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

Republican incumbent Justin Simmons holds lead

Posted: 5:04 PM EST Nov 09, 2012   Updated: 6:49 PM EST Nov 09, 2012

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.