As I warned you, Marty Nothstein is likely going to serve in Congress for a few weeks. There were two races - the Pa.7th and a special election in the more conservative Pa. 15th, Despite having a 5 to 1 edge in money (counting outside money) and a newspaper that did its best to screw Marty Nothstein, unofficial results make Susan Wild the loser to Nothstein in the 15th. The tallies are as follows:
Northampton County: Wild - 31,278; Nothstein - 28,464.
Lehigh County: Wild - 66,657; Nothstein - 52,057.
Dauphin County: Wild - 12,574; Nothstein - 16,081
Berks County: Wild - 7,000; Nothstein - 11,794
Lebanon County: Wild - 9,473; Nothstein - 18,644
This adds up to Nothstein with 127,040 over Wild's 126,982.
Election officials need to canvass these unofficial results before they become official. This is basically a recount.
What about an automatic recount?
Under Pa.law, recounts are automatic when a candidate for statewide office loses by less than 0.5%. But this rule has no application to congressional races.
Three electors from each precinct who allege fraud or error can petition for recount