Ohio Battle Decides US Election 2004
President Bush is leading John Kerry by about 135,000 votes in the Buckeye State. The only way the Democratic candidate Kerry could have overcome this margin was to rely on uncounted ballots.
There are two such ballots. The first are absentee votes that, because of heavy voting, have yet to be completely tabulated.
The second are provisional ballots. These are the ones cast by voters whose names didn't show up on regular poll lists.
However, according to state law, the counting of provisional ballots begins ten days after the elections.
Senator John Kerry has so far won 20 states, including the District of Columbia, with 252 electoral votes.
President George Bush has won 28 states with 254 electoral votes.
Bush has won North Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee, Oklahoma, West Virginia, Georgia, India, Kentucky, South Carolina, Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Wyoming, Virginia, Missouri, Arizona, Idaho, Utah, Montana, Arkansas, Florida, Colorado and Alaska.
Kerry has won the District of Columbia, Illinois, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Delaware, Vermont, New York, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, California, Oregon, Minnesota, Washington, New Hampshire and Hawaii.
--Wizard's Note: Just goes to show you... NY and California, are NOT the centre of the universe!