Ohio Called for President Donald Trump
President Trump has won the Republican-leaning swing state of Ohio, securing a large Rust Belt state that serves as an electoral reservoir for the President.
Decision Desk HQ called Ohio for Donald Trump at 11:20, with the president appearing to secure a final victory by margins similar to his 2016 performance.
WIRE: Decision Desk HQ projects President Donald Trump will win Ohio
— Josh Caplan (@joshdcaplan) November 4, 2020
The state initially appeared surprisingly competitive for Biden, but as votes came in from rural areas that Trump won in 2016, it became clear that he was winning bellwether counties by even more than he did in the last election.
Results in OHIO: Trump winning working class rural Henry county by 69% of the vote with 78% in. He won this county by 66% in 2016. Trump generally doing better in these rural, working class counties in Ohio, which is an early predictor as to rural counties in MI, PA, WI, etc.
— Gabe F. Guidarini (@GabeGuidarini) November 4, 2020
His healthy performance with the Trump base in Ohio may be a good sign for the President’s prospects in neighboring midwestern states of Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania.