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Kerry campaign lawyers checking Ohio vote for irregularities

[JURIST] Lawyers from the John Kerry presidential campaign are scrutinizing the results of voting in Ohio, especially the provisional ballots, to determine if any voting irregularities exist. Since President Bush is leading Kerry in the state by more than 136,000 votes with only 155,337 provisional ballots outstanding, the effort is not aimed at changing the outcome of the election, but rather at identifying any voting problems to put to rest any doubts about the Ohio vote. Election officials will be questioned about the number of absentee and provisional ballots and any reports of equipment malfunctions from around the state. This is the first time all states were required to use provisional ballots. AP has more.

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