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Ohio Election Results

The latest news in the Ohio election results has it that some lawyers in Ohio are making plans to challenge the results of the presidential election that won Bush the second term in the White House. 

Apparently, there's evidence that shows there was a shortage of voting machines, there are documented cases of long lineups as well as evidence that suggests there were a number of problems in neighborhoods with African American majority.

However, one of the election officials in Ohio says that he might ask fellow counties to make the recount impossible.   The Ohio Association of Election Officials called the pending lawsuit "frivolous" and people are upset at how much the law suit might cost them if it actually goes through. 

Libertarian Michael Badnarik and the Green Party's David Cobb said that they had raised more than $150,000 to cover the state's fee for a recount.

According to the sources, Ohio law requires payment of $10 per precinct, or $113,600 statewide, but election officials say that the actual expense would be far greater and it is just going to weigh so heavily on the county governments that it might crush them.  

Even though the two third-party candidates received a combined 0.26 percent of the vote in unofficial results, they argue a recount is needed in order to ensure accuracy and that a fast and efficient recount should begin, even though the official canvass is not complete.

Counties have until Dec. 3 to report official vote counts, and the results will be certified by December 6.