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Lawyers head to OH; Democrats refuse to concede defeat

[JURIST] [JURIST Election Special] 6:23 AM EST - Lawyers for President Bush headed to Ohio early this morning, which will most likely be the scene of a court battle over the of tens of thousands of uncounted ballots cast by people who would otherwise have been turned away from the polls for not being on the voter rolls. Democrats have thousands of lawyers in Ohio already. AP has more. Read an analysis of provisional ballots issue in Ohio by Daniel Tokaji at Moritz College of Law.

6:31 AM EST - White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card has claimed that the "President has won the state of Ohio." Democrats refuse to concede defeat there.

6:33 AM EST - As reported earlier, Republicans have renewed their majority in the House, extending their decade-long hold on that body for another two years. CNN is reporting that Republicans now hold 228 seats (218 needed for the majority); Democrats have 199. In the Senate, CNN projects a stronger Republican grip. If the projections hold, Republicans would have 55 seats, the Democrats 44 and one independent.

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