Republican Jean Schmidt has officially defeated Democratic challenger Victoria Wulsin in Ohio’s 2nd District Congressional Race.
In the three weeks since election day, the seven counties that make up the second district have been counting all of the provisional and absentee ballots before certifying the official results.
Even though the Nov. 7 election results had tipped in favor of Schmidt, Wulsin’s campaign was unwilling to concede until every provisional ballot had been counted and certified.
Now complete, the official certified results are in.
As of Monday Nov. 27, with all counties reporting except Clermont, Schmidt was leading Wulsin 119,201 to 116,735, a difference of 2,466 votes (a lead of 50.5 to 49.5 percent).
Clermont County's official and certified results show Schmidt received 36,299 votes to Wulsin's 28,410 votes.
Provisional ballots are those votes cast by individuals who could not show proper identification at the polls; therefore those ballots were not counted on Election Day.
The provisional ballot vote by county has now revealed the following official results in the 2nd district congressional race.