Skillicorn wants audit of all McHenry County midterm elections
Illinois state Rep. Allen Skillicorn (R-East Dundee) is demanding an audit of all McHenry County midterm election results amid a brewing controversy over how at least two outcomes were reportedly impacted.
“The outcome of all races in McHenry County should be immediately audited as an extra measure to assure the voters that there is no doubt regarding the integrity of this election,” Skillicorn said in a press release in which he made public his appeal to the Illinois State Board of Elections.
According to the Northwest Herald, the outcomes of three races changed after County Clerk Mary McClellan updated the county’s election website to include early voting numbers.
The changes made a winner out of County Board District 5 candidate Carlos Acosta and resulted in 14th Congressional District candidate Lauren Underwood and 33rd District state Senate candidate Nancy Zettler both carrying McHenry County.
In all, McClellan estimated that about 33,000 votes were found to be missing after results showed a little more than one in five of 116,000 McHenry County voters did not cast votes for governor or other statewide offices. At some point, the numbers on the website were simply changed to reflect the updated totals.