Elections

The State of Ohio (Ohio Public Television)

Seventeen-year-olds who will be 18 by Election Day were allowed to vote for presidential candidates in the Ohio primary two weeks ago because of a lawsuit filed by Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders. Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted said he’d been following the same rules that his Democratic predecessor used. But that previous Secretary of State says differently.

ari-berman.com (author's website)

A national author who has compared voting opportunities and limitations in different states throughout the nation says Ohio has room for improvement.

Andy Chow

The Ohio primary win for John Kasich not only means a possible shift in momentum but more time away from Ohio and on the campaign trail. But the governor’s administration says it's still focused on business at home. 

Karen Kasler

Cincinnati City Councilman P.G. Sittenfeld tried to put up a strong challenge against Ted Strickland in the U.S. Senate Democratic primary, but lost by a large margin. Top party leaders talked about what the future might hold for Sittenfeld.

Andy Chow

Gov. John Kasich has won his first primary, here in his home state. But it’s not plausible that he’ll be able to get enough delegates to win the nomination outright. And his win makes it more difficult for the other two candidates in the race to win the nomination. So what does that mean for the future of the party as the campaigns journey toward the convention this summer in Cleveland?

Andy Chow

While John Kasich may have gotten a boost from the Ohio Primary win, the delegate math still shows he can't get the amount needed to clinch the nomination. This could mean a heated battle during the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.

Andy Chow

John Kasich and his campaign are hoping the big Ohio Primary win will be a game changer for the rest of the race.  Kasich’s home state supporters hope the victory will sends a statement to the rest of the country.

Jo Ingles

Former Gov. Ted Strickland won a big victory last night as nearly two thirds of Democratic voters chose him to be their candidate for U.S. Senate.

Jo Ingles

The head of Ohio’s Democratic Party says he believes the number of Ohioans who will now be affiliated with the party will shrink because some crossed over to vote a Republican ticket to participate in the GOP’s presidential primary. But David Pepper doesn’t think that crossover vote will hurt Democrats in the long run.

Ohio Secretary of State's Office

There were no big surprises in the 16 races for Congress – especially since there were no contested primaries in six of them.

Karen Kasler

There were suggestions all day that Democrats might be a key to a victory for John Kasich in the Republican primary in Ohio. But the state's Republican elections chief isn't sure about that.

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted says turnout has been heavy throughout the state, especially in suburban areas. Husted says there has been more interest in the Republican races.

Statehouse News Bureau

Ohio's Secretary of State reports there has been heavy voter turnout today and a few problems.

Karen Kasler

Ohio is the center of the American political universe again today, as Republican and Democratic voters cast what could be critical ballots for the six remaining major party candidates.

Karen Kasler

Gov. John Kasich was back home in Westerville to cast his ballot in person in the Republican presidential primary. 

Andy Chow

From running for state senator to Congress to governor, now-presidential hopeful John Kasich has been asking Ohioans for their vote for decades. But he's asking supporters to vote in the biggest one yet.

Andy Chow

The Democratic candidates battling for the party’s nomination have made it clear that Ohio is the state to win in tomorrow’s next set of primaries. The huge push from both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders to win Ohio included a big dinner in Columbus.

Karen Kasler

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz hasn’t been polling well in Ohio. But Cruz came to Columbus for at his first stop in Ohio since last summer - and his first real stop of his presidential campaign.

Nick Castele

Donald Trump came through Ohio this weekend after his campaign canceled an appearance in Chicago Friday. And he was met by supporters, and by protestors.

Andy Chow

Gov. John Kasich faces arguably the most important election of his political career on Tuesday. He talked about the race just before a campaign event in Moraine just outside Dayton Friday afternoon.

Jo Ingles

Ohioans will go to the polls to vote in the presidential primaries next week. But some students at an Ohio university have already voted in a mock convention – and were introduced to the Republican presidential candidates in an unusual way.

"The State of Ohio"

Throughout the Republican presidential town halls and debates, Gov. John Kasich has painted himself as a moderate in the race. A top Democrat in Ohio is disputing that picture but insists he's not doing so to give Donald Trump the upper hand in the state.

Karen Kasler

Former President Bill Clinton came to Ohio on behalf of his wife. The visit comes a day after her opponent in the Democratic presidential primary, Bernie Sanders, scored a surprise upset in the Michigan primary. Supporters who came out to see the former president campaign for Hillary Clinton had somewhat mixed reactions to Sanders' victory.

Andy Chow

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and other groups are suing Ohio’s top elections official, demanding he allow 17-year-olds to vote in the presidential primary. 

Karen Kasler

Gov. John Kasich came back to Columbus to watch the results from neighboring Michigan, a state he had targeted for a good showing a week before the Ohio primary.

Bernie 2016

The auto industry bailout, fracking and job creation are some of the big issues the Democratic presidential candidates are battling over as they compete for votes in the Midwest primaries, including Ohio. Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow talked to U.S. Senator and candidate Bernie Sanders about how he plans to win over Ohio voters.

Ohio Secretary of State

Ohio’s primary is next Tuesday, and both parties are targeting voters here. And some voters who want to pick presidential candidates are saying they’re confused about what they’re seeing on the ballot – and others say they’re not being allowed to vote for their preferred presidential choice at all.

Andy Chow

Hoping for a shift of momentum with the Midwest primaries, Gov. John Kasich is putting some new energy into his campaign with a heavyweight in both the political arena and the world of entertainment. 

Karen Kasler

In the past, 17 year olds who will be 18 by the fall election have been able to vote partisan ballots for candidates in the Ohio primary. A Democratic state representative who’s been critical of the Republican Secretary of State says they’re not able to this year.  But his office says that isn’t true. Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports.

Andy Chow

As voters in a dozen states cast their ballot for who they want as their presidential nominee, front runner Donald Trump made a big campaign stop in Ohio. 

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