GOP Not Conceding In Pennsylvania Race, May Seek Recount

Rick Saccone, Republican candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives, points while standing in front of a campaign sign during an event with volunteers and service members at the Blaine Hill Volunteer Fire Department in Elizabeth, Pennsylvania, on March 12, 2018. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Andrew Harrer.

Republicans will not be conceding anytime soon in a tightly contested special election in Pennsylvania, where Democrat Conor Lamb holds a slim lead over Republican state Rep. Rick Saccone in Tuesday’s election.

Lamb’s campaign and Democratic groups have declared him the winner, as he sits with less than a 700-vote lead, with about 203 absentee ballots and then additional provisional and military ballots left to be counted. Saccone would have to capture an overwhelming majority of those outstanding ballots to win.

Saccone’s campaign has not yet conceded, telling MSNBC that it will wait until all of those votes are in to assess the situation. That could take as long as a week.

Read more at The Hill.




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