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:


9:30 am
Sat March 24, 2012

Louisiana Primary Results

Results from the Primaries being held in Louisiana on March 24, 2012 - updated throughout the day as results come in.


7:56 am
Thu March 22, 2012

Panel Delays Vote on OH Elections Overhaul Repeal


An Ohio legislative panel has delayed a vote on repealing a contentious new election law that shrinks early voting and makes other changes in the presidential battleground state.

Backed by Republicans, the Senate bill would scrap the new law and leave in place the old rules governing Ohio elections - including a separate change made last year that cuts off in-person early voting on the Friday before Election Day.

11:01 am
Wed March 21, 2012

Marco Rubio Stumps for Senate Candidate Mandel

Republican State Treasurer Josh Mandel will take on Incumbent Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown this fall. Mandel easily won the G-O-P primary winning 62% percent of the total votes statewide.  On March 12, 2012, Florida Senator Marco Rubio campaigned in Ohio for the Senate hopeful. 

The following  audio contains addresses from Mandel and Rubio to a crowd of 300 in the Berry Room located  at Wright State University's Nutter Center. 


9:45 am
Tue March 20, 2012

Illinois Primary Results

Results from the Primaries being held in Illinois on March 20, 2012 - updated throughout the day as results come in.


8:50 am
Tue March 13, 2012

Mississippi Primary Results


Results from the Primaries being held in Mississippi on March 13, 2012 - updated throughout the day as results come in.