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Trump-Backed Election Denier Wins GOP Primary For PA Governor
The Lead with Jake Tapper
May 18, 2022

The Pennsylvania Senate primary results are too close to be called as the final outcome could be delayed in part by a printing error that has left about 22,000 ballots unable to be read by scanners. Plus, a dramatic sell-off on Wall Street as investors worry over inflation and a possible U.S. economic recession.