Elections Government

No Certified Results Yet In Tommy Tomlinson, Tina Davis Race


Credit: Dwight Burdette

The official results of the Sixth Senate District race between Incumbent Republican State Sen. Tommy Tomlinson and Democratic State Rep. Tina Davis may not be finalized until Friday or Monday.

Bucks County spokesperson Larry King said Bucks County Board of Elections officials continue to tally write-in votes before they can finalize the count for the 2018 election.

The county worked to tackle provisional ballots on Tuesday and keep counting mail-in absentee ballots.

On Wednesday, the county finished counting overseas and military absentee ballots in the race, but the final tallies were not released. It was revealed through campaigns that 134 of the roughly 600 overseas and military ballots were from residents who reside in the Sixth Congressional District.

The Sixth Senate District race was separated by exactly 100 votes in the unofficial tally following last Tuesday’s election. In total, more than 108,000 votes were cast in the race.

Ryan Skoczylas, the campaign manager for Tomlinson, said the incumbent had a 74-vote advantage over Davis as of Wednesday afternoon.

“This election proves that every vote matters. Despite an overwhelming voter registration difference, over 54,000 voters elected to send Senator Tomlinson back to Harrisburg to continue putting people before politics and serving our community,” Skoczylas said.

While Tomlinson declared victory last week, the Davis campaign said they are waiting until the vote count is finished.

King has explained over the past week that once the vote count is finished in the coming days, the results are certified. There will then be a five-day period to allow for challenges before a second and final certification.

The Sixth Senate District includes Bensalem, Bristol Borough, Bristol Township, Hulmeville, Ivyland Langhorne, Langhorne Manor, Lower Southampton, Middletown, Northampton, Penndel, Warwick, and Wrightstown.

Davis will head back to Harrisburg no matter the final vote count. The Bristol Township resident won the race to keep her current state representative seat last week. The state permits candidates can run for two seats but only accept one.


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Tom Sofield has covered news in Bucks County for five years for both newspaper and online publications. In 2012, Tom was honored at the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association Foundation's Keystone Press Awards for his coverage of President Obama's visit to Falls Township in 2011. When he's not covering news in the area, Tom enjoys checking out the newest restaurants and bars, exploring forgotten places of industry in the area, going to local parks and spending time with his friends and family. If there's one thing you should know about Tom, he is a local news junkie through and through. Email: tom@newtownpanow.com Phone: 215-431-1001