Official results of very close race will be certified Friday
Even with nearly all the votes counted in Pennsylvania’s sixth congressional district, it could be a while before a Democratic nominee emerges.
At the end of election night, Manan Trivedi held a slim lead over his opponent, Doug Pike, with fewer than 700 votes separating the two. Pike says his team is waiting for all absentee and provisional ballots to be counted before moving forward.
“I was expecting this to be a very close primary. Each of the candidates had strengths, and it was just hard to guess how they would add up.”
Unlike statewide races, there’s no automatic recount for congressional contests – no matter how close they are. Pennsylvania Department of State Spokesman Charlie Young says only citizens can prompt a congressional recount.
“Three electors from each precinct within the district would have to petition the court alleging substantial fraud or error in the computation of the vote.”
That’s three voters from each of the district’s 341 voting precincts. The results of the election will be certified Friday.