Closely Watched Pennsylvania Election Could Go to Recount

Conor Lamb is just a few hundred votes ahead of Rick Saccone
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 14, 2018 12:02 AM CDT
Pennsylvania Special Election Too Close to Call
A Conor Lamb supporter arrives early for Lamb's election night party in Cecil, Pa., Tuesday, March 13, 2018.   (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

The closely watched special election in Pennsylvania's 18th District was still too close to call at midnight Tuesday, with only around 600 votes separating Democrat Conor Lamb from Republican Rick Saccone and plenty of absentee ballots still uncounted. President Trump carried the district by 20 points in 2016 and a win for Lamb would be a "stunning upset," Vox reports. Lamb, a 33-year-old first-time candidate, is in the lead, but the results could go to a recount and Saccone sounded optimistic at his results party around midnight, the AP reports. "It's not over yet, we're going to fight all the way, all the way to the end, we'll never give up," he told supporters. (Read more Pennsylvania stories.)

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