Dear Friends and Neighbors:
At the time of this writing, the Trump Campaign and the PA GOP continue to press their legal challenges to the conduct of the election in Pennsylvania in 2020. As there was so much confusion and controversy surrounding the conduct of the election, it is important for this and for future elections that we count only those votes that were legally cast, before the state certifies the election. After all, which one of us would say it is OK for a fraudulent vote to cancel my vote? Not I!
There was much good news around the state and around the country for Republicans, and for conservative values. Republicans gained seats in the US Congress, and likely will retain control of the Senate – c’mon Georgia! Closer to home, Pennsylvanians elected two Republicans to statewide watchdog posts: my fellow Army veteran, Stacy Garrity, will be the state Treasurer, and Tim DeFoor was elected Auditor General. I guess even Democrats know who they want guarding the state’s money. Republicans also flipped four PA House seats, extending our majority in Harrisburg. Heather Heidelbaugh competed well against our incumbent Attorney General, and she is a rising star who I hope will again run for statewide office.
In Radnor and Delaware County, each of us was truly blessed to be represented in competitive races by exceptional individuals who competed with grit, honor and principle. Dasha Pruett, 5th US House, Ellen Fisher, 17th PA State Senate, Bob Smythe, 165th PA House and Christine Boyle, 166th PA House represented you and Republican values admirably.
The Libertarian Party did no favors to the Republicans, as their Presidential candidate earned far more votes than the differentials in close swing states, including PA, where Jo Jorgenson received 77,000 votes. There was no “blue wave,” and certainly no liberal mandate, in PA or anywhere else nationally, and the Republican Party is alive and well and growing.
Delco vote results may be viewed here
, where you can see both the statewide results and the Delco results, which are broken down to the municipal and precinct level.
I hope that mail-in voting in PA goes away, not just because it exposes the system to corruption, but because exercising your civic voting responsibilities is an important act and a great community day, where we are reminded that our political opponents are also are friends and neighbors.
My special and public appreciation to all of you who stepped up to help make a chaotic election process somehow run smoothly in Radnor. Our election officials and volunteers put in countless hours to ensure that voting on election day was safe, fair and efficient, you are each at the grassroots of our democracy. Our elections work only through the time and talent that you invest in the process.
My best wishes to all for a safe and happy Thanksgiving.