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Ohio Releases Official Vote; Newly Counted Provisional Ballots Strongly Helped Obama, and to a Lesser Extent, Also Helped Johnson

Published on December 10, 2012, by in General.

On December 10, Ohio’s Secretary of State released the official election returns. The difference in vote totals from the official vote count, and the votes counted on election night, are for the most part the provisional ballots, which take a long time to count. Comparing the election night totals with the final totals suggest that provisional ballots strongly helped President Obama, and also slightly boosted Gary Johnson.

The election night total percentages for each presidential candidate on the ballot were: Obama 50.28%, Romney 48.35%, Johnson .88%, Stein .33%, Virgil Goode .15%, Socialist Party nominee Stewart Alexander .05%, and independent Richard Duncan .23%.

The final, official vote totals yield these percentages: Obama 50.67%, Romney 47.69%, Johnson .89%, Stein .33%, Goode .15%, Alexander .05%, Duncan .22%.

Declared write-in candidate vote totals, not available until December 10, are: Mike Vargo 63, Jill Reed 23, Randall Terry 14, Susan Daniels 5, Nelson Keyton 2.

6 Responses

  1. Jim Riley

    Why do the election night percentages total to 100.28%?

  2. Jim Riley

    The unofficial results on the SOS website had Obama 50.17% and Rommey 48.19%.

    Statewide, Obama increased by 4.9% to 2.8% for Romney, and 4.8% for Johnson. The Obama-Romney differential was greater in large counties (Cuyahoga, Franklin, Hamilton) and less in suburban counties (Medina, Delaware, and Clermont). Presumably most of the provisional votes were out-of-precinct votes.

  3. Demo Rep

    How many zillion TV attack ads in OH in 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016, XXXX ???

    Will the OH Elephants move OUT of OH to take over the other marginal Electoral College regimes ???

    Stay tuned.

  4. GovMart

    Maybe they’ll stampede all over each other in panic.

    Oh, wait, that’s already happening.

    How long before there aren’t enough of them left to perpetuate the species?

  5. Demo Rep

    Provisional ballots = ONE more communist scheme to control elections ??? Duh.

    How many FELONS are voting in 2 or more places via regular and provisional ballots ???

    All mail snail paper ballots.

    Oregon survives.

  6. GovMart

    Hopefully a lot. End all bans on felons voting.

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