Pennsylvania State Treasurer election, 2016

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Nominee Joe Torsella Otto Voit III
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 2,991,404 2,610,811
Percentage 50.7% 44.2%

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Election results by county
Torsella:
     40–50%      50–60%      60–70%      80–90%
Voit:
     40–50%     50–60%      60–70%      70–80%

Treasurer before election

Rob McCord
Democratic

Elected Treasurer

Joe Torsella
Democratic

The Pennsylvania Treasurer election of 2016 was held on November 8, 2016. Democratic Incumbent Rob McCord was ineligible to run for re-election due to term limits.[1] The Democratic and Republican primary election was held on April 26, 2016, with each candidate running unopposed in their respective primaries.[2] Four candidates would appear on the ballot: Democrat Joe Torsella, Republican Otto Voit, Libertarian James Babb, and Green Party candidate Kristen Combs. Torsella defeated Voit by just over a 6% margin, with Babb and Combs both receiving under 3% of the vote.[3]

Democratic primary

Candidates

Results

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joe Torsella 1,300,295 100.0
Total votes 1,300,295 100.0

Republican primary

Candidates

Results

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Otto W. Voit III 1,191,619 100.0
Total votes 1,191,619 100.0

General election

Results

Pennsylvania State Treasurer election, 2016[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Joe Torsella 2,991,404 50.66% -1.87%
Republican Otto Voit III 2,610,811 44.21% +0.22%
Green Kristin Combs 170,275 2.88% N/A
Libertarian James Babb 132,654 2.25% -1.23%
Total votes 5,905,144 100.0% N/A
Democratic hold

References

  1. ^ "Article IV, Sec. 18, Pennsylvania Constitution".
  2. ^ "Official Pennsylvania Election Returns". 26 April 2016.
  3. ^ "Official Pennsylvania Election Returns". 8 November 2016.
  4. ^ "Treasurer Torsella". Retrieved 20 December 2018.
  5. ^ "Otto Voit's Biography".
  6. ^ "What you need to know about the Pa. treasurer candidates". 14 October 2016.
  7. ^ "PA Election Returns, 2016 Presidential Election". 10 December 2018.