The Daily Numbers (Election Edititon)

The Daily Numbers (Election Edition): 3 seats on Delaware County Council swept by the Delco GOP.

5 seats on county Court of Common Pleas that also went Republican.

4 Democrats who posted big wins in Chester, including newly elected Mayor John Linder, who ousted incumbent Wendell Butler Jr.

4 seats on the Chester Upland School Board that also went to Democrats.

32 percent of those eligible who actually showed up to vote in the county.

140 years of GOP dominance in Montgomery County ends with wins by 2 Dems for county commissioner.

4 more years for Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter.

4 Democrats who won races for Folcroft Borough Council, sending it over to Democratic control.

3 wins for Democrats in Media Borough Council races.

3 Dems who posted wins in Lansdowne Borough Council races.

5 Republicans who rolled to wins in Brookhaven.

1 seat on Upper Darby Council won by a Democrat; Republicans won 4 others and Tom Micozzie won another term as mayor.

56,225 votes for Republican Jack Whelan for D.A., making him top vote getter in the county.


Call me a Phanatic: A look at the ups and downs of being a Philadelphia sports fan.Sounds like the Phillies are closing in on a deal with closer Ryan Madson. Question now will be if they have enough money to re-sign Jimmy Rollins.



I Don’t Get It: Lots of key races on ballot yesterday, all of them decided by about a third of the eligible voters. I don’t get it.


Today’s Upper: Kudos to those who actually made their way to the polls and took part in the process.


Quote Box: “We believe that this will be the team that will take us through the 21st Century.”

- Democrat John Linder, winner of Chester mayor’s race.



Anonymous said…
To the victors belong the spoils... Let us all hope that Mayor-Elect Linder and his colleagues will succeed. If they do, maybe Chester will escape the memories of the last time a Deomocrat was elected Mayor, Barbara Bohannan-Shephard. There surely cannot be anyone who would say that transition resulted in success...