Posted: November 7, 2008
OH-15: Some votes counted twice; corrected numbers increase Stivers lead
In the OH-15 congressional district, numbers are changing as Franklin County heads toward its official count. Some memory cards were initially read twice. Correcting that error increased Steve Stivers' lead by several hundred votes meaning the final tally will be closer than anyone thought once the remaining absentee ballots and all of the provisional ballots are counted. A last-minute directive from Secretary Brunner before the election ordered counties to notify absentee voters of any errors with their ballot and to allow in-person correction at the Board office through Nov. 14.