Yesterday, I told about my experience with a request for a recount in my 1966 McHenry County Treasurer’s primary.
Today, let’s look at a close race in which the loser conceded without attempting a recount.
From yesterday’s Capitol Fax Blog:
Keith Matune conceded defeat to Rep. Ron Sandack (R-Downers Grove) yesterday. Sandack won by 153 votes.
This was a GOP primary race for State Representative.
Incumbent Ron Sandack drew a challenger at least in part because he voted for the gay marriage bill after tell folks before the 2012 election that he would not.
The preliminary results are
- 6,753 for Sandack
- 6,600 for Matune
153 vote difference.
The McHenry County Sheriff’s race was
- 14,516 for Bill Prim
- 14,418 for Andy Zinke
98 vote difference.
Given, the McHenry County Sheriff’s contest is closer in percentage terms.
It is also closer in number of votes.
Prim is ahead less than 100 votes.
There is no way that Zinke can gain that number of votes, however, from those that have not been counted.
There are less than 50 absentee ballots. (Forty are now still outstanding.)
There are four provisional votes.
Add 50 and 4.
The total does not reach 98.