Republican Troy Balderson apparently has won the special election for Ohio’s 12th congressional district, by the tiniest of slivers.
The almost final results (there are about 3,300 write-in votes to count), show these totals:
|100% of precincts reporting (591/591)|
|202,521 total votes|
With a 1,754 vote lead, there is virtually no likelihood of the write-ins changing this result.
What does it mean? I don’t know (and neither does anyone else).
Did Donald Trump’s huge rally there last week put Balderson over the edge? I don’t know (and neither does anyone else).
Will this have any effect on the regularly-scheduled election between these two in November? I don’t know (and neither does anyone else).
Now, enjoy the political pundits look you in the eye and tell you what it means, as if they do know.