[JURIST] Ohio Secretary of State Kenneth Blackwell has certified the votes of the 2004 Presidential election. The official totals, including all absentee and provisional ballots are:
Bush - 2,858,727
Kerry - 2,739,952
This is a Bush victory of 118,775 votes, not close enough to trigger an automatic recount under Ohio law. The Democratic, Green and Libertarian parties have, however. all called for a recount, and are expected to file their petitions Tuesday morning. The groups have already raised the necessary $113,600 for the recount. AP has more.