Separated by just one vote on election night, newly added Lake County ballots give Democrat Mary Edly-Allen a 373 vote lead over Republican Helene Miller Walsh in the 51st Illinois House District.

Late-arriving mail-in ballots and provisional ballots were added to Lake County vote totals Tuesday evening, the last day for eligible votes to be counted, according to Lake County Clerk Carla Wyckoff.

She said the office waited until 5 p.m. for the last delivery of mail, which could include out-of-town ballots that would be valid if postmarked by Election Day. The district also has a single precinct in Cook County.

Uncertified results show Republican Walsh garnering a total of 25,576 votes, while her Democratic opponent Edly-Allen’s total stands at 25,949.

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November 20, 2018 at 07:09PM