The Day After Election Night, No Clear Winner for President
It's the morning after Election Night, and Americans still have no idea who will be the President of the United States come January.
Both campaigns are still dozens of electoral votes shy of the 270 needed to win the race -- though former Vice President Joe Biden has netted 238 to President Donald Trump's 213 as of this morning; according to the Associated Press.
Despite the millions of votes that still need to be counted in battleground states of Michigan, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and Wisconsin, Trump falsely claimed victory while talking to his supporters at the White House overnight. The President also said that the campaign would petition the Supreme Court to stop all voting that hasn't been counted yet and later tweeted that his opponents are trying to steal the election, a statement which many pundits call both baseless, and irresponsible. Twitter even put a notice on the tweet characterizing it as misleading.
Responding to the President's comments in his home state of Delaware, Joe Biden said, "It's not my place or Donald Trump's place to declare who has won this election. That's the decision of the American people."
Despite Biden leading in early vote totals, Ohio went easily to Donald Trump with 5.7 million votes cast in the state -- and more than 3 million of those, or 53% going to the President. This hour, we're going to dig into the national results SO far, and some of the Ohio results with reporters and political analysts on The Sound of Ideas.
First, we'll hear from our colleagues, Glenn Forbes, ideastream host and producer and Ohio Public Radio Statehouse News Bureau Chief Karen Kasler. Then, we'll hear from an expert panel that will analyze last night's returns.
-Glenn Forbes, Host/Producer, ideastream
-Karen Kasler, Statehouse News Bureau Chief, Ohio Public Radio
-Tom Sutton, PhD, Professor of Political Science, Baldwin Wallace University
-Katie Lavelle, PhD, Professor of World Affairs, Department of Political Science, Case Western Reserve University
-Matt Cox, Founder & President, Capitol Partners
-Brian Siggers, President, Northeast Ohio Young Black Democrats