While most media outlets called the race too close to call, NBC projected Democrat Coner Lamb had defeated Republican Rick Saccone for the District 18 U.S. House seat in Pennsylvania. The special election was used to fill that seat for only a matter of months, until the mid-terms in November.
Democrat Conor Lamb declared victory early Wednesday in Pennsylvania’s special House election that was officially too close to call but seen by some political observers as a clear message to Republicans prior to November’s midterm elections.
The most recent results — with 99 percent of the precincts reporting — show Lamb up by fewer than 900 votes over Republican Rick Saccone. State officials said there were about 3,900 absentee ballots that still needed to be counted.
The final result may be determined by a recount.
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