Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Too Close To Call

As of this writing — 3:17 a.m. — the results of the special election in Pennsylvania are too close to call, but Democrat Conor Lamb has the lead.

With 99 percent of precincts reporting Tuesday night, Lamb clung to a 579-vote edge over Republican Rick Saccone, with 113,111 votes for Lamb and 112,532 for Saccone. NBC News said the contest was too close to call.

But shortly before 1:00 a.m., Lamb was introduced as “congressman-elect” at his election night party.

“It took a little longer than we thought, but we did it!” Lamb told cheering supporters.

I don’t know what the trigger point is for a recount, but there will most assuredly be calls for one.

2 barks and woofs on “Too Close To Call

  1. There is no automatic recount in Pennsylvania. Unless Saccone decides to pay for it the margin of 700 votes will stand. We’ll know after the absentee and provisional ballots are counted, but whatever the outcome is this is a huge piece of bad news for the RNC.