When Will We Know How Ohio Votes?

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that the outcome of the Presidential election in Ohio may not be known until mid-November. This is because state election officials will not count provisional ballots until at least ten days after the election. Given the large number of provisional ballots in Ohio — a number that could increase due the large number of absentee ballots expected to be cast this year — such ballots may make the difference, and legal wrangling on which ballots to count could drag things out even more. This is why the Cincinnati Enquirer called this a potential “nightmare voting scenario.”