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LaRose Statement On Record Setting Election Night

COLUMBUS – The unofficial results from the November 3rd election show 5,812,804 Ohioans voted in the 2020 General Election, already breaking the all-time record of 5,773,777 set in 2008. It’s important to note that there are still 155,188 outstanding absentee ballots and 156,331 provisional ballots that, if legally cast, will be included in the final official results to be released upon final certification on or before November 28th.

"The old saying from my time in the military is ‘you sweat in peacetime so you don't bleed in battle’," said LaRose. “Partnering with the bipartisan county boards of elections, we sweated throughout the spring and summer to boost participation in early voting opportunities, make sure voters were safe, voting systems were secure, and enough poll workers trained and ready. And it worked. Ohio shattered the record and voters proved it's easy to make your voice heard in the Buckeye State.”

 

Photo attributed to The Ohio Channel, Jon Wood.

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