Illinois Treasurer Race Still Close; Cross Takes Lead
Republican Tom Cross' lead widened ever so slightly Tuesday in the Illinois Treasurer race. Democrat Mike Frerichs is down by one-one-thousandth of a percentage point.
The Cross campaign alleges some voters in Cook County cast more than one provisional ballot before Election Day. Cross' campaign manager, Kevin Artl, says their office found repeated voters from data provided by the County Clerk.
"We look forward to working with them, making sure that each person only gets one vote."
The Clerk calls this accusation "irresponsible" and says the Cross campaign is "confused." Frerichs spokesman Dave Clarkin says they've been riding out the counting period, and he doesn't want to discount ballots yet to be counted downstate.
"We don't want clerks to feel like they're being rushed, we want to make sure that those ballots are being counted accurately."
Both campaigns say they're looking forward to more solid results by next week.