Bishop had 2352 and Banks had 2340 at last official count. But then Bishop earned 21 and Banks earned 16. Tomorrow morning should be it.Meanwhile, the Madison County Journal reported:
Ok. So basically the last hour or so has been hurry up and wait. Clerk shut everything down at 5.We have 108 affidavits and 22 curbside left (KF note: Curbside voters must be the nursing home voters preparing to move into someone's funeral home. Nyuk nyuk nyuk).
Banks said he "feels good. I got it just the way I want it."
Election officials were scrambling Wednesday trying to find a missing bag with 33 absentee ballots and 13 affidavit ballots from the Lake Caroline voting precinct as District 4 Supervisor Karl Bank's political future hangs in the balance.
Counting stopped Wednesday at 5 p.m. with Republican challenger David Bishop leading the eight-term Democrat Banks by 17 votes after machine and absentee ballots were tallied. Officials were hand-counting between 50-100 affidavit and curbside ballots from the district. (See onlinemadison.com Thursday for updates.)
The ballots were later found inside a supply bag after phone calls to poll managers.
Three ballots from Canton District 4 precinct were later discovered missing, too, one official said.