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Trump's Pennsylvania lead shrinks as counties wrap up counts

Written by The Associated Press | Dec 3, 2016 7:57 AM
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(Harrisburg) -- President-elect Donald Trump's margin of victory in Pennsylvania is shrinking as more counties wrap up final tallies of provisional and overseas ballots.

An updated count Friday by state election officials shows Trump's lead shrinking to 49,000 from 71,000 over Democrat Hillary Clinton.

A big chunk of newly counted Clinton votes came from Philadelphia. Several counties are still finalizing totals, but Douglas Hill of the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania says there aren't enough uncounted ballots outstanding to change the outcome of Pennsylvania's presidential election.

The update comes as Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein spearheads recount efforts in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, states where Trump narrowly beat Clinton.

Trump's lead is 0.8 percent, down from over 1 percent, out of 6 million votes cast. That's shy of Pennsylvania's 0.5 percent trigger for an automatic statewide recount.

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