Dr. David Gill telling supporters the fight is not over early Wednesday morning in Champaign. (photo by Zach Dietmeier/WJBC)
By Zach Dietmeier
BLOOMINGTON - 13th Congressional District candidate David Gill is still waiting for all votes to be counted before taking any action.
Deputy campaign manager Tom Alte said more work is still left.
"Right now, we're still requesting more information from Champaign and Macon Counties," said Alte. "Obviously, we are hoping for new information to keep everyone as updated as possible."
Gill was resting with family Wednesday while awaiting the final two precincts' results. The latest absentee votes can be counted is Nov. 20, and the campaign indicates it's willing to wait that long so that all voices are heard.
"We just want to be sure that if people voted their voices will be heard," said Alte. "We've been talking to the clerks to see about getting the information as quickly as possible, so it all depends on how long it takes for ballots to come in and for us to get that information so that we can know for certain which way the race went."
The most recent focus has been on provisional ballot counts. Alte added that Gill supporters don't believe the presence of independent candidate John Hartman helped or hurt their chances.
"We haven't really talked about it, to be honest," said Alte. "Mr. Hartman's a nice guy who had every right to be on the ballot. I think it might just be a wash between us [and Davis]."
While there is no official timetable for the Gill campaign to make a decision, the Bloomington emergency room doctor trails Republican Rodney Davis by 1300 votes with 99 percent of precincts reporting.
Davis has already claimed victory in the race. Macon County Clerk Steve Bean announced early Wednesday afternoon that the totals
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