President Donald Trump has officially won 18 electoral votes in Ohio after the state’s elections chief certified the 2020 election results late this week.
Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose signed the election certification paperwork on Friday, Nov. 27, declaring President Trump the victor in the state.
The final certified results show that President Trump won the popular vote in Ohio by 8.03 percentage points—3,154,834 votes (53.2%) to Democrat nominee Joe Biden’s 2,679,165 (45.2%).
“Nearly 6 million Ohioans made their voice heard—a new record,” LaRose tweeted.
Ohio’s final certified results for the office of President of the United States:
Donald J. Trump: 3,154,834 (53.2%)
Joseph R. Biden: 2,679,165 (45.2%)
Overall turnout: A record 74%!
— Frank LaRose (@FrankLaRose) November 27, 2020
“We had a fair election and whether your favorite candidates won or lost, all Ohioans can be confident that their voice was heard,” LaRose said. “In fact, the most accessible election in Ohio’s history.”
Following LaRose’s certification, Ohio Republican Gov. Mike DeWine completed his part of the process soon afterward, according to The Associated Press.
The state’s 18 electors will cast their votes in the Senate of the Statehouse on Dec. 14.