Michael Barone once said that to defeat a Democrat, you have to win outside the margin for cheating. The last special election before November was held Tuesday for the seat from the 12th district of Ohio. Republican Troy Balderson, with a boost from the president, defeated Democrat Danny O’Connor by some 1,700 votes. Balderson claimed victory. BUT WAIT!
Ta-dahh, a box of more than 500 previously uncounted ballots were discovered and O’Connor gained 190 votes. According to the Cincinnati Enquirer, 3,435 provisional ballots and 5,048 absentee ballots will be counted by the August 24 deadline.
Don’t be surprised if the Democrat pulls out a “miracle” comeback. Outside of Florida 2000, the Democrats have never lost a recount election. They count until they get ahead, then they quit counting.