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Governor, Senate, open House seats lead Pennsylvania ballots

November 6, 2018

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania voters will decide who occupies the governor’s office for four years and help determine control of Congress the next two years under President Donald Trump.

Tuesday’s election comes amid expectations for relatively high midterm election turnout. This year, 8.6 million people are registered to vote, a record midterm election high for Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania’s highest midterm turnout in the last 20 years was in 2006, when it was 50 percent. Polls are open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Topping the ballot are Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and Republican challenger Scott Wagner, and Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Casey and Republican challenger Lou Barletta, a congressman.

Meanwhile, Pennsylvania voters fill a wave of open U.S. House seats and settle contests in districts with boundaries newly redrawn under court order.

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