Hamilton County, Ohio Board of Elections Expects to Finish Counting Votes in Contested 2010 Race by Friday, April 27April 25th, 2012
The Hamilton County Board of Elections expects to finish counting the votes in the disputed 2010 election for Judge of Juvenile Court, by Friday, April 27. This is the race that has created one of lengthiest election-counting disputes in the nation in recent years. The issue involving this race has already been in the U.S. Supreme Court once, and may go there again. Also it has twice been in the 6th circuit. The issue is whether certain provisional ballots should be counted. The underlying issue is the extent to which equal protection applies to the vote-counting process.
The two candidates in that November 2010 election were Tracie Hunter, the Democratic nominee, and John Williams, the Republican nominee. UPDATE: see this story about the ballot-counting process. The public is invited to watch.