Still counting: Amen Brown has a slight lead over Cass Green in the District 10 House election

There are still a few votes left to be counted in Pa.’s hotly contested primary. House in West Philly, but it seems likely that state Rep. Amen Brown will retain his 10th District seat by a very slim margin.

As of Friday afternoon, Brown had a 50-vote lead over the likely runner-up, progressive community organizer Cass Green. The difference is approximately 0.7% of the total number of votes. Brown had 2,971 votes to Green’s 2,921 of the 7,395 votes counted so far.

Radio host Sajda Blackwell received 1,478 votes and 25 write-ins. Since no Republicans are running for the seat, the winner of the Democratic primary is expected to win the November general election.

Most of the ballots that still need to be checked and possibly counted have ephemeral, which voters typically cast when questions arise about their eligibility to vote. The City Commissioners’ Office is still evaluating some absentee ballots with signature or date errors to determine whether they can be counted.

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