Pennsylvania Special Election Is Too Close To Call As Final Votes Get Counted

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.

A special election for a U.S. House seat was too close to call late Tuesday as Democrat Conor Lamb and Republican Rick Saccone were separated by several hundred votes in a race that had become a test of President Donald Trump’s political clout.

With several thousand absentee and provisional ballots outstanding, Lamb earned 49.8 percent of votes cast and Saccone earned 49.6 percent, with 100 percent of precincts reporting according to the Associated Press, which said the race was too close to project a winner.

A recount is possible if the candidates are separated by 0.5 percentage points or less.

(c) 2018, The Washington Post · David Weigel, Elise Viebeck



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