Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Atty Lisa Spitale to Face Wilson Cop For Palmer Tp Magisterial Seat

There were four candidates to succeed popular Jackie Taschner as Magisterial District Judge in Palmer and Forks. Now there are just two.

Wilson police officer Marc Crisafulli has captured the Republican nod with 899 votes. But Forks Tp lawyer Lisa Spitale has won on the Democratic side with 1,141 votes. She just edged out Susie Hutnik by two votes, according to the unofficial tally. 

If nothing else, this race indicates that your vote really does matter.


Anonymous said...

Provisional votes were apparently made on election day and have yet to be counted. The 2 vote margin may be reduced to 0 or a flip for Attorney Hutnik. Too early to call? If there is a tie, would both appear on November ballot?

Anonymous said...

Remember folks: do NOT vote for cops! Have a nice day!

Anonymous said...

update, 5/25, Spitale and Hutnik have a two way tie.

Pennsylvania Statutes Title 25 P.S. Elections & Electoral Districts § 3168. Tie votes

In the case of a tie vote not otherwise provided for by law, the candidates receiving the tie vote shall cast lots before the county board or the Secretary of the Commonwealth, as the case may be, at 12 o'clock noon on the third Friday after the election, and the one to whom the lot shall fall shall be declared elected.  In any case where the fact of a tie vote is not authoritatively determined until after the third Wednesday after the election, the time for casting lots shall be 12 o'clock noon of the second day after the fact of such tie vote is authoritatively determined.  If any candidate or candidates receiving a tie vote, fail to appear before twelve o'clock noon of said day, the county board or the Secretary of the Commonwealth, as the case may be, shall cast lots for him or them.  For the purpose of casting lots any candidate may appear in person, or by proxy duly appointed in writing.

So Friday, June 4, 12 o'clock, Aaron Burr vs Alexander Hamilton?