Trump Won This District by 20 Points. Democrat Conor Lamb Brought It to a Tie.

Photo Illustration by the Daily Beast

A special congressional election to fill Pennsylvania’s vacant congressional seat in the state’s 18th district ended without a declared victor on Tuesday.

Democrat Conor Lamb emerged narrowly ahead of state Rep. Rick Saccone with 99 percent of precincts reporting. But Lamb’s margin fell well within the .5 percentage point range to potentially trigger a recount, which can be declared under state law if any three voters in a precinct, or the candidate, request one.

By late Tuesday night, Lamb had about an 850-vote lead, less than the total number of votes for Libertarian candidate Drew Miller. But that margin was likely to narrow with some precincts and absentee ballots to be counted.

Read more at The Daily Beast.