Ohio Vote Certified With Record Turnout, All-Time High Early Vote
The 74% turnout is lower than the all-time percentage high of 77% in 1992. But it’s the biggest total vote count: almost 6 million voters – over 200,000 more than the standing record from 2008.
And while President Trump’s margin of victory over President-Elect Joe Biden was slightly lower than his 2016 win, all 88 counties had a higher turnout. Well more than half – over 58% – were early votes, compared to around a third in 2016.
94% of absentee ballots were returned, the highest percentage since early no-fault absentee voting started in 2006.
Ohio’s 18 presidential electors, all pledged to Trump, are to cast their ballots on December 14, and there are still a few races that remain unofficial pending recounts – that includes Columbus area Republican Sen. Stephanie Kunze’s win over Democrat Crystal Lett.
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