Rep. Jim Jordan Projected To Win Re-election In OH U.S. House 4

ELYRIA, OH — Rep. Jim Jordan is projected to win re-election in Ohio’s 4th Congressional District.

Jordan faced competition from Democrat Shannon Freshour and Libertarian Steve Perkins.

Jordan, a Republican, has held his congressional seat since 2007. Freshour won a tight primary contest to become the Democratic nominee for Jordan’s seat.

Over the past year, Jordan has become one of the most recognizable names in the Republican party, due in part to his ardent support of President Donald Trump. The president has started name-dropping Jordan with regularity, even appearing with the representative during the first presidential debate.

Freshour positioned herself as a centrist Democrat in an attempt to sway moderates and swing-voters to her on Nov. 3.

Ohio’s 4th District is a winding, gerrymandered district that includes parts of 14 different counties. Jordan is the representative for both Oberlin, one of Ohio’s most liberal cities, and Urbana, one of Ohio’s most rural and conservative areas. Yet Jordan rarely receives less than 66 percent of the vote in his district.

By 11 p.m. on Tuesday, multiple outlets had called the race for Jordan, including the New York Times and News 5.

Patch will update this story as results are tallied on Nov. 3.

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Election Day

Polls opened at 6:30 a.m. on Nov. 3 and closed at 7:30 p.m.

Many polling sites reported long lines at various points throughout the day, indicating voter turnout was still strong despite an unprecedented number of early votes.

Early Voting During COVID-19

With the pandemic threatening the lives and well-being of Ohioans, there was an unprecedented surge of early voting (both in-person and via absentee ballots).

Early voting for the upcoming general election began Oct. 6 in Ohio. Early in-person voting ended on Nov. 2, one day prior to the general election.

Secretary of State Frank LaRose said 3.4 million early votes were cast in Ohio, shattering all previous records in the state.

“Inspiring. There’s no other word for it,” LaRose said.

Election officials can begin scanning absentee ballots as they are received, but those votes are not tabulated until the polls close at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 3.

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