Skip to comments.GOP not conceding in Pennsylvania race, may seek recount
Posted on 03/14/2018 3:23:42 PM PDT by little jeremiah
PITTSBURGH Republicans will not be conceding anytime soon in a tightly contested special election in Pennsylvania, where Democrat Conor Lamb holds a slim lead over Republican state Rep. Rick Saccone in Tuesday's election.
Lamb's campaign and Democratic groups have declared him the winner, as he sits with less than a 700-vote lead. NBC News also projected him the "apparent winner" early Wednesday morning as more absentee ballots trickled in.
There are still about 203 absentee ballots and then additional provisional and military ballots left to be counted, but Saccone would have to capture an overwhelming majority of those outstanding ballots to win.
A source familiar with the situation also told The Hill that the GOP plans to call for all ballots and voting machines to be placed under lock and key in case of a recount. And they are also likely to file a lawsuit based off of three concerns: confusion over the Pennsylvania secretary of State's new website, allegations that Republican attorneys were kicked out of rooms where absentee ballots were counted and that Allegheny County voting machines were miscalibrated.
Pennsylvania special election may see recount; Lamb, Saccone separated by razor-thin margin
What happened to the commission or whatever it was that was going to look into voter fraud? Headed by VP Pence, and the DHS? IIRC I read it was stopped.
Were talking about THE GOP? Right?
I don’t believe it.
GOP-controlled House is not going to seat the winner until after a recount and all challenges are resolved.
Won’t happen for perhaps a month or so.
Paul Ryan already rolled over says it’s a wake up call.
What a pathetic loser.
Am I right? Hillary?
Another Paul Ryan success story. /sarc
Not to worry. The Democrats will find 10,000 forgotten ballots in the trunk of a Buick like they always do.
Yup. It’s their specialty. Dummcrats are good at pulling out stuff from thin air.
Pennsylvania is where they uncovered voter fraud before, right?
It’s not fraud.
Americans are sick of conventional Republicans. They may hate them worse than they hate Democrats.
Poor Trump! He thought he could do a hostile takeover of the GOP and they would folllow the new CEO just as a taken-over corporate staff would do.
The GOP is now committing suicide. They don’t mind losing the House, as long as it brings down Trump, who was mean to Bush and Romney.
Wonder why the Republicans are losing?
Ask yourself, Mr. Ryan.
What?! The GOP aren’t throwing in the towel? Must be a first.
This one is lost, IMHO.
Saccone could take them all and he'd still be several hundred votes short.
Not much to recount. It is all voting machines. They will be able to recount the absentee ballots though.
I was under the impression that a recount was mandated do to the narrow margin.
there were reports on Twitter that people were kept from voting due to confusion over redistricting. i wonder if we’ll hear more about that.
“Its not fraud.”
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