Darrell Issa

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 – 09:15 p.m.

GOP Congressman Darrell Issa will retain his seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.

The news comes as a blow to democrats, who wanted to  give Issa the boot.

Currently, Issa leads challenger Doug Applegate by a margin of 51% to 49%.

The numbers sound close. But the raw vote difference is 4,576.

The margin is mathematically-significant enough to keep Issa in office for another two years.

The two men will likely split the remaining uncounted ballots.