|Justin Simmons (L) and Kevin Deely (R)|
Acting Lehigh County Dem Chair Bar Johnston points to this election as proof that one vote really can make a difference. She's unsure at this point whether Kevin Deely will seek a recount. "That's a decision he must make," she tells me, adding that many Deely supporters are urging him to go for it. If he does, Sterner will likely have to be hospitalized.
Simmons' lead in Lehigh County has grown from one to 16, thanks to absentee ballots due yesterday.
In Northampton County, where canvassing of his district was completed today, a 430-vote lead went up to 432.
All told, the final tally in both counties shows him up by 448 votes.