DECATUR — Ballots from a Illinois sheriff election are being recounted 20 months later.
Tony Brown has been serving as Macon County sheriff after defeating Jim Root, a Republican, by one vote out of roughly 40,000 cast in 2018.
The recount started Tuesday and could last weeks. It was ordered by a judge as a compromise agreed to by both men after Root filed a legal challenge to the one-vote defeat.
Ten election judges — five Republicans and five Democrats — are being paid $10 an hour to recount the ballots by hand.