By Fred Lucas
Little more than 600 votes out of about 224,000 cast separate the top two candidates in the special election for a House seat in Pennsylvania, as Democrat Conor Lamb maintained a slim lead over Republican Rick Saccone, with no official winner.
— KDKA (@CBSPittsburgh) March 14, 2018
Lamb, 33, is a Marine and former federal prosecutor. Saccone, 60, an Air Force veteran, is a Pennsylvania state representative and expert on North Korea.
Here are seven key takeaways from the outcome of the election and what to expect next in a congressional district President Donald Trump won by 20 percentage points.
1. The Recount Question
Lamb delivered a victory speech late Tuesday night and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee called him the victor.
But Saccone said he wouldn’t concede and wants every legal vote counted.
The Associated Press had yet to call the race as of late Wednesday.
The AP reported that at least 200 absentee ballots had not been counted by early Wednesday, and an unknown number of provisional ballots also exist.
The four counties that make up the 18th Congressional District in the Pittsburgh area have seven days to count the provisional ballots.
RT if you’re ready to repeat this victory, district by district, all across the country! pic.twitter.com/y9mBEQFSpa
— DCCC (@dccc) March 14, 2018
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