DeWine Won't Give Ohio's Electoral Votes To Trump If Trump Blames Voter Fraud For November Loss

Sep 28, 2020


The U.S. Senate has passed a resolution committing to a peaceful transition of power if President Trump loses the November election, after Trump suggested he might claim voter fraud based on absentee ballots and refuse to leave office. 

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine says he won't give the state's electoral votes to Trump in such a scenario. Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports:

DeWine is a campaign co-chair for Trump. But he says if Trump loses in Ohio, DeWIne says he would not work with the Trump campaign to hand the state’s electoral votes to Trump if he claims voter fraud.

"No, that’s not what should happen. No. No. It’s the people’s vote," DeWine said.

But DeWine would not condemn Trump's comments.

DeWine and Lieutenant Governor Jon Husted, Ohio’s former secretary of state and another Trump campaign co-chair, say there are many safeguards in place to make sure voter fraud doesn’t happen in Ohio.