#HD131: Simmons Hasn’t Locked It Up Yet

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Emmaus Patch:

Election night left state Rep. Justin Simmons looking like a winner but county officials today say the outcome of the 131st House race is not yet certain.

Hundreds of ballots are still to be counted. It’s expected to take weeks to finalize the outcome.

“I’d say there are between 750 and 1,000 ballots left to count,” said Lehigh County election official Tim Benyo.

A preliminary tally without those ballots shows Simmons with a 562-vote lead.

“It’s definitely too tight to call this race [for the 131st district] yet,” Benyo told Patch on Wednesday morning.

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