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Lamb Extends Lead Over Saccone In 18th Congressional Race Certification

Democrat Conor Lamb leads Republican Rick Saccone by just 645 votes in the race.

March 16, 2018 - 7:53 am

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PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - Provisional ballot reviewing as part of the 18th Congressional Race certification is underway.

Allegheny County Elections officials say as of 3pm, all 114 absentee ballots have been reviewed with Conor Lamb receiving 66 votes compared to Rick Saccone's 48.

The news means Lamb's lead in the race has grown slightly to stand at 645 votes.  

Officials still have to review 3,133 absentee ballots that have already been scanned to make sure the number of ballots sent to the polling place mach the number of ballots returned. 

The race is expected to be certified on Monday April 2nd.