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Ohio official: 35 local races decided by 1 vote

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio's top election official is stressing the importance of voting after a review of election results found a number of nail-biting contests in 2013.

Secretary of State Jon Husted (HYOO'-sted) said of the 110 recounts following the Nov. 5 election, 35 local races and eight local issues were decided by one vote or through breaking a tie.

Voters picked mayors and township trustees, along with city or village council and school board members. They also decided local tax matters.

Husted, a Republican, will be up for re-election this fall. He said in a written statement that the results prove that each vote can make a difference.

Husted said the close races also reinforce the need to make it easy to vote and hard to cheat in Ohio.

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