hoping to add alcohol sales to its original Lebanon County store as it has already to more recent locations.

Here are the local results of other statewide races.

  • Pennsylvania Auditor General
    Democrat Nina Ahmad
    20,557 (29.6%)

    Republican Timothy Defoor
    45,3828 (66.0%)
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  • State Treasurer
    Democrat Joe Torsella
    21,402 (30.8%)

    Republican Stacy L. Garrity
    45,513 (65.5%)

  • Representative in Congress 9th District
    Democrat Gary Wegman
    22,329 (32.0%)

    Republican Dan Meuser
    47,361 (68.0%)

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Watch for more coverage from LebTown as the county and state continue to process election results.

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