Race Tied, Candidate’s Wife Would Have Been Deciding Vote
November 13, 2012
Next time anyone tells you your vote doesn’t matter, remember Robert McDonald. In a city-council race in northern Kentucky last week, he and another candidate tied for the sixth seat:
Each candidate captured 669 votes, but one ballot McDonald is sure would have gone his way was never cast. His wife, Katie, who works nights as a patient care assistant at Christ Hospital and is finishing nurse’s training at Gateway Community and Technical College, didn’t make it to the polls yesterday.
“If she had just been able to get in to vote, we wouldn’t be going through any of this,” McDonald said. “You never think it will come down to one vote, but I’m here to tell you that it does.”
Latest news on the race:
If the recanvass does not change the outcome, a coin toss will be scheduled to decide the winner.