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Most political pundits emphasize the importance of casting a vote, but in one Ohio race the results might have been different if the wife of a candidate had taken time to vote. When the tabulation for the City Council race in Walton City was complete, Robert “Bobby” McDonald and Olivia Ballou ended up tied with the same number of votes. The County Clerk said the procedure for such a situation is to decide the winner by tossing a coin. After learning the results, McDonald lamented that his wife Katie had not voted. McDonald’s wife, who is finishing nurse’s training at a local college and works at a hospital had been sleeping and woke up a few minutes before the polls closed. He felt sure her vote would not change the result of the election and told her not to worry about rushing to the polls. He said, “If she had been able to get in to vote, we wouldn’t be going through any of this. You never think it will come down to one vote, but I’m here to tell you that it does.”— Jim L. Wilson and Jim Sandell.

Robert McDonald Election Results: Race Tied After Candidate’s Wife Doesn’t Vote, by Paige Lavender, , Accessed November 8, 2012.

Colossians 3:23 (HCSB) “Whatever you do, do it enthusiastically, as something done for the Lord and not for men,”

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