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How many votes did Scott Robinson receive for mayor of Carlisle in Tuesday’s election?

In total Scott Robinson, the Republican candidate for mayor of Carlisle, received 768 votes, according to the Cumberland County Bureau of Elections.

He lost to incumbent Democrat Timothy Scott by nearly 1,400 votes, according to the bureau.

This is just slightly more votes than he received during the primary in May. In that contest, he garnered 751 votes in the uncontested race for the Republican nomination.

About the time polling places were closing in May, Robinson was arrested by Carlisle Police, who said Robinson was using a a power drill to attempt to break into an occupied rental property he owns when they arrived on scene.

Robinson became combative with police and was subdued with a Taser, according to an affidavit of probable cause. He has been incarcerated at Cumberland County Prison since then, awaiting trial on charges, including felony burglary, stemming from the incident.

Most of Robinson’s votes during Tuesday’s election came from people voting straight party. As the Republican nominee, any straight party Republican ballot cast tallied a vote for him.

However, Robinson’s vote total eclipsed the straight party Republican vote total in Carlisle by roughly 250 votes, according to the bureau. This means roughly 250 people actively selected Robinson’s name when casting their ballot.

By precinct, Robinson’s share of the vote Tuesday ranged from about 18 percent in Carlisle 4-1, which has a polling place in the first block of West Penn Street, to more than 31 percent in the adjacent Carlisle 1-2, which has a polling place at the Carlisle Alliance Church in the 200 block of East North Street.

Less than half of Robinson’s votes in the Carlisle 1-2 precinct came from straight party ballots, according to the bureau.

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