election

COMMENTARY

New DeWine ad fails to show full picture of candidate’s history

BY: - April 5, 2022

“He’s not afraid of the tough fights.” The opening line in the first statewide TV commercial from Gov. Mike DeWine’s re-election campaign describes someone Ohio voters don’t know. It pictures a governor looking stern and striding resolutely with law enforcement. Heavy on campy cliché but laughably bogus. DeWine is no principled warrior who “fights and […]

Ohio Supreme Court denies Dem request to change primary

BY: - March 25, 2022

Democrats weren’t successful in convincing the Ohio Supreme Court to change the May 3 primary date, according to a Thursday afternoon filing. The motion was filed by House Minority Leader Allison Russo and state Sen. Vernon Sykes, both members of the Ohio Redistricting Commission, who said moving the primary date would help the commission be […]

Poll: 60% of Ohio GOP primary voters say election was stolen

BY: - February 14, 2022

Nearly two in three Ohio Republicans likely to vote in the upcoming primary election believe the election was “stolen” from President Donald Trump, according to polling conducted late last month. Of 800 “likely” voters sampled in late January, 62% said they believed the election was stolen and 29% believed there was “some fraud” but President […]

Election lies get standing ovation at Jim Jordan Q&A

BY: - January 3, 2022

A crowd rose to its feet in applause at a forum last month when a man questioned GOP Congressman Jim Jordan about what he would do about the untrue assertion that the 2020 presidential election was stolen from Donald Trump. Jordan was speaking at a December event hosted by the Lima Community for Medical Freedom […]

Ohio Redistricting Commission asks for dismissal in congressional redistricting lawsuit

BY: - November 30, 2021

Members of the now-disbanded Ohio Redistricting Commission joined together in asking the Ohio Supreme Court to dismiss the congressional redistricting case against them in a filing made public Monday afternoon. Attorney General Dave Yost’s office wrote on behalf of Gov. Mike DeWine, Secretary of State Frank LaRose, Senate President Matt Huffman and House Speaker Bob […]

House Republicans propose voter photo ID law, ending most absentee voting, and more

BY: - August 18, 2021

Republicans in the Ohio House of Representatives proposed sweeping voting restrictions last week that would impose new hurdles for voters to register and cast a ballot. The legislation, if passed, would require voters to present state issued photo identification to vote, eliminate no-excuse absentee voting, prohibit the use of ballot drop boxes and more. House […]

An Ohio County needed new voter machines. Election conspiracies complicated everything

BY: - June 1, 2021

The Ohio Supreme Court ruled last week that Stark County must purchase voting machines from a company baselessly accused by the former president and his allies of rigging an election. The dispute traces back to the Stark County Board of Elections’ December 2020 directive to the county commission to purchase its new machinery from Dominion […]

Early voting underway in Ohio for May 2021 primary election

BY: - April 9, 2021

It is election season once again in Ohio, though you may or may not have something to vote for this spring. Early voting has begun for the May 2021 primary election, which features tax levies and other local government races throughout the state. The easiest way to check if you have a local issue to […]

Which areas of Ohio went the most for Trump and Biden in 2020?

BY: - February 5, 2021

There were plenty of Donald Trump voters living on the north side of Wooster who cast ballots at the Parkview Christian Church last November. There were plenty of Joe Biden voters, too. The Wayne County seat in northeast Ohio was relatively split between the two candidates, with some precincts in town giving a slight edge […]

Ohio bartender and her ‘militia’ drove to D.C. to join the Capitol breach

BY: - January 13, 2021

A Champaign County bartender who runs a self-identified militia, joined by three others in her unit, drove to Washington D.C. last week to join what descended into a seditious mob invasion of the U.S. Capitol. Jessica Watkins, 38, a bartender, said she doesn’t consider herself as having committed a crime — she said she didn’t […]

Ohio GOP lawmakers, without evidence, cry fraud on Biden win

BY: - November 9, 2020

As a presidential election teetered toward Joe Biden, several House Republican lawmakers in Ohio took to their social media accounts to allege, without evidence, systemic voter fraud. The state lawmakers largely parroted President Donald Trump’s speech Thursday night and subsequent campaign messaging, which alleged a wide-ranging conspiracy essentially accusing several cities of pulling Democratic votes […]

As Ohio votes, the coronavirus thrives

BY: - November 3, 2020

More Ohioans are in the hospital with COVID-19 on Election Day than at any other point during the pandemic, according to Tuesday data from the Ohio Department of Health. About 4,200 Ohioans contracted COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, setting the latest new case record since the virus resumed its surge in late September. More […]