Bobby McDonald ran for a seat on the city council in Walton, Kentucky. The vote Tuesday ended up in a tie between McDonald and Olivia Ballou for the final slot on the six-person council.
Each candidate captured 669 votes, but one ballot McDonald is sure would have gone his way was never cast. His wife, Katie, who works nights as a patient care assistant at Christ Hospital and is finishing nurse’s training at Gateway Community and Technical College, didn’t make it to the polls yesterday.
“If she had just been able to get in to vote, we wouldn’t be going through any of this,” McDonald said. “You never think it will come down to one vote, but I’m here to tell you that it does.”
McDonald, 27, said his wife did not want to talk about not voting.
“She feels bad enough,” McDonald said.