Republicans have won massive victories across all statewide races in Pennsylvania, according to the state’s election results, sweeping the state’s judicial elections.
In Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court race, conservatives held onto retiring Republican Justice Thomas Saylor’s seat. Republican Commonwealth Court Judge Kevin Brobson defeated Democrat Superior Court Judge Maria McLaughlin by more than 100,000 votes, a massive judicial victory. However, Democrats still outnumber Republicans in the state’s highest court 5-2.
In Pennsylvania’s Superior Court Judge election, Republican Megan Sullivan defeated Democrat Lane Timika by nearly 300,000 votes, or 56 percent to 44 percent.
Pennsylvanians also voted in roughly a 2 to 1 margin to retain both Republican Superior Court Judges John Bender and Mary Bowes, and Republican Commonwealth Court Judges Anne Covey and Renee Jubelirer.
Republicans Stacy Wallace and Drew Crompton were also elected as Judges of the Commonwealth Court.
Republicans’ decisive victories across the Keystone State could be seen as a referendum on Joe Biden, whose support stands at a meager 39 percent approval to 51 percent disapproval, according to a November Civiqs poll. Biden was certified as the winner of Pennsylvania in the 2020 election over Donald Trump by one percent, although the results have been disputed.
Republicans outperformed expectations across the nation as well.
In Virginia, Republican Glenn Youngkin won an upset victory over former Democrat Gov. Terry McAuliffe in the gubernatorial race.
In Ohio, the Trump-endorsed Mike Carey won a landslide victory seat for the U.S. House of Representatives representing Ohio’s 15th Congressional District.
In New Jersey, Republican Jack Ciattarelli is ahead of Democrat Gov. Phil Murphy with less than 90 percent of the vote counted, a margin that nearly no one predicted would happen in a liberal stronghold.