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:


Statewide News
12:30 pm
Wed March 7, 2012

Super Tuesday Election Results Wrap-up

This Super Tuesday election wrap up in today's mid-day news features state and local results.  Mitt Romney takes the lead in Ohio's primary, while Rich Santorum came in 2nd.  Ohio Public Radio's Bill Cohen reports.  Then OPR's Jo Ingles reports on Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel's victory in the Republican senate primary race.

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Around the Miami Valley
11:27 am
Wed March 7, 2012

County Election Results

Find local election results here throughout the morning. 

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7:15 am
Wed March 7, 2012

Primary Sets Up High Stakes for Fall Races in Ohio

Tuesday's primary results set up high stakes for fall races for U.S. Senate and a newly drawn U.S. House
district along the Lake Erie shoreline.

Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel claimed the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate, as expected. He'll now face Democratic incumbent Sherrod Brown in a contest that promises to be intense and expensive.  Mandel has already raised $4 million toward the fight, and Brown has a similar amount.

Mandel took 49 percent of the vote statewide in a race against five other GOP contenders.

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7:13 am
Wed March 7, 2012

One-Fourth of Ohio Voters Cast Ballots for Primary

Columbia City Blog

Ohio's voter turnout for Super Tuesday is well short of the record rate logged for the primary election four
years ago, when there were hot contests for both Republicans and Democrats in the presidential race.

Results posted by the Secretary of State's office show the turnout was just over 25 percent Tuesday. Ohio voters narrowly favored Mitt Romney over Rick Santorum as the Republicans battle for the chance to challenge President Barack Obama in November.

More than 1.9 million of Ohio's 7.7 million voters cast a ballot.

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5:44 pm
Tue March 6, 2012

New Ohio Congressional Map Sparking Party Faceoffs

Competitive congressional primaries are being decided around Ohio as a result of a revamped congressional map. Democratic voters must choose between longtime U.S. Reps. Marcy Kaptur of Toledo and Dennis Kucinich of Cleveland in a newly drawn district that stretches across the Lake Erie shoreline. A four-way Democratic contest is also under way for a new Columbus district. Former congresswoman Mary Jo Kilroy faces Ted Celeste, brother of former Gov. Dick Celeste; former state lawmaker Joyce Beatty; and Columbus city councilwoman Priscilla Tyson. In southwest Ohio, Republican U.S. Rep.

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