Despite GOP candidate Troy Balderson declaring victory in last week’s special election in Ohio, the vote count continues to “drag on” with the Republican clinging to a razor-thin lead.
According to Fox News, Balderson maintains a slight lead over Democrat Danny O’Connor; beating his left-wing challenger by just 1,564 votes.
“While Kansas’ tight GOP gubernatorial primary election was finally resolved Tuesday, it could be days before voters know the official result in last week’s other nail-biter race: Ohio’s special election for the 12th District House seat,” writes Fox News.
“The district, in the suburbs of Columbus, has had a Republican representative for more than three decades. While Democrats put up a fight into the final hours, Republican state Sen. Troy Balderson is ahead in the vote count and has already declared victory over Democrat Danny O’Connor,” adds the article.
“Anytime you have a close election that receives intense local and national attention, like the one we held last week for Ohio’s 12th Congressional District, there will inevitably be those who seek to sow seeds of doubt about the process and call into question how the election has been administered,” said Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted.
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