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Ohio Elections

How John Boehner Gets Re-Elected: Avoiding Women, Minorities

Brian Ross | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics
Brian Ross

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, third in line to the White House, is elected by a very non-representative suburban, rural and overwhelmingly white Ohio congressional district carved out to insure his safe re-election.

Kasich Trash Talk To Be Focus Of Major Project

The Akron Beacon Journal | Dave Scott | Posted 02.25.2014 | Politics

With a stormy 2014 election season in the political forecast, the Akron-based Ohio Civility Project is gearing up to give the public a chance to weigh...

Ohio Polls 2012: What You Need To Know To Vote

Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

Ohio, it's time to cast your vote. And what an important vote it is in your 'swing state.' Here's what you need to know about polls in Ohio on Elec...

Female Lutheran Pastor Mounts Uphill Bid For Ohio Congressional Seat

Religion News Service | David Yonke | Posted 11.01.2012 | Religion

TOLEDO, Ohio (RNS) While the presidential candidates have been discussing values and downplaying their personal religious beliefs, faith is front and ...

Ohio Absentee Ballot Requests May Have Been Rejected Due To Glitch

The Huffington Post | Daniel Lippman | Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A number of Ohio voters who asked for absentee ballots may have had their requests incorrectly rejected because of a glitch in Ohio's vo...

Paul Ryan Sells Himself As From Key State

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 10.29.2012 | Politics

SABINA, Ohio -- Paul Ryan might as well be an Ohioan. The farm fields smell familiar. They small town streets look just like his. The chill in the ai...

Sarah Bufkin

Sen. Rick Santorum's Claim That Early Voting Leads To Corruption 'Completely Bogus,' Says Expert | Sarah Bufkin | Posted 10.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Voter fraud has been an ongoing debate in this election season, as states purge voter rolls and citizen vigilante poll-watchers aim to e...

Astrology CSI: Three Reasons to Worry About Ohio

Eric Francis | Posted 12.26.2012 | Weird News
Eric Francis

Between the Republican-possessed voting machines and attempts to cut back voting hours, the setup in Ohio is spooky enough even if nobody means any harm, and nauseating if someone has a plot brewing.

Ohio, Oh My Oh: Buckeyes Will Decide the Election

Vanity Fair | Posted 12.24.2012 | Politics
Vanity Fair

Statistics dreamboat and 100-percent boyfriend material Nate Silver has awarded the state of Ohio the "Florida-in-2000 Prize for Undue Anxiety and Overdetermined Prognosticating." Mazel tov, Buckeye State, and better luck next year, Pennsylvania.

Ohio County Elections Chief Quits, Citing 'Stress'

AP | Posted 10.20.2012 | Politics

DAYTON, Ohio -- An Ohio county's director of elections has resigned because he says work on the coming presidential election was too stressful. The...

Union Makes Ambitious Push That Could Boost Obama

AP | SAM HANANEL | Posted 10.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The AFL-CIO says it has registered more than 450,000 new voters from union households over the past 18 months, part of an ambitious push...

Economic Uptick Could Secure Battleground Victory For Obama

AP | SHARON COHEN | Posted 09.29.2012 | Politics

CANTON, Ohio -- In this crucial battleground in campaign 2012, William Healy and Joe Halter stand on opposing sides of the great divide: How to jump-s...

Luke Johnson

GOP Official Talks About Need To 'Streamline' Voter ID Process | Luke Johnson | Posted 09.19.2012 | Politics

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted, who has been fighting a lawsuit from the Obama campaign trying to restore early voting, said voter identification ...

Mysterious Group Attacking Dem In Close Race

ProPublica | Posted 09.07.2012 | Politics

By Justin Elliott, ProPublica In May, a previously unknown group started pouring money into Ohio's U.S. Senate race, considered one of the most imp...

Luke Johnson

Obama Campaign Strikes Back Against GOP Move | Luke Johnson | Posted 09.05.2012 | Politics

Obama For America filed a motion Wednesday asking a federal court to enforce three days of early voting in Ohio before the 2012 election. The motio...

Luke Johnson

Court Rules On Contentious Obama Lawsuit In Swing State | Luke Johnson | Posted 08.31.2012 | Politics

A federal judge sided with the Obama campaign and ruled Friday to order Ohio to restore three days of early voting before Election Day, a decision tha...

A More Efficient Voting Experience

Jonathan Brothers | Posted 10.29.2012 | Politics
Jonathan Brothers

Since these new laws and hours worked in 2008, why chance the system for 2012? The question remains, are Ohio's voting hours being influenced by partisan attempts to disenfranchise certain groups of Americans?

Dem Being Drowned Out By Outside Groups

AP | JOHN SEEWER and JULIE CARR SMYTH | Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Nowhere is as much money being spent on a Senate race this year as in Ohio, where liberal Democrat Sherrod Brown is seeking a s...

Luke Johnson

Ohio GOP Election Official On Controversial Comments: 'I Regret That' | Luke Johnson | Posted 08.21.2012 | Politics

Doug Priesse, an Ohio GOP election official, expressed regret Monday for a controversial remark about black voters that fanned the flames in the conte...

Obama, Romney Remain Neck-And-Neck In Key State

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 05.10.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama and presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney are virtually tied in the key swing state of Ohio, according to a poll rel...

Election Day Scuffle Nearly Ends With Voter's Nose Being Bitten Off

AP | THOMAS J. SHEERAN | Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics

CLEVELAND — An Election Day poll worker tried to bite off a voter's nose during an argument Tuesday over a campaign sign, police and election of...

State Measures Against Abortion, Unions, Health Care Laws On The Line

AP | By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS | Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics

ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, The Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The questions on the ballot range from undocumented immigration and union rights ...

Republicans Tighten Voting Laws Ahead Of 2012

Los Angeles Times | David G. Savage | Posted 12.31.2011 | Politics

Republicans in states like Florida are making it more challenging to vote or to register others. Democrats say it's an effort to disenfranchise studen...

GOP-Led States Move To Change The Rules Ahead Of 2012

Posted 11.19.2011 | Politics

By ANN SANNER, ASSOCIATED PRESS (AP) COLUMBUS, Ohio — After years of expanding when and how people can vote, state legislatures now under new Rep...

Amanda Terkel

Defeated Governor Building Machine To Help Democrats Reclaim Ohio In 2012 | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Ted Strickland may have lost his campaign for reelection as Ohio governor, but he's not planning on disappearing from public life anytim...