GOP's Balderson Claims Victory In Ohio

Democrat O'Connor is likely to ask for recount as 8,000 absentee and provisional ballots wait to be counted.

Republican Troy Balderson is claiming victory in an Ohio special election that remains too close to call the morning…

At press time, Balderson was credited with 101,574 votes to O’Connor’s 99,820. Balderson’s share of the vote was 50.2 percent while O’Connor received 49.3 percent with 100 percent of precincts reporting. More than 3,000 provisional and 5,000 absentee ballots are awaiting review.