WASHINGTON, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- The Ohio county subjected to an anti-Bush letter writing campaign by The Guardian, a British newspaper, went for George Bush in Tuesday's election.
In October, the Manchester (U.K) Guardian newspaper posted the addresses of registered voters in Clark County, Ohio -- an old Republican county that went narrowly for Gore in the 2000 election -- on its Web site, urging readers to write letters lobbying county residents to vote against Bush.
Democrat John Kerry campaigned hard to win the county, making several trips to Springfield, Ohio, in pursuit of votes -- but came up short.
Turnout in Clark County, according to unofficial data from the office of Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell, was almost twice what is was in the 2000 election when Gore defeated Bush by 324 votes out of 35,644 cast. Tuesday, Bush carried Clark County by 1,620 votes, winning almost as many votes -- 34,444 -- as were cast for both Bush and Gore four years before.