Trend – Election 2024

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We are facing a sustained, historic assault on democracy in Ohio and across America

BY: - September 15, 2023

The textbook definition of democratic decline includes the weakening of democratic institutions like the peaceful transition of power or free and fair elections, and the violation of rights that underpin democracy. Ohio is in the middle of a sustained, historic assault perpetuating just such a decline, and so is America. Due to events that have […]

Republican presidential candidates (L-R), former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, former U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, Vivek Ramaswamy, former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, U.S. Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and North Dakota governor Doug Burgum participate in the first debate of the GOP primary season hosted by FOX News at the Fiserv Forum on August 23, 2023 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Trump absent but still dominates as GOP presidential rivals clash at first debate

BY: , and - August 24, 2023

Eight Republican presidential candidates gathered onstage Wednesday night in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, for a heated first primary debate heavily influenced by former President Donald Trump, though the party’s front runner refused to attend the two-hour event. Trump instead recorded a competing 46-minute interview with former Fox News personality Tucker Carlson that aired on X, formerly known […]

As redistricting debate emerges again, Ohio Gov. DeWine says politicians shouldn’t draw maps

BY: - August 23, 2023

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said Monday the state’s current redistricting system “doesn’t work very well,” and while he doesn’t think politicians like him should get to decide the maps, his office has some initial qualms with a new proposal to create an independent commission of citizens to redraw the state’s districts. The issue of further […]

Complaint alleges Frank LaRose broke ‘testing the waters’ rules in Ohio U.S. Senate race

BY: - July 28, 2023

Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose’s fledgling U.S. Senate campaign is facing a complaint filed with the Federal Elections Commission. The complaint alleges LaRose violated campaign finance law by delaying his official filing and coordinating with an outside political group. People seeking a federal office like the U.S. Senate officially become a candidate when they […]

Intel facility would avoid ‘redundant’ environmental review under U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown bill

BY: - July 21, 2023

Ohio U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown is co-sponsoring a measure aimed at streamlining projects like the Licking County Intel facility funded by the CHIPs Act. The proposal would allow those projects to avoid a federal environmental review if they’ve already undergone a similar state or local process. Under the National Environmental Policy Act, or NEPA, “major […]

Suffolk University Ohio poll shows Sherrod Brown and Trump with narrow leads in 2024

BY: - July 20, 2023

A recent Suffolk University/USA Today poll carries echoes of 2020 and 2018 at the top of the Ohio ticket. Pollsters found former President Donald Trump leading presidential candidates in the state, and Democratic U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown leading the field in his bid for reelection. Suffolk University spoke to 500 Ohioans over the phone who […]