Former President Donald Trump

“Special paper.” Ohio Auditor floats theory of election fraud

BY: - October 20, 2022

Ohio Auditor Keith Faber last Tuesday told members of the Westerville Tea Party that it was unlikely that widespread fraud occurs in Ohio elections. But that didn’t stop him from holding out a sinister possibility: that the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections might be diverting special voting-machine paper to other states where unscrupulous elements might […]

Study: More Republicans than Democrats likely died of COVID

BY: - October 4, 2022

It’s already known that hundreds of thousands of Americans would still be alive if every eligible person had gotten vaccinated against COVID-19. Now new research strongly suggests that many more of those “excess deaths” in Ohio and Florida were among people with Republican voter registrations.  It’s perhaps unsurprising that Republicans were more reluctant to get […]

COMMENTARY

An empowered electorate will face choices in 2022 election, candidates face reckoning

BY: - September 20, 2022

After the 2016 election, shellshocked women braced for the worst. A crude misogynist – and direct threat to reproductive, civil and human rights–was poised to make the next four years a living hell. The day after he was inaugurated president, more than four million women (and men) hit the streets in massive marches to decry […]

In top-secret documents case, Portman wants to investigate the investigators

BY: - September 8, 2022

It now appears that secrets of the most sensitive nature were among the documents former President Donald Trump hung onto after more than a year of entreaties by the government to return them. Having to do with another nation’s nuclear-weapons capabilities, one set of documents in Trump’s possession was so sensitive that only a few […]

GOP claims to the contrary, Sen. Brown says extra IRS funds will make the rich pay up

BY: - September 6, 2022

The Inflation Reduction Act signed last month by President Joe Biden does some things that poll well with Americans. It attempts to lower the cost of prescription drugs for seniors, it extends health care subsidies for lower-income people and it’s a significant attempt to combat climate change. So in criticizing the bill, many Republicans have […]

Threats to the FBI are rampant. Ohio’s GOP leadership has little to say.

BY: - August 17, 2022

Some prominent Ohio Republicans have been calling for congressional oversight of the FBI in the wake of its search of former President Donald Trump’s home and club in Florida. But so far, only three have condemned last week’s attack on the Cincinnati FBI office that appears to be the result of a man’s anger over […]

Analysis: Trump tipped primary to Vance, DeWine has problems with Rs

BY: - May 27, 2022

A pre-primary poll designed by six political scientists and the actual results of the election seem to show that former President Donald Trump’s endorsement was a decisive factor in the Ohio Republican Primary for U.S. Senate. The analysis also seems to show that GOP Gov. Mike DeWine has some work to do if he wants […]

LaRose says Dems might wreck election integrity, touts Trump, who’s suspected of election fraud

BY: - April 27, 2022

Ohio’s top elections official on Sunday tweeted that if Democrats win in Ohio they might undermine secure elections. Then he boasted of an endorsement from someone who is himself under investigation for possible election fraud. It might demonstrate the needle Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose is trying to thread as he runs on a […]

Ohio’s top election official slams “liberal media” over CBS Ukraine reporting

BY: - February 28, 2022

Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose has his hands full right now.  He’s part of a seven-member commission whose struggles to come up with legislative and congressional maps have resulted in an order to explain in person why they shouldn’t be held in contempt.  And in the absence of maps, the state’s top elections official […]

Once claiming moderation, Ohio secretary of state says Trump has a point about voter fraud

BY: - February 9, 2022

When he was running for office in 2018, Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose said overblown election claims by Democrats and Republicans hurt Americans’ faith in democracy. Democrats overhype what they call voter suppression and Republicans overblow claims of voter fraud, LaRose said at the time. Now that he’s running for reelection, LaRose, a Republican, […]

Fighting vaccine mandates, Ohio AG says he protected the “rule of law”

BY: - February 1, 2022

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost last week touted a successful effort he led among state attorneys general to get the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a vaccine-or-test mandate for large employers. In a statement, Yost said he wasn’t opposed to vaccines, he was upholding the rule of law. But his office declined to comment Monday […]