Election 2012

President Barack Obama has won Ohio again, capturing the swing state after a hard-fought battle with Republican Mitt Romney. Obama, who also won Ohio in 2008, claims the swing state's 18 electoral votes on his way to an electoral victory nationwide.

Democrat Sherrod Brown has won re-election to the U.S. Senate after one of the most expensive and closely watched match-ups in the country. The 59-year-old Brown beat Republican challenger Josh Mandel  despite an onslaught of attacks from conservative outside groups.

In the race for Ohio's new 10th District, Congressman Mike Turner won over challenger Sharon Neuhardt by a wide margin of 60% to 36%.  WYSO's Jerry Kenney spoke with Turner about his win.

Ohio voters have rejected a proposal to change the process for redrawing state legislative and congressional maps. Issue 2 lost after a fight that pitted voter advocacy groups and unions against business interests and the Ohio Republican Party.

There were nearly 200 school levies on the ballot Tuesday in Ohio. Several districts around the Miami Valley were seeking levy support from voter's to replace state aid ad revenue lost through tax changes.  The majority of these levies were rejected.

County by county results for the WYSO listening area:

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Election 2012
7:55 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Ohio Re-elects Obama by a Two Point Margin

President Barack Obama won re-election to a second term last night. Ohioans elected Obama over Republican Mitt Romney by a two point margin. Ohio Democratic party Chairman Chris Redfern said he believes President Obama's bailout of the auto industry was a major factor in why Ohioans voted to re-elect him. When asked whether Republicans lost because they have become too closely aligned with the most conservative members of the party, Redfern responds this way:

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Election 2012
7:26 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Congressman Mike Turner Talks Re-election, the Economy, and the Presidential Race

In the race for Ohio's new 10th District, Congressman Mike Turner won over challenger Sharon Neuhardt by a wide margin of 60% to 36%. When I spoke to him late last night Turner says his reelection was driven by the voters concerns with the local economy, and national concerns. We also talked about the Presidential race. Here's part of the conversation:

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Election 2012
7:08 am
Wed November 7, 2012

MIAMI VALLEY--Majority of School Levies Rejected

There were nearly 200 school levies on the ballot Tuesday in Ohio. WYSO's Wayne Baker reports that several districts around the Miami Valley were seeking levy support from voter's to replace state aid ad revenue lost through tax changes.

In Montgomery County, Centerville, Miamisburg, Huber Height and Vandalia-Butler all had levy requests rejected by voters. Jefferson Township and West Carrolton were also unsuccessful.

7:03 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Victory and Concession Speeches from the Presidential Candidates

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Ohio was one of the key battleground states in this year's presidential election. NPR's Barbara Bradley Hagerty has this report on how Ohio and other key states factored into the President's victory as well as links to Mr. Obama's victory speech and Mitt Romney's concession speech.
The president's victory came surprisingly easily, as he won seven of the eight key battleground states, and appeared on his way to win the eighth, Florida, which is still too close to call. By holding the "Midwest firewall" — including Ohio, Wisconsin, Iowa and Michigan — the president handily defeated his challenger, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.
Election 2012
6:49 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Boehner States No Mandate For Raising Taxes

Speaker John Boehner says that by keeping Republicans in control of the House, voters made clear there's no mandate for raising taxes.

Boehner, however, offered to work with any willing partner, Republican or Democrat, to get things done.

Speaking to Republican supporters, Boehner's statement Tuesday night offered no compromise on GOP opposition to President Barack Obama's call for increasing tax rates for wealthy Americans.

Boehner said the American people showed they backed the GOP position on reducing spending by renewing the party's House majority.

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