If you needed any more evidence that every vote counts, just ask Sedgwick County Commission Chairman Ben Sciortino: He’s trailing District 5 challenger Gwen Welshimer by 36 votes and has to wait until provisional ballots are counted Monday to find out if he still has a job.
In the District 96 Kansas House race, Republican incumbent Willa DeCastro (in photo) appears to have lost to Democrat Terry L. McLachlan by an even narrower margin: 26 votes. I’m guessing both Sciortino and DeCastro personally know enough people who didn’t vote who might have made the difference.
Then there were the Senate races in Virginia and Montana, both of which Democrats won with razor thin margins. Think of that: You could say that Democratic control of the U.S. Senate was decided by fewer Montanans than it takes to fill a high-school gym.
Posted by Dave Knadler
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