NEWS UPDATE: There will probably be a recount in the vote tally for the Ohio's 15th district.
10TV.com has the story:
A winner has finally declared in the race between Republican Deborah Pryce and Democrat Mary Jo Kilroy, 20 days after the election.
Incumbent Deborah Pryce will still represent Ohio's 15th Congressional District, but this story is far from over.
The provisional ballots are in and the Board of Elections declared Pryce the winner.
Here's a look at the final numbers. Pryce had 110,711 votes to Kilroy's 109,657, giving Pryce a 50.2 percent to Kilroy's 49.8 percent. That margin is tight enough to require a recount.
Franklin County: Kilroy wins
Madison County: Pryce wins
Union County: Pryce wins
When the votes are totaled, Pryce has a 1,054 lead.
In a press conference Monday, Pryce said that the results had been a long time coming and she was glad it was done.
Pryce also said she had not heard from Kilroy in regards to a concession.
When asked about how close the race was, Pryce said that some congressional races were determined by three or four hundred votes, so by those standards, the race was not close at all.
The Secretary of State's office will look at the final numbers. If there's confirmation that the vote difference is less than one half of one percent, which it appears to be, there will be an automatic recount. All three counties in the 15th district then have 10 days to do that.
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