Today is Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020. Here’s what you need to know:

Good morning, 

In the midst of a long, unprecedented election night, President Donald Trump took to the podium to speak on the night’s continuous results. During his speech, the president not only claimed “we did win this election,” but that voter fraud was in the works and he would be going to the U.S. Supreme Court. 

The speech came shortly after 2 a.m. as voting results were slowly coming in for some key states, including Pennsylvania, Georgia, Wisconsin, Michigan and more. 

Though neither President Trump nor former Vice President Joe Biden had received 270 electoral votes at the time of the speech, Trump claimed victory in the election and demanded a stop to vote counting in lieu of the alleged voter fraud he claimed. 

“This is an embarrassment to our country,” Trump said during his early Wednesday morning speech. 

Despite Trump’s victory assertion, the Associated Press vehemently denied the victory due to the lack of electoral votes.

As 3 a.m. rolls around (the rough time this newsletter was written), neither Biden nor Trump has been elected as president. As votes continue to be counted, tensions are rising, and opinions on Trump’s voter fraud claim fill Twitter feeds. It’s clear that the 2020 presidential election night has caused unease and uncertainty among the American people. 

Election Results from The Post

Republican Ohio State Sen. Frank Hoagland will serve a second term after beating Democratic candidate Michael Fletcher. (The Post)

Republican Steve Stivers beats Democrat Joel Newby in race for U.S. Representative for Ohio’s District 15. (The Post)

Republican incumbent Jay Edwards will continue in the Ohio House of Representatives for the 94th District. (The Post)

Charlie Adkins, the Democratic incumbent, will continue as Athens County commissioner for a third term. (The Post)

Here’s how Election Night played out in The Post newsroom:

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Here’s how President Trump’s first term has impacted the opinions of Athens voters (The Post

Democratic State Rep. candidate Katie O’Neill has alleged voter fraud after signs were reportedly posted in ballot boxes claiming votes for her would not be counted. (The Post)

Election Day looked a little different due to COVID-19. (The Post)

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