Allegheny County certifies election results, Conor Lamb’s victory |

Allegheny County certifies election results, Conor Lamb’s victory

Nate Smallwood | Tribune-Review
A confident Conor Lamb speaks to his supporters after a special congressional district election at the Hilton Garden Inn at Southpointe in Cecil in the early morning hours of March 14, 2018.

The Allegheny County Board of Elections certified vote tallies Monday for last month’s special congressional election, making Democrat Conor Lamb’s victory official.

The certification followed the filing and withdrawing of several challenges to provisional ballots that were counted in the weeks after the March 13 election. Allegheny’s certification this week followed certifications last week by Westmoreland, Washington and Greene counties.

Republican Rick Saccone conceded the race March 21. Lamb won by 755 votes, according to final results, with 227,449 votes cast in the election.

The House returns to session April 10 after a two-week recess.

Lamb won 58,874 votes in Allegheny County to Saccone’s 43,398 votes. Libertarian Drew Miller won 526 votes, according to the county’s tally.

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