What the Pennsylvania special election tells us about the Democratic turnout surge

Lamb’s apparent victory over Republican Rick Saccone the morning after Election Day runs in the hundreds of votes in a contest where more than 220,000 people cast ballots.

In the 2016 presidential contest (according to Daily Kos’s  invaluable tallies of presidential votes by legislative districts), more than 370,000 votes were cast in the district, with Trump receiving 215,000 of them.

Lamb only got about 78 percent of the votes that Hillary Clinton received in the district — but Saccone only received about 52 percent of the votes Trump received.

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