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Ohio Supreme Court asked for last-minute vote review as Electoral College meets

[JURIST] Activist groups Monday made a last-minute request for the Ohio Supreme Court to review the state's presidential election results as members of the Electoral College were scheduled to cast their votes in meetings in Ohio and across the country. The challengers, including the Rev. Jesse Jackson and the Alliance for Democracy, claimed the results certified by Ohio Secretary of State Kenneth Blackwell last week were wrong, alleging a variety of election-day mistakes and fraud. The same groups previously brought a challenge to the election results to the state supreme court. Ohio's governor has said that the state's Electoral College meeting will go ahead as planned. Background on the Electoral College is available from the Federal Election Commission and the National Archives and Records Administration. JURIST's Paper Chase has ongoing coverage of the aftermath of the 2004 election. AP has more.

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