Is it just me, or do extra votes that are found after an election’s over almost always go in favor of the Democrat candidate? Sure is a coincidence:
The tight race between Democrat Danny O’Connor and Republican Troy Balderson just got tighter.
Election officials in Franklin County found 588 previously uncounted votes in a Columbus suburb. The result: O’Connor had a net gain of 190 votes, bringing the race’s margin down to 1,564.
“The votes from a portion of one voting location had not been processed into the tabulation system,” according to a Franklin County Board of Elections news release.
And there are more outstanding, so no winner will be declared for some time:
That includes 3,435 provisional ballots and 5,048 absentee ballots, which will be tabulated by Aug. 24.
Why it takes another two weeks to tabulate 8,500 votes that are already in-hand is anybody’s guess.