Top Pa., N.J., Del. election headlines in one place

- Donald Trump's massive win among white male voters in Pennsylvania helped him overcome Hillary Clinton's broad coalition. While white voters are a shrinking part of the population, they're still a huge voting bloc in Pennsylvania. Trump did especially well among white men without college degrees. Voters had doubts about the honesty and qualifications of both candidates, even those they supported.

Republican Sen. Pat Toomey is going back to the U.S. Senate for a second term. He defied a registration deficit in Democratic-leaning Pennsylvania with the help of a wave of unexpected support for GOP President-elect Donald Trump. He'd also made a carefully crafted appeal to suburban swing voters. The fiscal hawk had been one of the most vulnerable Republican senators running for re-election. The often-ugly race smashed U.S. Senate campaign finance records.

Three Pennsylvania state House races in the Philadelphia suburbs remain too close to call, with small vote margins separating the candidates.
In two of the contests that were being sorted out on Wednesday, a Democratic and a Republican incumbent state representative both hold small leads on their challenges.
Democratic state Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky of Delaware County is clinging to a 240-vote lead over Republican challenger Patti Rodgers Morrisette. 
In neighboring Chester County, Republican Rep. Dan Truitt ended election night with a 78-vote margin over West Chester Mayor Carolyn Comitta, a Democrat.
The closest uncalled race is in Bucks County, where just 28 votes give Democrat Perry Warren Jr. a lead over Republican Ryan Gallagher. 
They're seeking a seat that opened up when Rep. Steve Santarsiero opted to run for Congress.

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Pennsylvanians voted to raise the mandatory retirement age for judges. The constitutional amendment approved Tuesday will let judges remain on the bench until the end of the year in which they turn 75. That's five years longer than currently allowed.

New Jersey

Donald Trump's win in the presidential election may have made Republican Gov. Chris Christie the biggest winner on Election Day in New Jersey. The win could keep him busy in Washington. Trump had tapped Christie to run his transition team. But Christie has been bruised by last week's convictions of two former allies in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing trial.

New Jersey voters agreed to require that every penny of the state's gas tax be dedicated to transportation funding. Tuesday's vote was a blow to Republican Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, who rallied against the referendum to protest a 23-cent increase in the tax. Guadagno issued a statement saying perhaps opponents did not reach enough people or make enough noise.

New Jersey voters rejected expanding casino gambling beyond Atlantic City, giving the economically battered seaside resort a brief respite from a long losing streak. Ballot question 1, which asked whether to authorize the construction of two new casinos in separate counties in the northern part of the state near New York City, was soundly defeated Tuesday.

Voters want to keep the name North Wildwood. They rejected a nonbinding referendum on Tuesday that proposed changing the Cape May County community's name to Anglesea. Opponents said it would cost as much as $30,000 to change the name.


Former state labor secretary Lisa Blunt Rochester won Delaware's U.S. House race, becoming the first African-American and first woman elected to represent the state in Congress. She defeated Republican Hans Reigle.

Fellow Democrat John Carney who vacated Delaware's lone seat in the House and will be the state’s next governor.

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