With the results of the 8th Congressional District election between challenger Joe Walsh and incumbent Melissa Bean coming down to a photo finish, voters may still not know who won this week. As of late last week Walsh led Bean by a mere 347 votes.
|Both Bean and Walsh are chasing the absentee ballots|
Voters may not know for certain because both camps have enlisted the help of numerous lawyers to view and question numerous absentee ballots. According to the Republican Chairman, four additional lawyers have been sent to help the Walsh group along with almost two dozen volunteers familiar with election fraud. With the close final results the losing party would likely ask for a recount, thus keeping voters in limbo for even longer. The earliest that voters might hear from Lake and McHenry Counties regarding their absentee and provisional ballot results would be Wednesday.