All of the pundits project that Republican Rick Saccone would have to win almost 70% of the outstanding absenteee votes that will be reported this morning….
Saccone won about 50% of the votes in the two counties involved and winning higher then that percentage is possible be highly unlikely….
In a House District that won’t be around after this coming December and Donald Trump won by 20% in 2016?
A Democrat has won it appears……
Conor Lamb has declared himself the winner…..
So has NBC….AP the traditional judge has not…..
Spin or no spin?
This is NOT a good look for Republicans for the fall Midterm elections….
NBC News declares Democrat Conor Lamb the apparent winner in a special U.S. House election in western Pennsylvania, the heart of Trump country, a blow to the White House and the Republican Party.
Why it matters: Regardless of the ultimate winner, it was a humiliating and sobering night for the GOP. This a district President Trump won by 20 points. The Democratic energy and Republican depression signal a brutal midterm season and the increasingly likely return of Speaker Pelosi.
A recount is possible, and AP says the race is still too close to call….