The race in Ohio’s 12th District is too tight to project a winner. Republicans are claiming victory, but the Democrat has not conceded.
The CNN decision team will not make a projection in the Ohio 12th Congressional District special election tonight because the race is simply too close to call.
What the Democrat said: “We’re not stopping now,” Danny O’Connor said moments ago.
What the Republican said: “I’m honored… It’s time to get to work,” Troy Balderson said.
Where things stand: 100% of precincts have reported, but 100% of the votes have not been counted for the district. Currently, the Ohio Secretary of State reports there are 8,483 outstanding ballots that may be counted.
Here are the latest numbers from Ohio’s Secretary of State: (Note: These numbers can change)
Outstanding absentees: 5,048
Outstanding provisionals: 3,435
As of 11:03 p.m. ET, the margin is .09%
Ohio law mandates that a recount must be performed in a district if the difference between two candidates is 0.5% or less.
The outstanding votes could push the difference either above or below the 0.5% mark. (If the margin is above 0.5%, candidates may still request recounts.)
Balderson (R): 101,566/50.2%
O’Connor (D): 99,800/49.3%
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