As expected, Biden takes early Ohio lead with absentee ballots
A swath of early absentee ballots have been tabulated in Ohio, with Joe Biden taking an early lead over Donald Trump here in the Buckeye State.
This was to be expected, as Democrats made up a disproportionate number of early voters with Republicans more apt to vote on Election Day.
More than 3 million votes have been tabulated as of 8:40 p.m., according to the Ohio Secretary of State’s Office, with some precincts now beginning to report their results. Secretary of State Frank LaRose announced Monday there were 3.4 million early votes recorded, nearly all of which have been included in this early count.
In the two Ohio Supreme Court races, Democratic challenger Jennifer Brunner leads Republican incumbent Justice Judi French by a percentage margin of 60 to 40, while Democratic challenger John O’Donnell and Republican incumbent Justice Sharon Kennedy are nearly tied.
We will have a better sense of these races and the slate of legislative contests as more results trickle in. You can follow the live results online here.
Our stories may be republished online or in print under Creative Commons license CC BY-NC-ND 4.0. We ask that you edit only for style or to shorten, provide proper attribution and link to our web site. Please see our republishing guidelines for use of photos and graphics.