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Lawmakers returned to the Capitol after hours of chaos in which protesters forced their way into the building and abruptly halted Congress’ tally of Electoral College votes.
Members of Congress returned to the floor after pro-Trump extremists stormed the Capitol and halted certification proceedings.
In his first remarks, since the start of the insurrection, Trump said of the extremists who stormed the Capitol, “you’re very special.”
As thousands of far-right and pro-Trump demonstrators march in downtown D.C. Wednesday, groups of protestors have moved towards the U.S. Capitol and some are growing violent.
Updated: 4:48 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 WASHINGTON, D.C. (WCPN) — Members of Ohio’s congressional delegation are scattered across the U.S. Capitol campus as Pro-Trump extremists storm the Capitol building and surrounding offices, including the House and Senate chambers. Many members and staff are able to communicate only through Twitter and other social media as the Capitol… Read More
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton sued four states that Joe Biden won, claiming their changes to election procedures during the pandemic violated federal law.
Dec. 8 is known as the “safe harbor” deadline for states to certify their results. Past the deadline, Congress has significantly less latitude to intervene in the election results.
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (OVR) — After more than a decade, Kentucky resident Guy Hamilton-Smith voted this year for the first time in the state. Even though he didn’t vote in person because of the COVID-19 pandemic, sending his ballot through the mail was still an emotional moment. “Not being able to vote for many years was… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — After an election where polls showed Democrats would do well in Ohio but largely didn’t, the leader of Ohio’s Democratic Party is resigning. David Pepper said he’ll step down from his post at the end of this year. He has been at the helm of the party for six… Read More
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (OVR) — President-elect Joe Biden received a bigger turnout in the Ohio Valley in 2020 than Hillary Clinton did in 2016. So did his opponent Donald Trump. In an election that saw historic levels of voting nationwide, Democrat Biden added 3.2% to Clinton’s 2016 vote share in the Ohio Valley while Republican Trump… Read More
Some Republican lawmakers have publicly urged the president to allow the formal transition process to begin for the good of the country.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — President Donald Trump won more votes this year than any candidate in Ohio history, certified county results compiled by The Associated Press show. The over 3.1 million votes cast for the Republican president in the Nov. 3 election exceeded the former record of 2,940,044 cast for Democrat Barack Obama in 2008…. Read More
Along with state polls, national polls may have been significantly further off from the election results than in 2016. Many appear to have missed support for Trump and down-ballot GOP candidates.
In the 2020 election, the rural-urban divide sharpened even further from 2016, with Republicans consolidating power in rural America which could help them hold onto the U.S. Senate.
The attorney general’s policy breaks with the Justice Department’s policy of not interfering with elections that has stood for 40 years, Richard Pilger says.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (OVR) — Polls had barely closed in the U.S. when President Donald Trump falsely alleged voter fraud and claimed prematurely to have won the election, saying “We will win this, and as far as I’m concerned, we already have won it.” The results of the election had not yet been called, and the… Read More
With Pennsylvania in Joe Biden’s column, the former vice president gains the 270 electoral votes needed to be elected.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Experts following the presidential vote count say there’s a good chance Democrat Joe Biden could get the 270 electoral votes he needs soon. And if that happens, Ohio will have, for the first time in 60 years, failed to choose the winner. If you are one of the voters who enjoys personal… Read More
Lawsuits filed across the country are the result of a campaign legal team working to “bend reality” to fit Trump’s false claims, says one expert.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (OVR) — Former coal executive Don Blankenship, who went to prison for his role in the Upper Big Branch Mine disaster in West Virginia, drew about 55,000 votes Tuesday as a third-party candidate for president, including thousands of votes in closely contested states. While not a significant amount in comparison to the more… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Election Night 2020 was a bad night for Democrats and brought wins for Republicans on Ohio’s Capitol Square. But there were two races with a split decision. In unofficial results reported by the Secretary of State’s office, Democrat Jennifer Brunner beat Republican Justice Judi French, giving Democrats three seats… Read More
The election between Trump and Biden is still not settled, and it might not be for days.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Ohio Republicans are claiming a Donald Trump victory in the state with more than 5.6 million votes cast and counted. The unofficial results are showing Trump with a more than 8-point lead over Democrat Joe Biden. Election night saw the outcomes turn in a little slower than usual with several big wins for the… Read More
Here are the unofficial 2020 general election results for Jackson County. For president, Republican Donald Trump led with 79 percent of the vote: 10,804 votes to Democrat Joe Biden’s 3,193 votes. Jackson County voters favored Mary E. Binegar to Brenda P. Shea for the District 10 State Board of Education with a 4,986 to 4,571… Read More
Here are the unofficial results in Athens County, according to the county Board of Elections. Only contested races are listed. Of the 39,342 registered voters, 25,100 participated in the 2020 General Election: For County Commissioner, Charlie R. Adkins received 14,131 votes and Bill Hayes received 8,442 votes. Voters in the City of Athens approved a… Read More