78 Ohioans get wrong ballots in US House primary

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TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) -- Seventy-eight northwest Ohio voters received wrong primary ballots in a newly formed U.S. House district that pitted two veteran representatives against each other and featured the 2008 election figure known as Joe the Plumber.

The Blade newspaper reports (http://bit.ly/GD1reY) that the Lucas County elections director says poll-worker error affected 42 Democrats and 36 Republicans in Toledo during the March 6 contests.

The Democratic primary made Reps. Marcy Kaptur and Dennis Kucinich rivals in the new district. The Republican primary featured Samuel "Joe the Plumber" Wurzelbacher.

Kaptur won the Democratic nomination. Wurzelbacher got the GOP nod.

The secretary of state on primary day had said the county could allow the voters to re-vote on provisional ballots, but later said they could not be counted.

The ballots would not have affected outcomes.

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Information from: The Blade, http://www.toledoblade.com/