Kerry Lawyers Checking Ohio Vote

Kerry campaign lawyers checking Ohio vote

Lawyers from John Kerry's presidential campaign are checking out vote results in Ohio, but insist they're "not expecting to change the outcome of the election."

They promise they're not there to challenge the election but are on a "fact-finding mission" to make sure that all the votes in Ohio are counted. According to unofficial election returns, President Bush beat Kerry there by 136-thousand votes.

Ohio's 20 electoral votes were the difference in the race. Kerry's lawyers say they want to identify any voting problems and put to rest any doubts about the legitimacy of the Ohio vote. To do that they'll ask election officials about the number of absentee and provisional ballots and if there were any reports of equipment malfunctions.