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Ohio certifies election results: Bush by 118,775

[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.

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