As McHenry County Blog reported Friday, the likelihood that the vote totals posted on McVote for the GOP primary elections in Nunda, Algonquin and Grafton Townships show the final winners.
The closest race is for Nunda Township Road Commissioner. It it “Iron Mike” Lesperance leads Rob Parrish by just four votes.
There are, however, as of Friday, only two absentee ballots left to be counted.
There are also two absentee ballots that had arrived by Friday for Grafton Township, but no close contests exist there.
No absentee ballots arrived at the McHenry County Clerk’s Office on Monday and the likelihood of some arriving today postmarked the day of the election or before are slim.
Recounts are a possibility but canvass results rarely change by enough to change the results. With the counts so close, however, one or more candidates may seek one.
If there were ever an election where every vote counted, it was the races in Nunda Township for Supervisor, Clerk and Road Commissioner, plus the Algonquin Township contest for Trustee.
The preliminary totals can be found here.
Algonquin Township Republicans get a free ride in the April general election.
In Nunda Township an independent is challenging the winner of the primary.
In Grafton Township, all of the Republicans are being challenged by independents, except the write-in winner for Clerk.