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DeWine, Cupp Praise Trump's Debate Performance

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine today is expected to hold his first press conference since the presidential debate in Cleveland Tuesday. 

After the debate, DeWine praised President Trump's performance. And he’ll almost certainly be asked about that today. Ohio Public Radio's Karen Kasler reports.

DeWine issued a tweet from his personal account just after the debate ended, congratulating Trump for – quote – “a great job tonight”. During that debate, Trump refused to condemn white supremacists, including the Proud Boys, which have a presence in Ohio. Trump also made unfounded claims about voting by mail, as nearly 2 million Ohioans have requested absentee ballots to be mailed to them starting October 6. Trump also urged his supporters to – again quoting – “go into the polls and watch very carefully." But elections officials note only certain people and groups are allowed into polling places and only if they receive a special designation from the board of elections.

Also praising Trump’s performance was new Republican House Speaker Bob Cupp, who replaced ousted speaker Larry Householder after he was connected to an alleged $60 million federal bribery scheme.


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