* After the election was over, the Cambridge Chronicle reported on the local Henry County results…
In the first election with a two-district map instead of a three-district map, 10 Democrats and 10 Republicans apparently have been elected to the Henry County Board.
The 10th seat in District 2 was captured by a Democrat pulling only five more votes than a Republican. Recounts and absentee ballots received in the 14 days following the election could change the outcome. […]
Those not elected were Republicans Kippy Nelson, 4,031 (only five fewer than Wiley);
* But when all the votes were counted, there was a change…
The official count of ballots from the Nov. 6 election apparently reversed the outcome of one of the results in County Board District 2.
Kippy Nelson, R-Cambridge, a five-vote loser to Thomas Wiley, D-Cambridge, after the unofficial count Election Day, is now a one-vote winner, according to the official count, which gave Ms. Nelson 4,043 votes to 4,042 for Mr. Wiley..
“I looked at him and he looked at me and we said, ‘one vote’,” said Ms. Nelson.
One vote not only changed the election, but the 10-10 county board went to 11-9 Republican.
* And check this out…
For an absentee vote to be counted, it must be postmarked no later than election day, Nov. 6. But an absentee ballot from Japan, postmarked Nov. 1, wasn’t received until Monday.
The Democrat Wiley is expected to ask for a recount this week.