Democrat in PA special election declares victory

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If nothing else, some experts will say the special election in Pennsylvania Tuesday spells trouble for the GOP and Trump in the upcoming midterms.

Democrat Conor Lamb declared victory early Wednesday in Pennsylvania’s special House election that was officially too close to call.

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.

Still, the unofficial results showed Lamb riding a wave of Democratic enthusiasm in a district that President Donald Trump won 16 months ago by 20 points. The result was expected to raise Democratic hopes of taking back the House in November.

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