Pa. primary election: West Philly race too close to call; Nikki Haley got a lot of votes against Donald Trump; full results (2024)

Skip to content


As It Happened Apr. 24, 7:19 p.m. ET

Turnout was low Tuesday, but there was an increase of write-in votes against Joe Biden, who will face Donald Trump in the fall.

Pa. primary election: West Philly race too close to call; Nikki Haley got a lot of votes against Donald Trump; full results (1)

Jessica Griffin / Staff Photographer

What you should know

  1. Here are complete 2024 Pennsylvania primary election results for federal races and state row offices and the Pennsylvania legislature.

  2. President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump officially won their primaries, setting the stage for a November rematch.

  3. The primary cemented the high-profile Senate match-up between Democratic incumbent Bob Casey and Republican Dave McCormick.

  4. Republican Dave Sunday and Democrat Eugene DePasquale won their parties' nominations for attorney general, one of the most-competitive and highest-profile races on the ballot.

  5. Few issues were reported at Philadelphia-area polling places throughout the day, though turnout was generally reported to be low.



Apr. 24, 7:19 p.m. ET

Three-way Democratic primary for a West Philly state House seat remains too close to call

The Democratic primary between State Rep. Amen Brown and progressive challenger Cass Green remained too close to call Wednesday, prolonging the drama in one of the most competitive Pennsylvania House races in Tuesday’s primary election.

Brown, 36, a two-term incumbent, was clinging to a 50-vote lead over Green, 64, on Wednesday evening with all precincts reporting in his West Philadelphia-based 10th District and almost all mail ballots counted. Radio personality Sajda “Purple” Blackwell, 47, was a distant third.

Apr. 24, 4:28 p.m. ET

In Pa. attorney general primary race, county was king

In Pennsylvania’s primary election on Tuesday, one thing is clear: county is king.

Former Auditor General Eugene DePasquale won the Democratic nomination for state attorney general by capturing most of his hundreds of thousands of votes from Western Pennsylvania, as the only candidate in a five-way primary race to hail from that part of the state.


Apr. 24, 4:18 p.m. ET

Why we don't know how many Philly voters wrote in 'uncommitted' on their ballot

Write in votes in the Democratic presidential primary in Philadelphia this year exceeded write in votes from the 2020 election by nearly seven to one. Progressive activists had mounted a campaign to ask Democrats to write “uncommitted” on their ballot as a protest against President Joe Biden’s support for Israel in its war against Hamas.

But it may never be clear how many Philadelphia voters wrote uncommitted on their ballot for the presidential primary.

Apr. 24, 4:07 p.m. ET

Voter turnout was down everywhere in Pennsylvania’s presidential primary

Turnout was down statewide and across both parties in Pennsylvania’s primary on Tuesday.

Just 29% of registered voters turned out to vote in the primary, down from 41% in the 2020 presidential primary election.


Apr. 24, 1:30 p.m. ET

Bob Casey voted to ban TikTok. How will that play in the Pa. Senate race?

Sen. Bob Casey, shortly after winning his uncontested primary, voted late Tuesday night to ban TikTok in the U.S. if it does not comply with a forced sale.

Casey (D., Pa.) joined a majority of senators from both parties supporting the measure, which was part of a broader package providing aid to Israel and the Ukraine. Sen. John Fetterman (D., Pa.) also supported the bill, which now heads to President Joe Biden’s desk.

Apr. 24, 12:07 p.m. ET

The Inquirer's Julia Terruso analyzes the Pa. primary election


Apr. 24, 10:22 a.m. ET

Nikki Haley got a big chunk of votes in Pa. against Donald Trump

Former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley dropped out of the Republican presidential race in early March but still received more than 16% of the vote in Pennsylvania’s Republican presidential primary Tuesday, a sign of Republican discontent with former President Donald Trump as their nominee.

The vote for Haley, whose name appeared on the ballot despite her campaign suspension, was strongest in southeastern Pennsylvania, with Montgomery County giving Haley nearly a quarter of the vote.

Apr. 24, 9:00 a.m. ET

West Philly state house race too close to call

The Democratic primary for the West Philadelphia-based 10th District of the Pennsylvania House was too close to call late Tuesday night, with State Rep. Amen Brown holding a narrow lead over progressive challenger Cass Green.

The three-way primary was a rematch between Brown, 36; Green, 64, a community organizer; and radio personality Sajda “Purple” Blackwell, 47, who was a distant third. The Democratic district includes Mantua, Powelton, and parts of University City and Logan Square.


Apr. 24, 8:30 a.m. ET

Photos: Primary election day in Pennsylvania

Apr. 24, 7:15 a.m. ET

Sean Dougherty defeats incumbent Kevin Boyle

Sean Dougherty unseated seven-term incumbent State Rep. Kevin Boyle in Tuesday’s Democratic primary Tuesday in a Northeast Philadelphia district and will advance to the general election in a critical race that could help determine which party controls the state House.

House Democrats poured more than $300,000 into Dougherty’s campaign in Northeast Philadelphia in recent weeks, hoping to unseat Boyle – who sought reelection without the party’s support as his family said he’s struggling with a serious mental health condition.

Apr. 24, 7:00 a.m. ET

Philly ballot measure approved

For years, neighborhood groups in Philadelphia have urged local officials to provide them with legal protections due to their city-sanctioned involvement in zoning matters, which could place them at odds with monied business owners.

Now Mayor Cherelle L. Parker will have to figure out how to indemnify Registered Community Organizations (RCOs), after Philadelphia voters approved a ballot question Tuesday requiring the city to do so.

Apr. 24, 6:45 a.m. ET

There was an uptick in write-ins against Joe Biden in Pennsylvania

Preliminary primary voting results from the state’s largest Democratic counties showed a higher percentage of write-in votes on the Democratic presidential party line than in the 2020 presidential primary, a possible sign of protest votes cast against President Joe Biden.

Progressive organizers mounted a campaign urging voters to write in “uncommitted” as a protest vote over Biden’s ongoing support to Israel in its monthslong war against Hamas that has claimed tens of thousands of Palestinian lives. The group known as Uncommitted PA hoped to send a message to Biden in a critical swing state he’ll need in November.

Apr. 24, 6:40 a.m. ET

‘We’re doing this again’: Rematch between Joe Biden and Donald Trump is officially underway in Pa.

President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump officially won Pennsylvania’s presidential primary Tuesday as the campaigns prepare for a November rematch pitting two vastly different leadership styles and political visions for the nation against each other.

Their primary victories were a foregone conclusion, but the closely contested general election will hinge on which of the deeply unpopular candidates can build a coalition in swing states like Pennsylvania.

Apr. 24, 6:30 a.m. ET

On a perfect day for voting, the Pa. primary generates a ‘super-low turnout’

A primary election day that was wall-to-wall splendid around here with unimpeded sun and a generous ration of April warmth was absolutely perfect for voting. And evidently for not voting.

With nominees already essentially chosen for president — and not everyone is happy with them — and U.S. Senate and a general absence of passion, indications were that 70% or more of voters in the region and across the state decided this primary wasn’t worth their trouble.

Apr. 24, 6:20 a.m. ET

2024 Pennsylvania primary results round-up

Here's a look at what happened in key races in the state and region:

  1. President: A presidential rematch is officially underway after Joe Biden and Donald Trump won their primaries.

  2. Senate: The high-profile match-up between Democratic incumbent Bob Casey and Republican Dave McCormick is officially set.

  3. U.S. House: Local representatives Brian Fitzpatrick and Dwight Evans fended off primary challengers, as did progressive Rep. Summer Lee in Pittsburgh. Competitive primaries determined general election match-ups in the Seventh District, where Ryan Mackenzie will try to unseat Susan Wild in the fall, and 10th District, Janelle Stelson will take on incumbent Scott Perry.

  4. State row offices: Democrat Eugene DePasquale and Republican Dave Sunday will face off for attorney general in November after winning contested primaries. Malcolm Kenyatta and Erin McClelland won the Democratic primaries for auditor general and treasurer, respectively, and will take on GOP incumbents in the fall.

  5. State House: Sean Dougherty unseated seven-term incumbent State Rep. Kevin Boyle in a Northeast Philadelphia district.

  6. Ballot question: Philadelphia voters approved a ballot measure giving community groups legal protection.

Pa. primary election: West Philly race too close to call; Nikki Haley got a lot of votes against Donald Trump; full results (2024)


What is the politics like in Pennsylvania? ›

On the state level, Pennsylvania has been a traditionally liberal Republican state, with a dominant state Republican Party that is much more oriented towards social spending than more conservative state Republican Parties in other regions of the United States.

Is Pennsylvania considered a red or blue state? ›

Pennsylvania is generally considered a battleground state, although it voted Democratic in the six elections prior to 2016.

Is Pennsylvania a state a good state to live in? ›

Pennsylvania offers all the essentials for a high-quality of life. If you remember, earlier we mentioned that Pennsylvania is known as the Keystone state for its central location. This has also gifted the state with miles and miles of stunning landscape that include mountain trails, rivers and stunning forests.


Top Articles
Latest Posts
Article information

Author: Greg O'Connell

Last Updated:

Views: 6303

Rating: 4.1 / 5 (42 voted)

Reviews: 89% of readers found this page helpful

Author information

Name: Greg O'Connell

Birthday: 1992-01-10

Address: Suite 517 2436 Jefferey Pass, Shanitaside, UT 27519

Phone: +2614651609714

Job: Education Developer

Hobby: Cooking, Gambling, Pottery, Shooting, Baseball, Singing, Snowboarding

Introduction: My name is Greg O'Connell, I am a delightful, colorful, talented, kind, lively, modern, tender person who loves writing and wants to share my knowledge and understanding with you.