Part 2 – To Recount Or Not To Not To Recount. That Is The Question.

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 Northwest Herald reported that Andy Zinke is considering seeking a recount.

The Northwest Herald reported that Andy Zinke is considering seeking a recount.

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.


Comments

Part 2 – To Recount Or Not To Not To Recount. That Is The Question. — 4 Comments

  1. This from Harrison’s new FaceBook Page.

    His first fund raiser will cost you 100.00.

    From his websight: Tickets $100 • Cocktails 6:00 p.m. • Dinner 7:00 p.m.

    WOW!

  2. Ok, so do you support the right to recounts in races this close or not?

    It is a primary so no great pressing time need, the vote isn’t likely to change but it is possible, just trying to figure out if you are making the case that the recount rules should be eliminated?

  3. Also most of the remaining absentees will not be received.

    Those are ballots that were requested and mailed out but not everyone who receives one sends it back in.

  4. I could be wrong, but I predict will not ask for a recount even if the difference is 1 vote.

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