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Politics High-stakes Ohio election just got closer after county finds hundreds of uncounted votes

03:55  09 august  2018
03:55  09 august  2018 Source:   usatoday.com

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Ohio race just got closer after county finds hundreds of uncounted votes . Election officials in Ohio found 688 previously uncounted votes , helping Danny O'Connor shave Troy Balderson's lead in congressional district race.

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a person wearing a suit and tie standing in front of a crowd: Danny O'Connor, the Franklin County recorder, speaks during an election night watch party at the Ohio Civil Service Employees Association, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, in Westerville, Ohio. O'Connor ran against Republican Troy Balderson in a special election race for Ohio's 12th District after the retirement of Pat Tiberi who served as the U.S. Representative from 2001-2018 in the reliably Republican district.© John Minchillo, AP Danny O'Connor, the Franklin County recorder, speaks during an election night watch party at the Ohio Civil Service Employees Association, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, in Westerville, Ohio. O'Connor ran against Republican Troy Balderson in a special election race for Ohio's 12th District after the retirement of Pat Tiberi who served as the U.S. Representative from 2001-2018 in the reliably Republican district.

COLUMBUS – The tight race between Democrat Danny O'Connor and Republican Troy Balderson just got tighter.

Election officials in Franklin County found 688 previously uncounted votes in a Columbus suburb. The result: O'Connor had a net gain of 190 votes, bringing the race's margin down to 1,564.

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O'Connor must overcome a 1,564- vote deficit to win the race with as-yet- uncounted ballots – an improbable but not impossible task. The vote got closer Wednesday when Franklin County election officials found additional ballots that narrowed the race by 190 votes .

"The votes from a portion of one voting location had not been processed into the tabulation system," according to a Franklin County Board of Elections news release.

Balderson declared victory Tuesday night in the closely watched congressional district race in central Ohio. But O'Connor says he's waiting for all votes to be counted.

That includes 3,435 provisional ballots and 5,048 absentee ballots, which will be tabulated by Aug. 24.

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