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:

The WYSO news team has partnered with the Associated Press to bring you extra features and coverage on the candidates and issues this election season:

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Politics
5:06 pm
Fri June 15, 2012

PoliticsOhio: Obama, Romney Campaign In Ohio

Ohio truly was a battleground this week, as both President Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney visited the state to sell their message to voters. For this weeks PoliticsOhio, Emily McCord speaks to Jessica Wehrman who reports from Washington for the Columbus Dispatch about what both men hope to convey during their time in Ohio and what the political landscape current is in the state.

Politics
5:45 pm
Fri May 25, 2012

PoliticsOhio: Voinovich Doubts Romney Favors Tax Cuts

Ellen Belcher, who's filling in for Emily McCord, interviews former U.S. Sen. George Voinovich. A self-proclaimed "deficit hawk," Voinovich is still preaching that the country needs to both cut spending and raise taxes. He has endorsed Republican Mitt Romney even though Romney supports extending the Bush tax cuts that Voinovich says are so unaffordable. Voinovich explains that contradiction. He also talks about the U.S. Senate race between Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown and state Republican Treasurer Josh Mandel, a contest that is tightening according to the latest polls.

Politics
8:15 am
Thu May 17, 2012

Biden Plans Visit to Eastern Ohio Car Dealership

Vice President Joe Biden plans to visit to a family-owned car dealership on the second day of a two-day trip through swing state Ohio.

The trip Thursday is part of a campaign effort to draw distinctions over job creation between President Barack Obama and presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.

Biden was scheduled to visit Staffilino Chevrolet in Martins Ferry in eastern Ohio, a family-owned dealership that the Obama campaign says was saved by the rescue of the auto industry.

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Politics
1:35 pm
Tue May 8, 2012

West Virginia Primary Results

Results from the Primaries being held in West Virginia on May 8, 2012 - updated throughout the day as results come in.

 

Politics
12:49 pm
Tue May 8, 2012

North Carolina Primary Results

Results from the Primaries being held in North Carolina on May 8, 2012 - updated throughout the day as results come in.

 

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