Posted: November 12, 2008
OH-15: Vote difference either 393 or 149
In a Dispatch article on Nov. 7, journalist Barbara Carmen has the vote difference at almost 400 votes after learning of memory cards that had accidentally been counted twice. However, in a story from today, Nov. 12, she sets the vote difference at 149 like many other news outlets who are likely taking this number from the initial count reported on the Secretary of State website. In a Dispatch blog post yesterday, Nov. 11, reporter James Nash had the vote difference at 393. A local blogger tried to figure out the correct vote count as of right now but the Franklin County Board of Elections would not comment. Franklin County voters have until 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14 to correct deficiencies with their absentee or provisional ballots and the ballots will be counted Saturday Nov. 15. See report here.