The Northwest Herald is reporting that Undersheriff Andy Zinke has announced that he will not seek a full recount.
McHenry County Blog reported six days ago that the discovery recount, his right by law, had only found four mistakes.
In the 53 precincts recounted, there were four changes observed.
- In Alden Township, Prim picked up one vote.
- In Crystal Lake’s Algonquin 19, Prim lost one vote.
- In Trout Valley’s Algonquin 23, Zinke gained one vote.
- In Cary’s Algonquin 46, Prim lost one vote.
There were no changes in the early voting results.
One could project that Zinke would pick up a total of eight votes if ballots from the other 75% of the precincts were recounted. Maybe less, since one could assume that Zinke selected the precincts in which he was most likely to pick up votes.
The two found, plus six more with the same counting error rate observed in the first 53 precincts, would not be sufficient to overcome Prim’s official lead of 97 votes.