Voters at South Whitehall polls throughout the township experienced long lines for Tuesday's election - as long as an 1.5 hours at Orefield Middle School - but for the most part spirits seemed high.
John Mondschein was last in line to vote at 8 p.m. at Parkway Manor Elementary School but it wasn't because he waited to the last minute.
"I made three passes by here today - this is my fourth time here," Mondschein said.
In fact, many of the voters in line at the end of the night had tried to vote earlier but decided to wait and come back later when the line was shorter.
LIVE 2012 ELECTION RESULTS
Obama-Biden4,833 Romney-Ryan 4,783 U.S. Senate
Bob Casey4,961 Tom Smith 4,396
Rick Daugherty3,922 Charlie Dent 5,653 PA Attorney General Kathleen Kane 5,050 David Freed 4,269 PA Auditor General Eugene DePasquale 4,267 John Maher 4,629 PA Treasurer Robert McCord 4,636 Diana Vaughn 4,315 134th State House John Reynard 1,600 Ryan Mackenzie 2,066 183rd State House Julie Harhart 3,996
South Whitehall voters favored the presidential winners in the 2004 and 2008 elections.
President George W. Bush beat challenger Sen. John Kerry in 2004 but only by 133 votes, 5,027 to 4,894. The candidates split the township’s eight voting precincts.
Then-Sen. Barack Obama did even better in 2008, winning all eight precincts and beating Sen. John McCain by almost 900 votes, 5,590 to 4,701.