Democrat Conor Lamb has declared himself the winner in the Pittsburgh-area House special election as he holds a razor-thin 579 vote lead over Republican Rick Saccone, although some absentee ballots remain outstanding.
— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) March 14, 2018
“It took a little longer than we thought, but we did it. You did it,” Lamb, 33, told supporters at his election night party shortly before 1 a.m.
“We followed what I learned in the Marines — leave no one behind. We went everywhere, we talked to everyone, we invited everyone in,” he said.
Conor Lamb goes all in: “It took a little longer than we thought, but we did it.” (via CBS) pic.twitter.com/x0GNwdgD4x
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) March 14, 2018
No major media outlets have not yet called the race, but Lamb’s campaign believes that Republican Rick Saccone does not have a path to victory in those remaining ballots.
As the Daily Beast notes: “The race was so close that the Associated Press chose not to declare a winner on Tuesday night. And considering the likelihood of provisional ballots and further legal challenges, an outcome may not be known until Friday.”