President Trump has already congratulated the Republican candidate in a closely watched special congressional election in Ohio—but election officials say the race has actually tightened. Officials in Franklin County, where Republican Troy Balderson and Democrat Danny O’Connor are competing for a House seat, say they found 588 previously uncounted votes from suburban Columbus precincts, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
The votes gave O’Connor a net gain of 190 votes, leaving Balderson fewer than 1,600 votes ahead in a district that Trump carried by 11 points in 2016. With more than 8,000 provisional and absentee ballots still to be counted, O’Connor hasn’t conceded and is continuing to campaign ahead of the November rematch, WCMH reports.
It’s amazing that recounts when the democrat is behind always results in a stunning tightening of the race.