With all but two out of 593 precincts reporting, Democrat Conor Lamb clings to an 847 vote lead over Republican Rick Saccone in the special election in Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District.
Allegheny County’s absentee ballots are included in that count, but the absentee ballots in the three other counties in the district have yet to be counted: 1,195 in Washington County, 1,808 in Westmoreland County, and 203 in Greene County, for a total of 3,204 absentee ballots yet to be counted.
“It’s probably going to take us several hours,” to count, the election director in Washington County told CNN at 11:15 p.m. eastern.
The Westmoreland County election director told CNN their votes will be counted and reported around midnight.
Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA), who once represented this district in the House of Representatives, told CNN.