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).