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Default Kentucky city council race tied after candidate's wife doesn't vote

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A candidate for city council in Kentucky has learned that home may be where the heart is, but it’s not always where your political support lies.

The Kentucky Enquirer reports that 27-year-old Robert McDonald finished tied with Olivia Ballou for the sixth and final seat on the Walton City Council.

McDonald and Ballou both captured 669 votes -- McDonald later learned that his wife, Katie, didn’t manage to vote on Tuesday.

“If she had just been able to get in to vote, we wouldn’t be going through any of this,” McDonald told the newspaper. “You never think it will come down to one vote, but I’m here to tell you that it does.”

McDonald, 27, said his wife did not want to discuss the matter.

“She feels bad enough,” McDonald said. “She worked extra hours, goes to school and we have three kids, so I don’t blame her. She woke up about ten minutes before the polls closed and asked if she should run up, but I told her I didn’t think one vote would matter.”

The rules for absentee voting in Kentucky are much more restrictive than in neighboring Ohio, so that wasn’t an option. Boone County Clerk Kenny Brown said it appears that because of the tie, the final seat on the council will be determined by the flip of a coin -- unless one of the candidates requests a recount.

“I am waiting for clarification from the State Board of Elections, but we are pretty sure the (Kentucky Revised Code) says a tie is resolved by a coin toss,” Brown said.

Ballou could not be reached for comment.
Read more: Kentucky city council race tied after candidate's wife doesn't vote | Fox News
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Old 11-08-2012, 11:38 PM
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Default Re: Kentucky city council race tied after candidate's wife doesn't vote

The first sentence of the article is HORRIBLE and an insult to this guy's family...

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A candidate for city council in Kentucky has learned that home may be where the heart is, but it’s not always where your political support lies.
This says that she does NOT support here husband...

I was thinking as I kept reading "Is she of a different party? Is there a separation of personal issues going on?"...

And then we see she DOES support him, but her other activities during the day got in the way and she was late by TEN minutes...

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“She feels bad enough,” McDonald said. “She worked extra hours, goes to school and we have three kids, so I don’t blame her. She woke up about ten minutes before the polls closed and asked if she should run up, but I told her I didn’t think one vote would matter.”
So (at least in THIS case), "home" IS where his political support lies, and the first sentence is a bunch of crap...
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