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Gov. Mike DeWine: 'Joe Biden is the president-elect'

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Posted at 11:01 AM, Nov 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-12 11:47:03-05

CLEVELAND — After issuing a statement Monday about the outcome of the 2020 presidential race, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine made his thoughts clear on the presidential election during an interview on CNN.

“We need to consider the former vice president as the president-elect," DeWine told CNN Thursday morning. "Joe Biden is the president-elect.”

DeWine reiterated that the White House and President DonaldTrump has “every right” to go into court to adjudicate facts.

In a statement on Monday, DeWine congratulated Biden but didn't recognize him as president-elect.

“I congratulate Vice-President Biden. It would appear that President Trump's legal team will be filing legal actions. The President's lawyers have every right to present evidence in court on any legal issues or irregularities involving the election, and the courts are the proper place to hear evidence on these issues. When lawsuits have concluded and election results are certified, it is important for all Americans to honor the outcome.”