WARREN, Pa. – While the country gears up for a lengthy battle over the final results of Tuesday’s general election, Warren County voters overwhelmingly favor the incumbent for president.
(Photo by Brian Hagberg. The Warren County Courthouse is ready for voters Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020.)
According to the unofficial results released by Warren County Wednesday, county voters voted for President Donald Trump to remain in office with nearly 69 percent of the vote. Trump’s challenger, Joe Biden, received 29 percent of the county’s vote. The remaining two percent went to either Libertarian candidate Jo Jorgensen or as “Unresolved/write-in.”
The county registered a 65 percent voter turnout with 20,474 of its 31,431 registered voters casting a ballot. At 75.4 percent, Deerfield Township had the highest turnout among county precincts.
Republicans won down ballot by nearly an identical margin as Trump.
Pine Grove Township approved the move from “dry” to “wet” status with 72 percent in favor of the switch (more to come on that ballot question).
While Warren County was clear in its decision, as of midnight Nov. 5, the presidential race was still too close to call. With projected wins in Wisconsin and Michigan Wednesday, Biden moved within 20 of the 270 electoral votes needed to secure the presidency.
From the Associated Press:
A full day after Election Day, neither candidate had cleared the 270 Electoral College votes needed to win the White House. But Biden’s victories in the Great Lakes states left him at 264, meaning he was one battleground state away from crossing the threshold and becoming president-elect.
Biden, who has received more than 71 million votes, the most in history, was joined by his running mate Kamala Harris at an afternoon news conference and said he now expected to win the presidency, though he stopped short of outright declaring victory.