The Daily Herald, which, along with the Northwest Herald, endorsed Andy Zinke over Bill Prim for Sheriff, posted an article at 5:44 Thursday afternoon headlined
Prim Sure Winner for GOP Sheriff in McHenry Co.
The article by Elena Ferrarin starts,
“Despite having less name recognition in McHenry County, Bill Prim’s message of reforming the sheriff’s office resonated with voters…”
The story quotes McHenry County Clerk Kathie Schultz as saying with Prim’s 98 vote lead, there aren’t enough votes to make up the difference.
Schultz is referring to the four provisional votes and just under 50 absentee ballots that were outstanding on election day.
Implicitly, the veteran County Clerk, who has worked in the office since she graduated from Woodstock High School and is retiring this year, is saying that a recount would not change the results.