Ohio Electors Vote Despite Challenge
Ohio's Electoral College Cast Ballots for Bush Despite Group's Challenge to Review Election
COLUMBUS, Ohio Dec 13, 2004 — The Ohio delegation to the Electoral College cast its votes for President Bush on Monday, hours after dissident groups asked the state Supreme Court to review the outcome of the state's presidential race.
The 20 GOP electors voted unanimously for Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney.
"The vast majority of people understand this election is over," said Gov. Bob Taft, who was at the electors' voting session in the state Senate chamber.
The challengers who went to the Supreme Court question whether Bush won the key swing state by 119,000 votes, guaranteeing his victory over Democrat John Kerry.
The court did not act on their request before the electors cast their ballots