Elections

Andy Chow

One in three eligible American voters are people of color. Not only does this presidential election have the most ethnically and racially diverse voter base in American history, but the campaigns have been using strong, racially charged language. In the latest installment in the Statehouse News Bureau’s series featuring voices of voters, some share their perspectives on how the rhetoric has impacted them as people of color. 

Andy Chow

Ohio Republican Party Chairman Matt Borges has officially announced that he will vote for his party’s presidential nominee Donald Trump. But the refusal to endorse Trump from top Ohio Republicans like Gov. John Kasich and Sen. Rob Portman is still making waves. 

Statehouse News Bureau file photo

The chairs of Ohio’s two major political parties are carefully watching the numbers of people turning out to vote early in person and returning absentee ballots.

Ohio House of Representatives

It’s a felony in Ohio for a voter to take a picture of a filled-out ballot and post it on social media. Two Republican lawmakers want to change that.

Andy Chow

Election Day is just two weeks away, and the hyper-partisan atmosphere seems to keep growing and growing. But there's a pair of Ohio voters who know that blood is thicker than politics – and they were together at a Donald Trump rally.

Rachel Niemi

Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump visited one of Ohio’s most conservative counties to motivate his staunch supporters to go out and vote. Trump doubled down on what he said in last night's final presidential debate - that he wouldn't accept the results of the election outright.

Andy Chow

Two days after the Trump campaign sent its vice presidential candidate to Columbus, the Clinton team sent its counterpart to central Ohio to rally volunteers to go out and knock on doors for the Democratic presidential nominee. Kaine leaned on the importance of winning the Buckeye State.

Rachel Niemi

Donald Trump’s supporters in Ohio are being forced to take sides after the presidential nominee cut ties with the chair of the Ohio Republican Party. This fracture could have lasting impact after the votes are counted.

WBNS 10TV, Columbus

Some observers feel Ohio’s US Senate contest is all but over, with incumbent Rob Portman leading Democratic former Gov. Ted Strickland by around 15 points. But the candidates are continuing their tour of the state with three debates – the first was Friday in Youngstown, and last night they met in Columbus.

Warren County Board of Elections

This weekend brought out a tape of Republican nominee Donald Trump making lewd and potentially criminal allegations about interactions with women and a Wikileaks dump of Wall Street speeches by Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. And those revelations have some Ohioans reconsidering their presidential vote. 

Statehouse News Bureau

The rift between the Trump campaign on the chair of the Ohio Republican Party blew up into what appears to be a full-blown war.

Karen Kasler

Donald Trump squeezed in a visit to Columbus in between rallies in Florida and Cincinnati. He spoke to an audience of mostly students – a group that typically doesn’t turn out to vote, and when its members do, they often vote Democrat. But this crowd was different.

Warren County Board of Elections

This weekend brought out a tape of Republican nominee Donald Trump making lewd and potentially criminal allegations about interactions with women and a Wikileaks dump of Wall Street speeches by Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. And those revelations have some Ohioans reconsidering their presidential vote.  But there are rules on how to vote for candidates not on the ballot.

Andy Chow

In the fallout of Ohio’s top Republicans pulling their support of their own presidential nominee, Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton visited the battleground state to try to shift momentum in her favor.

Karen Kasler

This was a devastating weekend for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump in Ohio – he lost the support of three GOP officeholders over lewd comments made about women in a 2005 tape that was brought to light on Friday.  

Andy Chow

For months U.S. Senator Rob Portman has admonished different controversial statements made by Republican Presidential Nominee Donald Trump. However, Portman stayed by his endorsement of Trump each time. But the leaked audio in which Trump describes obscene acts has changed all that.

Karen Kasler

The chair of the Ohio Republican Party is sounding off on the tape of lewd comments from his party’s presidential nominee – but he stopped short of pulling his endorsement.

Karen Kasler

An estimated 5,000 people gathered at the Statehouse for a noontime rally with Christian evangelist Franklin Graham, who’s taken over his father Billy Graham’s ministry.

Paul Matthew Photography/shutterstock.com

The backers of a proposal to limit the amount the state pays for drugs for Medicaid, prisons and other state programs have won their fight to bring the plan to next year’s ballot.

Karen Kasler

A top Republican leader who’s supporting Donald Trump says he hopes Gov. John Kasich changes his mind about the GOP nominee.

Karen Kasler

Among the tens of millions of people watching last night’s first presidential debate were dozens of volunteers and supporters in central Ohio, at gatherings put together by the Clinton and Trump campaigns.

Andy Chow

Some of the state’s highest ranking Republicans are coming out to support the oil and gas industry and its impact on Ohio in an effort to counter rhetoric in the presidential race. 

"Face the Nation", CBS News

Gov. John Kasich’s presidential campaign adviser and the chair of the Ohio Republican Party are angrily reacting to comments made by the head of the Republican National Committee yesterday.

"The State of Ohio", Ohio Public TV/OGT

The presidential race in Ohio is tight, with polls going back and forth between Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton. And the tension in in the race definitely shows when the chairs of those two parties met face to face for a preview of this fall’s election.

Karen Kasler

The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to reinstate the week in which Ohioans could register to vote and cast ballots at the same time – effectively setting October 12 as the first day of early voting.

A state employee has been fired after inspectors found that he misused state time to campaign for Republicans. 

Andy Chow

The lead has shifted in a new presidential poll of likely voters, with Donald Trump, who was trailing slightly last month, now in front.

Karen Kasler

Ohio’s 34 House Democrats are all up for re-election, along with their 65 Republican colleagues. But they’re not letting their low numbers set them back as they think about what bills they plan to push in the lame duck session this fall and beyond.

Ohio Secretary of State's Office

A Democratic critic of the Republican Secretary of State says he’s ignoring thousands of Ohio voters by not including them in the batch of 7 million absentee ballot applications he sent out last week.

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The Ohio Democratic Party has appealed to the US Supreme Court to toss out a 2014 state law and bring back the so-called “Golden Week”, when Ohioans can register and cast ballots at the same time. But an election law expert thinks the case doesn’t stand much of a chance.

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