- [Dale] Republicansare hoping it's a win,
but Ohio's special congressional election
may not be decided for 10 days.
More than 8,000 potential votes must still
be tallied in a race thatended with Republican
Troy Balderson with a razor-slim lead
of only 1,800 votes overDemocrat Danny O'Connor.
- Over the next three months,
I'm gonna do everything I canto keep America great again.
- [Dale] President Trumptweeted his congratulations
to Balderson, but electionboards won't begin to count
provisional votes and absenteeballots until August 18th,
but if it's still close,it triggers a recount,
and even if the Democrat loses,
both sides are claiming victory.
That's because in the lastelection in this district,
the Republican won by over 30 points,
and President Trump won by double digits.
The state's Republicangovernor, John Kasich,
said it shouldn't have been this close.
- It's really kind ofshocking because this
should be just a slam-dunk, and it's not.
- [Dale] This was considered a key test
of Trump's support because the President
campaigned for theRepublican, but Democrats
were thought to haveturned out more voters,
and it's an encouraging sign for Democrats
who need to win 24 seats in November
to flip the House, but Jonathan Swan,
national political reporter for Axios,
told CBN News Faith Nation,
it will be harder forDemocrats than they think.
- The House is very much in play.
I think you'd be foolish tomake a confident prediction
one way or the other.
I think it's very likely that Republicans
actually hang on to the House.
- [Dale] Meanwhile, formerMichigan state lawmaker
Rashida Tlaib won the Democraticnomination to run unopposed
for a House seat, setting her up to become
the first Muslim womanelected to Congress.
Dale Hurd, CBN News.