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Counter Points is written by WVXU Senior Political Analyst Howard Wilkinson. In it, he shares insights on political news on the local, state and national level that impacts the 2020 election. Counter Points is delivered once a week on Wednesdays and will cease publication soon after the November election is decided.

Politics Chat: Will The Great Lake States Save Donald Trump Again In 2020?

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Donald Trump at a 2016 rally in Cincinnati.

Donald Trump won the White House in 2016, despite losing the popular vote, because three states - Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Michigan - gave him wins by paper-thin margins, while Ohio went for Trump by eight percentage points. That was enough to push Trump over the 270 electoral vote threshold he needed to defeat Hillary Clinton.

WVXU Senior Political Analyst Howard Wilkinson spoke with News Director Maryanne Zeleznik about this year's presidential race, saying that it will probably be much harder for Trump to replicate his 2016 Great Lakes showing this time around.