Running for a spot on Arizona’s Fountain Hills City Council, former Illinois State Representative Allen Skillicorn was out of the money on election night.
In the counting of absentee ballots, however, he has been picking up votes.
Coming from behind on election night, he edged ahead of Cindy Couture after the absentee ballot count was released Friday night.
He was in third place, nineteen votes behind the woman who bested him in the election day count.
Now, Monday night votes show Skillicorn up by twenty-five.
Final unofficial results show Skillicorn leading by 44 votes as of August 10, 2022:
= = = = =
And he is not the only conservative Republican using absentee ballots to win a race.
In the State of Washington, Epoch Times reports,
Joe Kent, the GOP candidate, trailed Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-Wash.), who voted to impeach Trump, by thousands of votes soon after the Aug. 2 election.
But as more ballots have been counted, Kent began to gain on Beutler, and on Monday went from 303 votes down to 960 votes up.
Skillicorn started his political career in Illinois when he was elected to the East Dundee City Council.
There he fought tax hikes and red light cameras.