NYT Calls Pennsylvania Special Election For Democrat Conor Lamb

CARNEGIE, PA - MARCH 13: Conor Lamb, Democratic congressional candidate for Pennsylvania's 18th district, speaks to reporters after escorting his grandmother Barbara Lamb to her polling station at Our Lady of Victor... CARNEGIE, PA - MARCH 13: Conor Lamb, Democratic congressional candidate for Pennsylvania's 18th district, speaks to reporters after escorting his grandmother Barbara Lamb to her polling station at Our Lady of Victory Church, March 13, 2018 in Carnegie, Pennsylvania. Voters head to the polls today as Lamb is running in a tight race for the vacated seat of Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA) against Republican candidate Rick Saccone. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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March 14, 2018 5:59 p.m.

The New York Times on Wednesday called the special election in Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District for Democrat Conor Lamb, becoming the first large national publication to declare a winner in a congressional district that voted heavily for Donald Trump in 2016.

The Associated Press, seen as the standard-bearer for calling close elections, has not yet announced its call. 

“The results may still be contested, but Mr. Lamb’s current lead appears insurmountable based on the number of provisional, military and other absentee ballots left to count,” the Times wrote.

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