Election 2011

Breaking
9:30 pm
Tue November 8, 2011

AP Reports Issue 3 Decided, Ohio Opts Out Of Health Care Mandate

Voters in Ohio have approved a ballot measure intended to keep government from requiring Ohioans to participate in any health care system.

The constitutional amendment passed is largely symbolic, coming in response to the 2009 federal health care overhaul, a provision of which mandates that most Americans purchase health care.

Supporters hope it will prompt a challenge of the overhaul before the U.S. Supreme Court.

The tea party and Republican groups backing the amendment say the Affordable Care Act was an overreach by the Obama administration and Congress.

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Election 2011
9:30 pm
Tue November 8, 2011

Ohio Voters Reject Union Limits

Early returns show that Ohio's new law limiting the collective bargaining abilities of 350,000 unionized public workers has been defeated after an expensive union-backed campaign that pitted firefighters, police officers and teachers against the state's Republican establishment.

The law hadn't taken effect yet. It was thrown out Tuesday amid high turnout in a year without a presidential election. Current union rules will stand until the GOP-controlled Legislature plans its next move.

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Politics
9:21 pm
Tue November 8, 2011

Early Returns Show Ohio Voters Oppose Age Limit Raise For Judges

Early returns showed Ohio voters opposing a constitutional amendment raising the age limit for judges from 70 to 75.

With 8 percent of the vote counted, nearly 61 percent of voters had rejected raising an age cap of 70 that has been in place for nearly 40 years. The 1973 law stemmed from a philosophy that age can affect judgment.

Ten percent of sitting judges, including two Supreme Court justices, would face the current age limit within the next six years.

Around the Miami Valley
5:40 pm
Tue November 8, 2011

Several Glitches Reported At The Polls

As usual, there are a few glitches and problems being reported on this election day. Ohio Public Radio’s Karen Kasler reports on some of them.

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Statewide News
4:41 pm
Tue November 8, 2011

Steady Voter Turnout, But Likely Not A Record

The campaign of 2011 is just a few hours away from its conclusion, and there have been few reports of voters who waited till today to cast ballots experiencing problems. While elections officials in several counties did report heavy turnout for early voting, Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted says that’s not necessarily an indication of a huge number of people coming to the polls in an off-year election.

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