“Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted reported that according to unofficial results, Mr. Balderson led Democrat Danny O’Connor by 1,754 votes. Mr. Husted added there are 3,435 outstanding provisional ballots and 5,048 uncounted absentee ballots. State law forbids counting of those ballots until Aug. 18.”
See Widely Watched Ohio House Race Too Close to CallTrumpism stinks. Seeking to divide rather than unite is a deadly self-limiting behaviour. It will cause the GOP to lose badly in the mid-term elections.
Take, OH – 12 special election, for instance. This has been a solidly GOP seat for decades. Along comes Trump and despite GOP out-spending the Ds nearly 2:1 the race is too close to call. The absentee ballots which tend to the Ds, may actually cause the Ds to win. Insulting opponents and their supporters doesn’t make friends and influence people except to make them fight harder. Do that all the time and you lose.
In Kansas, Trump endorsed a real loser, Kobach, who edged out a legitimate candidate for the GOP (perhaps not… with 88% reporting Kobach is a few votes behind – stay tuned). Kobach is despised in Kansas… Kobach is Trump’s man because he wasted $millions unsuccessfully trying to find millions of invalid voters in the 2016 election. Kansas voters don’t easily succumb to conspiracy theories like that. Trumpism is one huge conspiracy based on conspiracy theories, madness. Trump won Kansas by 21% but Kansas won’t be fooled twice by the same lying bastard. Many who voted for Trump have their regrets.