The Times-Leader (Wilkes-Barre)
A sparse statewide turnout is anticipated Tuesday as voters elect a pair of new appellate judges as well as mayors and county judges and fill thousands of other local posts. Democratic Mayor Michael Nutter is expected to cruise to re-election. Nutter "doesn't seem to be facing much difficulty at all," said Michael Hagen, a political science professor at Temple. "The Republicans haven't been able to mount much of a challenge."