COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose says he has certified the official results of all elections in Ohio.
According to LaRose, nearly 6 million votes were cast this year, which he says is 200,344 more votes than the all-time record set in the 2008 general election.
The secretary says he conducted a precinct-by-precinct review of the data submitted by the 88 county boards of elections throughout Ohio after the date was collected.
Following certification from LaRose, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine added his stamp to the process, signing the Certificate of Ascertainment, a legal document that links the popular vote in Ohio to the electoral process.
The state meeting of the electors will be held Dec. 14, where the electors will vote for president and vice-president, all of which, under Ohio law, need to be cast for Donald Trump and Mike Pence respectively.