Florida had the ‘hanging chad’ now Tulsa has the ‘missing ballots’ and more twists and turns in a state house race. Democrat Dan Arthrell won the House District 71 special election on election night April 3rd by three votes. The results were challenged and during a hand re-count yesterday, Republican Katie Henke won by one vote with her tally remaining the same from election night but Arthrell lost four votes that just disappeared. Even with the questions and missing votes, the Tulsa County Election Board certified Henke as the winner. Then election officials found two missing ballots in a ballot box that were not part of the hand recount.
KRMG talked with candidate Dan Arthrell, “I mean, I much preferred that before they ruled, they cleared up the question of the four missing ballots between the machine count and manual count that would have been, I think, a very safe way to go and removed any cloud that might be over the election.”