Pennsylvania Special Election – CD18 Rick Saccone (R) vs Conor Lamb (D)…

The special election in Pennsylvania Congressional District 18 is today.  The polls close at 8:00pm EST.  The district political registration heavily favors the Democrat Conor Lamb with a +50,000 advantage in Democrat registered voters.  However, President Trump carried the mostly blue-collar district in 2016, and he supports Republican Rick Saccone.

Generally speaking the Democrat Conor Lamb is favored; and with that outcome in mind the media began using this likely Democrat win to position an anti-Trump narrative.  To counter that narrative President Trump went to PA and campaigned with Rick Saccone.  Both RNC and DNC have spent a lot of money on this temporary district race.

Democrat Conor Lamb is attempting to revive the extinct “blue-dog” model and has refuted Nancy Pelosi along with the far-left-wing of the Democrat party; while emphasizing his strong labor union relationships.  On the Republican side, the district is Pro-Trump on the national economics but candidate Rick Saccone has strongly supported ‘right-to-work’ policies which the local unions do not like.  So it’s a weird election.

Pennsylvania State Election Return Results – HERE

New York Times – Election Results HERE

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1,250 Responses to Pennsylvania Special Election – CD18 Rick Saccone (R) vs Conor Lamb (D)…

  1. Just Curious says:

    There are uninformed peoples who believe in what the satanic media has been proclaiming as gospel truth, and they vote for Democrat every time regardless of what President Trump has done for them and the country.. If our country would ever go over the cliff, then these uninformed folks in Pennsylvania and every where else will be held accountable. I am glad that I will not see this travesty much longer with the help of these demonrat voters to push me into my grave. It is their choice, and I hope that they will all rot in hell forever for what they have done.

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    • covfefe999 says:

      I know it’s tough to be optimistic with all of the craziness we have to witness. But just remember: Trump is the President right now and will be for 3 more years and hopefully 7 more years. So just enjoy it while you can. He’s getting a lot done.

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  2. Pam says:

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  3. SR says:

    Democrats and fake msm would declare win tomorrow as it’s so close in red district.

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  4. Keebler ac says:

    13 precincts still to go at 98% reporting 😁

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  5. NJF says:

    Sketchy.

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  6. Just Scott says:

    Same calcs as before. But trend is toward SAC

    LAMB SACC DIFF
    REP 107,471 106,771
    TOT 112,018 111,473 545
    PCT 50.12% 49.88% 0.24%

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  7. L4grasshopper says:

    Just heard on FOX that there are 2 precincts that won’t be counted tonite (no reason given and no ID of precincts given), AND that there are several thousand absentee ballots to count.

    This close, it won’t be over tonite 🙂

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  8. MAGAbear says:

    795 votes behind with about 2% of the precints still left to count. Looks to be about 4000 to 5000 votes still out there, so it all depends on where those votes are coming in from.

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  9. Pam says:

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  10. Pam says:

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  11. Dekester says:

    I am still optimistic about Saccones chances, but the apathy of Republicans truly astounds me. Maybe this will be the shake up the Republican Party needs, although I am not holding my breath.

    You have a President like no other, and here we are. A thirty three year old fraud, backed by a complicit and corrupt media. Pushing on the doors of Congress.

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    • the phoenix says:

      Yes, we have an amazingly good President. And as I’ve posted previously, though quite some time ago now, we need more than just an amazingly good President to Make America Great Again. We need God first and foremost, and we need people willing to actually help and support our President.

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    • The establishment doesn’t want to win. I haven’t seen any Republicans getting out in front of a narrative – because they don’t have a narrative. Well maybe…their narrative is a bunch of donor puppets don’t care which side wins…it’s easier and more profitable to be the minority party.

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      • NotIdeal says:

        That’s right.

        Because the next step for losing GOPe Reps and Sens is not the unemployment line but a lifetime 7-figure career as a lobbyist. They have insulated themselves from the very problems they create quite nicely.

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      • NC PATRIOT says:

        All the NC repub congress critters are on tv the are here touting the tax cuts to put more money in our pockets—already.

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    • Madison Grant says:

      Good article. Thanks. I don’t live in PA, so I had no idea what a GOPer Saccone was. Sounds like Karen Handel. He’d have played great among the McMansions in Northern Atlanta, but sounds like a poor fit for Western PA. No wonder this is such a squeaker.

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  12. Pam says:

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    • Keebler ac says:

      Washington and Green are cobservative leaning
      Assuming 70/30 then advantage 350 votes for Saccone
      Assuming 60/40 them advantage 290 votes for Saccone
      while other things equal
      Those absentee ballots could make a difference narrowing gap of 755 that is showm now

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    • sunnydaze says:

      WTH?

      Are these people lazy or what?

      1,195 ballots is not exactly an all-nite affair.

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  13. covfefe999 says:

    Well here’s how I look at this: at least we have a shot. That’s better than a big loss.

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  14. PS says:

    If you are within the margin of error, then you are in the margin of shenanigans. Everyone take a breather, grab your favorite lawyer, and lets get ready for a recount.

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  15. Pam says:

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  16. anon says:

    anyone have a figure on the outstanding absentee ballots?
    This is sounding like the old standby of voter fraud by absentee as was done for Franken

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  17. FLEP are there enough absentees in Washington Co. For Saccoon to win

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  18. spren says:

    This was my home district for most of my life until I moved to very blue CT. It has always been a traditional Democrat stronghold. Saccone was described as a very weak candidate so the fact that the race is this close at this time is remarkable. Regardless, isn’t it much to do about nothing seeing that the seat will only hold until the November mid-terms and will have to be contested again, granted with redrawn districting lines.

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    • trumpmaga says:

      Thanks for the great insight. Pray. MAGA

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    • spren says:

      Incidentally, this is the district that Rick Santorum won when he defeated a long term Democrat from Mount Lebanon (I can’t remember his name – Lundgrem?). Then Santorum went on to win a Senate seat.

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    • MakeAmericaGreat says:

      Totally agree.

      People are getting the wrong impressions here, I think. At least somewhat.

      The media is doing so on purpose. But I hate to see people on our side fall into uninformed “analysis” that is false.

      Again, my understanding is that Trump is at around 50% approval in the district. He’s a help here, not a hinderance.

      The problem is this is a Dem-positive district that has essentially two “unknowns” running in a seat that was on lockdown for years. And of those two unknowns, one is younger and a better candidate than the other.

      There should absolutely be concern about the outcome. But people need to understand all the dynamics at play here and go beyond “OMG, Trump won it by 22%. GOP doom!” hyperbole.

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  19. Sandra-VA says:

    Alleghany is done reporting.

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  20. Pam says:

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  21. Pam says:

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  22. vote count seems to have stopped…both side holding back to see what they need for votes to win.

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  23. RJ says:

    Saccone should have gone to every VFD in his district and then gone back again and again. Talk to the firemen and be personable and honest – don’t be snobbish. For every firemen, you’ll reach a potential 20 more voters. This is not rocket science.

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    • NotIdeal says:

      I assume he did that, no?

      Retail politics 101.

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    • Niagara Frontier says:

      Don’t forget the BINGO halls and all the other clubs and lodges.

      You are absolutely right about how this campaign should have been run. I grew up in the area. Many of these folks want to feel like they can be on a first-name basis with their politicians. Instead, they get a painted face on a TV screen in a Madison Avenue produced political commercial.

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  24. Pam says:

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  25. Nigella says:

    Trouble is he isn’t Pro-Trump

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  26. Pam says:

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  27. I actually don’t mind if this Lamb fella wins, because it’ll show the base that the complacency is real and maybe folks will get their butts in gear and swamp the polls for the red team in Nov. People have to feel like they may lose it all before they will put in the effort, unfortunately.

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    • MAGADJT says:

      We almost did lose it all. On November 8, 2016. If people have fallen asleep again after that, then we need to fold up our tent and await the liberal armageddon.

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  28. ASpade says:

    I think this follows everything we have seen before.

    Dems try to hold out where they can stuff ballots to game the vote. Now that Allegheny is finished reporting and Lamb is only 700 votes ahead, it is virtually guaranteed that Saccone will win by a narrow margin.

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  29. Who is Richard Baris?

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  30. fleporeblog says:

    Allegheny 100% with the margin at 14,614. At 99% it was 14,559. An increase of 55 votes for Lamb. With 1% outstanding in Westmoreland and 7% in Washington, Lamb’s current lead is 755 votes.

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  31. Pam says:

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  32. Just Scott says:

    Well, it looks like we are stuck on this for tonight

    ___ LAMB SACC DIFF
    REP 107,556 106,801 755
    TOT 112,106 111,504 602
    PCT 50.13% 49.87% 0.27%

    BUT, the unreported 2982 votes are in two heavy red counties.
    Ignoring the 4K+ abscentee ballot that need to be counted,
    I’d say Succone wins by 1034 votes,
    until the dims start finding boxes of ballots out of their car trunks.

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  33. auntiefran413 says:

    With 98.15% reporting, lessdthan 1000 votes separating them with Lamb ahead.

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  34. People’s Pundi Daily. One of the few who got the Presidential election right. He’s a very good pollster.

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  35. donny says:

    What a ‘masterful’ play the White Hats made there at the end of ‘regulation’ time, They forced overtime. I am fairly certain that the black hats never ‘saw that coming’. I’m giving it an hour and going to sleep.

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  36. Pam says:

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  37. JohnBadger says:

    There are roughly 100 House Republicans from districts Trump won by a margin smaller than he won PA-18 by. Nov will be a GOP bloodbath unless Ryan and McConnell take drastic steps to move the MAGA agenda. But them supporting MAGA is a pipe dream.

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    • ForGodandCountry says:

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    • L4grasshopper says:

      The House has moved lots of it. Over 346 bills passed by the House died in the dysfunctional Senate. For example: House passed all 13 normal appropriation bills as required and on time. Senate did not even vote on any. Thus we got another corrupt Omnibus CR.

      Not saying House is great. But the larger problem has been The Turtle’s Senate.

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    • NotIdeal says:

      The GOPe wasted a year screwing around.

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    • Madison Grant says:

      Sadly, you are right. The free traders are dug in. They are pulling out articles from The Economist and their old college textbooks to try to argue up and down that tariffs will KILL US!! ACHH! One guy tried to make a smart comment about the Chinese satellite that’s falling, wondering if we’d “charge a tariff on it as a Chinese import.” I retorted, “And you want to buy steel and aluminum from them? Well, at least it didn’t cost very much for them to make before it crashed.”

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    • Blade says:

      There are roughly 100 House Republicans from districts Trump won by a margin smaller than he won PA-18 by. Nov will be a GOP bloodbath unless Ryan and McConnell take drastic steps to move the MAGA agenda. But them supporting MAGA is a pipe dream.

      John Badger, I got you pegged for a glass half full kinda guy …

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  38. Peoria Jones says:

    Welp, without the remaining absentee votes being counted until morning, it looks as though I may as well get some sleep (early morning). Was really hoping for some good news before retiring.

    This has been a really strange race and situation. Regardless of the outcome, we all know Saccone wouldn’t have had a prayer without PTrump’s help. I do hope he pulls it out, and mainly to put a wrinkle in the Dems’ blue-dog strategy.

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  39. Sandra-VA says:

    TIE! 49.7/49.7 with 2 precincts left in Westmoreland.

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  40. oldschool64 says:

    Saccone down 95 votes!!!

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  41. Pam says:

    Wow!…That close!

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  42. Just Scott says:

    Did ya see that? WASH CTY came in, Succone wins by 124 votes!

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  43. Madison Grant says:

    Wow, Washington County suddenly came through. 100 or so vote margin.

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  44. Pam says:

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  45. trumpmaga says:

    Pray for Rick. Come on Westmoreland! Thy will be done. Amen.

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  46. NoJuan Importante says:

    so it WILL come down to the absentees. amazing.

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  47. ForGodandCountry says:

    What is the margin requiring a recount?

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    • patrickhenrycensored says:

      Pennsylvania Secretary of State Wanda Murren told Fox News the race would not have a mandatory recount. Under state law, three voters in each precinct must petition for a recount and petitions must be filed five days after each county completes its tally.

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      • ForGodandCountry says:

        Hmmm. Interesting. That’s not a very high hurdle to cross.

        Expect a recount……endless recounts….until the dim wins. See: Al Franken

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      • Niagara Frontier says:

        The side requesting the recount also pays for it. That’s a lot of money already spent on a district that in its present form will cease to exist before the next election.

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    • L4grasshopper says:

      No auto recount required. But loser can ask for one if this close.

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  48. Pam says:

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  49. Curry Worsham says:

    Washington done. Only one or two precincts left in Westmoreland

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