|OHIO||20 Electoral Votes|
|Ohio went from 21 electoral votes to 20 as a result of the 2000 Census|
(Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Ohio Secretary of State
Five largest counties: Cuyahoga, Franklin, Hamilton, Montgomery, Summit.
Five largest cities: Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Toledo, Akron.
Secretary of State
Party of OH
results (post-recount) --amended official results as of January 4, 2005:
Because of its importance to both campaigns, the Ohio was seen as the Florida of 2004, a must-win state. The candidates made frequent visits, and their allies poured in resources. Intense legal activity in the weeks leading up to Election Day suggested the possibility of Florida-type post-election debacle. The focus led to high turnout; 925,910 more votes were cast in the race for president than in 2000. Although the Kerry campaign held out thin hopes for Ohio as Election Night segued into the morning after, on the afternoon of November 3 Kerry conceded. Nonethess legal activity continued into the post-election period, a recount of sorts occurred, and investigations were begun. Final results following the recount put Bush's plurality at 118,601 votes (2.10 percentage points); the Republican ticket carried 72 counties to 16 for Kerry-Edwards.
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Voter registration deadline
for the November general election was October 4, 2004.
This bellweather battleground state which had gone to Clinton-Gore in 1996, returned to the Republican column. Bush won with a plurality of 166,735 votes (3.55 percentage points) and carried 72 counties to 16 for Gore.
General Election Activities
Republican - Presidential
Primary: Tuesday, March 2, 2004. 91 Delegates and 88 Alternates.
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