Pa. Senate special election 2020: results for Lebanon, York and Dauphin counties

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Lebanon County District Attorney Dave Arnold will be the new state senator for Lebanon and parts of York and Dauphin counties, after beating Democrat Michael Schroeder in Tuesday’s special election. 

Arnold led Schroeder by over 8,000 votes with all precincts reporting Tuesday night. 

Schroeder’s campaign manager wrote in a Facebook post that Schroeder called Arnold earlier in the evening to concede.

The seat became open after former State Sen. Mike Folmer resigned in September after being arrested on child pornography charges. The 48th District encompasses all of Lebanon County and slivers of York and Dauphin counties. 

Turnout was low in Lebanon, with 21.57% of voters going to the polls on Tuesday. 

The results will be unofficial until certified by the election boards in all three counties.

Below are the totals by county with all precincts reporting:

Overall

Dave Arnold: 18,228

Michael Schroeder: 9,945

Lebanon County

Precincts reporting: 60 out of 60

Dave Arnold: 12,418

Michael Schroeder: 5,878

York County

Precincts reporting: 19 of 19

Dave Arnold: 2,888

Michael Schroeder: 2,033

Dauphin County

Precincts reporting: 33 out of 33

Dave Arnold: 2,922

Michael Schroeder: 2,034

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