“I think that we need to consider the former vice president as the President-elect. Joe Biden is the President-elect,” DeWine told CNN’s John Berman on “New Day.”
He said he doesn’t know the merits of the Trump campaign’s case, but said it appears Biden will be the next in office.
“Look, I’m worried about this virus, I’m not looking at what the merits of the case are. It would appear that Joe Biden is going to be the next president of the United States,” he said.
DeWine on Thursday argued that the country now needs to move forward after the election and unify to combat a “common enemy” — the coronavirus pandemic.
“Look, we just all need to take a deep breath. There is a process for all of this. You need to follow the process. And we need to move this country forward. I think the most important thing is that we come together as a country,” DeWine said on CNN. “You know, we have a common enemy, it’s not Republicans and it’s not Democrats, our common enemy is this virus.”
“Let’s go fight this virus, let’s don’t fight each other,” he added.
CNN and other news outlets called the election for Biden on Saturday. Trump has not publicly accepted the results nor conceded to Biden, instead pushing baseless conspiracies of voter fraud and that his second term has been stolen.
CNN’s Paul LeBlanc and Sam Fossum contributed to this report.