Portman Statement on the 2020 Election

November 4, 2020 | Press Releases

CINCINNATI, OH – Today, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) released the following statement on the 2020 election: 

“Congratulations to Secretary of State Frank LaRose, the county boards of elections, and the more than 50,000 Ohio poll workers for conducting a safe, secure, and transparent election in Ohio.  It was not easy in the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 

“And congratulations to President Trump on his decisive victory in Ohio.  I think Ohio voters know he is the right choice to rebuild our economy as we work to emerge from this pandemic. 

“Under our Constitution, state legislatures set the rules and states administer our elections. We should respect that process and ensure that all ballots cast in accordance with state laws are counted. It’s that simple. I hope we can reach a final resolution as quickly as possible.”