President Trump projected to win Ohio

first_img– Advertisement – – Advertisement – But with Trump’s commanding victory in 2016 and a near Republican sweep in 2018 statewide races, Ohio’s red-state status had increasingly become a foregone conclusion. Polling trackers had given little indication of which candidate held a clear advantage in Ohio heading into Election Day.RealClearPolitics showed Biden with a slim lead over Trump that tightened to a neck-and-neck race in the final days.- Advertisement – GOP pollster Frank Luntz deemed Ohio a must-win state for Trump, along with North Carolina and Florida.center_img President Donald Trump is projected to win Ohio over former Vice President Joe Biden, according to NBC News.Ohio has 18 Electoral College votes. Polling averages had indicated a tight race in a state Trump won handily in 2016 over Hillary Clinton.Long considered a bellwether for national politics, Ohio has voted for the winning presidential candidate in every election since 1964. No Republican has ever won the presidency without winning the Buckeye State.- Advertisement – US President Donald Trump arrives for a “Keep America Great” campaign rally at Huntington Center in Toledo, Ohio, on January 9, 2020.Saul Loeb | AFP | Getty Imageslast_img