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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 We Know Results On Election Night?

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President-elect Donald Trump, with Vice President Mike Pence in the background, speaks to a crowd of supporters in New York a day after defeating Hillary Clinton on Nov. 9, 2016.

Election officials in Ohio and elsewhere are expecting an enormous turnout for this November's presidential election.

But will the record number of mail-in ballots and problems with mail delivery at the U.S. Postal Service mean Ohioans won't know the results of the election on Election Night? Could the counting go on here and elsewhere for days, even weeks?

WVXU Senior Political Analyst Howard Wilkinson talked with News Director Maryanne Zeleznik about the possibility of a delayed election result.

Howard Wilkinson joined the WVXU News Team after 30 years of covering local and state politics for The Cincinnati Enquirer. A native of Dayton, Ohio, Wilkinson has covered every Ohio governor’s race since 1974 as well as 12 presidential nominating conventions. His streak continued by covering both the 2012 Republican and Democratic conventions for 91.7 WVXU. Along with politics, Wilkinson also covered the 2001 Cincinnati race riots; the Lucasville Prison riot in 1993; the Air Canada plane crash at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport in 1983; and the 1997 Ohio River flooding. The Cincinnati Reds are his passion. "I've been listening to WVXU and public radio for many years, and I couldn't be more pleased at the opportunity to be part of it,” he says.