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. oldschool64 says:

    Brett Bair saying that Allegany county about to dump it’s absentee ballots on to the total, That should sting. But my understanding is that Washington and Greene aren’t going to count theirs until tomorrow.

    Razor thin, this.

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  2. Pam says:

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  3. Conor Lamb leads by 0.0 percentage points, or 95 votes, over Rick Saccone with 99 percent of precincts fully reporting.

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  4. ASpade says:

    There are still 2 precincts to report in Westmoreland should favor Saccone.

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  5. Pam says:

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  6. sunnydaze says:

    95 votes separating now. 49.7/49.7

    per Laura Ingraham.

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  7. Regardless of who wins, the RNC needs a leadership change. Low energy candidates and apathy at the top really piss me off. And I think it’s on purpose too.

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    • Johnathan Phillips Rogers says:

      Yeah, I thought Mitt’s niece would be much better than Reince but apparently not.

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    • Ivehadit says:

      Agreed. 100%. That is why the president has his “re-election team” firing up now, imho.

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    • auntiefran413 says:

      The establishment strikes in Pennsylvania, too, guerillapatriot.

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    • Judiciary says:

      Recall what trouble Trump had during his election with #Never Trumpers deeply entrenched in state GOPs? They love their power and usually serve up weak-kneed RINOs as candidates for Congressional races. I don’t even think Saccone was a true Trumper at first. I’m not saying Saccone is a RINO, but, in general, if a race is between a RINO or a Democrat most folks (pro-Trump voters excluded) seem to take the Democrat.

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  8. auntiefran413 says:

    Some ballots will be counted out and tabulated TOMORROW!

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  9. Pam says:

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  10. Judiciary says:

    I know Lamb’a a vet but it bugs me a guy would run as a blue-dog Democrat. Look at Manchin in WVA. He says good things on occasion but he mostly votes in lock-step with fellow Democrats.

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    • He says good things when he is up for re-election…guess it works.

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    • Johnathan Phillips Rogers says:

      I’m a Mountaineer. Joe is done.

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    • L4grasshopper says:

      They enable the Dems to control House or Senate, respectively, knowing full well the radical Left runs things.

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    • ForGodandCountry says:

      blue-dog Democrat

      Will be extinct until after 2020. Meaningless until then.

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    • frankie says:

      Sundance, we are watching a stolen election.

      CNN and NYT a few minutes ago had Greene County 2694 to 1927 R (100% in).

      They had Washington County 25,615 to 22114 R (100% in).

      THey had Alleghany COunty (PGH DEMS) 56,725 to 42,111 D (100% in).

      THey had Westmoreland County 39,430 to 29,179 R (99% in).

      On paper this is a Lamb (D) lead of 95 votes.

      Divide Westmoreland County’s return by 99% to get a projected 100% tally of 39,828 to 29,473 R.

      Adding these to the three counties that reported 100%, and you get a Republican (Sacco) victory of 9 votes and a recount.

      But s couple of minutes ago, CNN reported updated Westmoreland County returns of 58,,655 to 43,289 D (after the Dem county gave alleged “final vote tallies”). If true and honest, this makes Lamp the wibber.

      Anywhere an election is close enough to steal, Dems steal it.

      Sessions should be sending agents to Alleghany County on Vote Fraud patrol.

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  11. Pam says:

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  12. donny says:

    MSNBC is going crazy. I mean the 11;00 hour anchor says the program has been doubled to 2 hours, and they are continuing the craziness, increasing it in fact. Trust me, worst I have ever seen.

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  13. Pam says:

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  14. rsmith1776 says:

    We don’t need votes from the inferior classes, the semi-informed, the undecided, the ones who don’t walk in goosestep with the prophets and gurus. . . or perhaps we DO need them?

    That’s what I was talking about a few days ago – it doesn’t matter in how many thousands of posts each of us declares our allegiance for President Trump in (to the hilarious extent that if we quote him verbatim on some subjects we are “trolls”), it doesn’t matter how loudly we beat our godly and patriotic chest with self-praise and fundamentalist certainty, finally it’s still a one man one vote system.

    We need to reach to the doubtful, to the lazy, to the semi-informed in the general population, to persuade them, to make them understand the fundamentals of the great phenomena which are happening under their sleepy eyes. To make them understand it DOES regard them.

    We also need to pressure the people AROUND the President, also all the mealy-mouthed RNC semi-patriots and overpaid luminaries.

    Outside Hollywood Rambo world, even great heroes need support and help.

    King Arthur himself didn’t fight alone.

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  15. sterling1776 says:

    Typically, absentee ballots have a Republican skew, no? That, with the fact that we’ll have Greene and Washington counted tomorrow, I’m optimistic.

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  16. ALEX says:

    All politics is local. Rather disappointed the rally didn’t help more, nor anything else that has been accomplished. I don’t believe in this wake up call or blaming RNC etc…Alabama wasn’t anyone’s fault but the candidate as well.

    That’s why I’m enjoying this Presidency as it was a small(70K vote) miracle. One issue outside the hatred for our President that is a big factor across all spectrum is healthcare and republican candidates are exposed and out in the cold now…nowhere to hide and it’s a BIGLY issue.

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  17. Pam says:

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  18. MAGAbear says:

    Down by just 95 votes…….we can do this (please Lord, I’d really be thankful for a win here).

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  19. sunnydaze says:

    Well, they are happy at the Saccone Campaign headquarters. It’s on FNC

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  20. Pam says:

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  21. trumpmaga says:

    Please Lord . Amen.

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  22. Pam says:

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  23. Curry Worsham says:

    Very strange. Lamb up by 847 suddenly with all precincts in.

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  24. Pam says:

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  25. NJF says:

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  26. Curry Worsham says:

    3143 absentees left in other three counties.

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  27. Summer says:

    Someone already lost or won by a few points at 8 pm. They are just counting the ballots.
    Pennsylvania law: automatic recount if less or equal .5%.

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  28. Dauntless says:

    Rest of Absentees should favor Saccone.

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  29. Pam says:

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  30. dallasdan says:

    Regardless of the outcome, it is a highly disappointing result for the President. Very concerning.

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    • Chickficshun says:

      The problem is he goes out to help these dumb ass candidates for the GOP and it looks bad. He needs to stop doing this for them if the GOP keeps fielding these losers.

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      • dallasdan says:

        The ideological differences should prevail in a district the President won by 22%. If Saccone loses, it will be a disaster and fuel the opposition like nothing else could.

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  31. NoJuan Importante says:

    based on the remaining absentee votes, going to be hard to make up 800 votes

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  32. Pam says:

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  33. Chickficshun says:

    Whats the voter registration split in this district. I thiught I read that dems have a 70,000 voter advantage?

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  34. Curry Worsham says:

    Still 2 precincts left in Westmoreland.

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  35. anon says:

    Anyone have estimates on the remaining ballots? (precincts, absentee?)

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  36. trumpmaga says:

    Please Jesus let Rick win if by your will. Amen.

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  37. Pam says:

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  38. Brant says:

    https://transition.fec.gov/pubrec/fe2018/2018pdates_001.pdf (this is calendar for 2018 primaries)

    I guess this happens again May 15. At least for primaries. So, barely 2 months from now. The “S” indicates the state has a Senate election as well.
    STATE CONGRESSIONAL PRIMARY DATE
    Pennsylvania S 5/15

    I remain your most humble patiently waiting deplorable

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  39. nyt election results….. You are jivin’ us right ? The nyt ?

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  40. Pam says:

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    • benifranlkin says:

      Yup. Lamb got 62% of 3108 absentee votes in Allegheny County (Dem) to put him up 752 votes. If Succone gets 62% of the 3000 red county absentee votes he comes up pretty even.

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  41. ibobland08 says:

    Absolutely wild my district is the center of the universe right now. Glad the race isn’t being decided tonight, I need to get to bed!

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  42. Chickficshun says:

    Who do the GOP have running for the new district that is teplacing this one?

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  43. Curry Worsham says:

    Westmoreland and Washington are counting tonight.

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  44. Pam says:

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  45. ForGodandCountry says:

    Funny how the GOP won two other elections tonight but the progs are all panting over this one race.

    Can you spell D E S P E R A T E?

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    • ForGodandCountry says:

      And don’t tell me “yeah, but this is in a swing state” and the other two were red states. A week ago we were listening to them drool over “Turning Texas blue”, as if that was ever gonna happen.

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    • Summer says:

      I can spell N A R R A T I V E. This seat is inconsequential. Best-case scenario: another election in November. Worst-case scenario: the seat is eliminated.

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  46. Pam says:

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    • ForGodandCountry says:

      Why anyone still listens to the washed up, thoroughly punk’d Nate Silver is beyond me. He hasn’t been right since I don’t know when…to say nothing of the fact he is a liberal boot-licker.

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    • MakeAmericaGreat says:

      Sundance is right, Silver is wrong.

      And Silver is likely going Mamet Principle here and feigning ignorance.

      Anyone who knows anything about this district knows the reality.

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    • MaineCoon says:

      Nate Silver is a loser. Only people who listen to him are those who like what he’s says no matter that it is fabrication, misinformation or disinformation. He’s a has been just like Rove.

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  47. Pam says:

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  48. PremAmerica says:

    This is an expected disaster. I’ve lived and campaigned here in Western PA for more than 25 years.

    Not only did Trump win CD18 by 20 points, Republicans have coasted to double digit victories here for eons.

    Two weeks ago I wrote here that it would take a miracle for us to win this. We thought Trump and Jr could be that miracle.

    But, maybe not!

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    • ALEX says:

      What’s you’re take.

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    • Ivehadit says:

      With all due respect we have seen those talking points way too much tonight. this race is not over. Why are you pontificating negatively? We know why.

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    • donny says:

      Some, mostly women in my experience, just know nothing about sports. It was always very difficult for me to, when it happened, when we were at the game, explain that yes, one team was winning the whole game but the other team tied it at the buzzer. The game isn’t over!

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    • Thanks Prem. Your input is always valuable. We tried :). I tried hard to tell people about Moore and was sorry I was right.. we’ll see if people wise up. We have to build some momentum to go into midterms or it will be too late. We should be working now and we have to run better candidates.

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  49. donny says:

    MSNBC>total CYA mode, every person for themselves mode. Nobody knows anything, nobody has seen anything or heard anything. But they talking, breathlessly & emotionally, about something. I’m not real sure what that something is yet. It’s circular logic (illogical) from MSNBC, not one word so far about what the subject,

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  50. Sandra-VA says:

    Why is it taking so long for the last 2 precincts in Westmoreland to upload their results? Sheesh!

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