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Too close to call in Pennsylvania 18th, virtual tie as absentee votes await counting

PITTSBURGH (UPI) — The Congressional race for the 18th district in Pennsylvania was too close to call late Tuesday night.

Democratic candidate Conor Lamb arrives to vote at the First Church of Christ Social Hall in Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania on Tuesday. Lamb led his opponent, Republican Rick Saccone, by less than 800 votes late Tuesday night but absentee ballots in one county were waiting to be counted. (Photo credit, Pat Benic/UPI)

Democrat Conor Lamb led Republican Rick Saccone by less than 600 votes, according to the latest numbers from the Pennsylvania Department of State.

Libertarian Drew Miller had 1,372 votes — more than enough to make the difference between the two major party candidates.

Absentee ballots in Washington County still need to be counted, but that might not happen until Wednesday morning, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported.

“Oh, it’s very close,” Larry Spahr, director of elections for Washington County, told CNN.

Saccone said late Tuesday night that there are also provisional and military absentee ballots that still need to be counted.

“We are still fighting the fight. It’s not over yet,” he said.

Editor’s Note: The figures were updated as of publication.

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Too close to call in Pennsylvania 18th, virtual tie as absentee votes await counting