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Votes still being tallied in race for 131st District seat in Pa. House

By Katie Shank, Senior Producer, KShank@wfmz.com
Published On: Nov 09 2012 04:04:58 PM CST
Updated On: Nov 09 2012 05:49:09 PM CST

Three days after the election, officials in Lehigh County are still sifting through the ballots in the race for a state House seat.

ALLENTOWN, Pa. -

Three days after the election, officials in Lehigh County are still sifting through the ballots in the race for a state House seat but it looks like a winner has been decided.

With 99 provisional, military and emergency service ballots still outstanding, Republican Justin Simmons has taken a lead of 431 votes.

Simmons is defending his 131st District seat against challenger Kevin Deely.

Officials said they're still counting through some provisional and absentee ballots, and the final numbers won't be in until next Wednesday.