Thursday, March 15, 2018

Libertarian Plays Spoiler in Close Pennsylvania Special Election

by Eric Boehm, Reason.com

Libertarian congressional candidate Drew Gray Miller may have played spoiler in Pennsylvania's down-to-the-wire special election last night.
Just after midnight, with all precincts reporting in the 18th district and some absentee ballots still being counted, Democratic candidate and former county prosecutor Conor Lamb had a 579-vote lead over the Republican, state Rep. Rick Saccone (R–Allegheny). Lamb declared victory early this morning, but Saccone has not yet conceded.
Meanwhile, Miller accumulated 1,372 votes—well more than the gap between the two major party candidates.
Source: PA Department of State
As the race tightened around 10 p.m., Miller took to Twitter to relish his newfound status as the guy who would be blamed for costing someone the election...
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