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:


4:38 pm
Tue March 6, 2012

Cracks Emerge In GOP Over Hydraulic Fracturing

When it comes to the controversial gas drilling technique known as hydraulic fracturing, the Republican Party itself appears fractured — especially in the critical swing state of Ohio. Super Tuesday voters are choosing among a field of GOP contenders who all support less regulation of the drilling technique. Yet some Republicans in Ohio are calling for greater oversight and new taxes on companies using it to harvest natural gas.

4:36 pm
Tue March 6, 2012

Union Law Issue In Some Ohio Legislative Primaries

Several candidates vying for seats in the Ohio Legislature are hoping to tap into lingering voter anger over the state's now-rejected collective bargaining law. Contenders in Tuesday's primary contests include public workers who were against the union-limiting bill passed last spring by the Republican-controlled General Assembly. Sixty-two percent of voters rejected the measure in November. One Republican candidate has used his opposition to the legislation to distinguish himself in a three-way contest that includes an incumbent state representative who voted for the bill.

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Super Tuesday
4:19 pm
Tue March 6, 2012

Super Tuesday Results

Juliet Fromholt

Jerry Kenny will have local and national results and analysis from NPR and OPR during Morning Edition on Wednesday and an election wrap-up at noon.

Click on the links below for vote totals and percentages.
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4:18 pm
Tue March 6, 2012

Two Bomb Threats Mar Otherwise "Smooth" Election

As Ohioans vote in this Super Tuesday primary election, turnout is reported to be light…and there are few glitches, according to the state’s top elections official. Secretary of State John Husted, though, reports that bomb threats have disrupted voting at two different polling places.

Super Tuesday
12:20 pm
Tue March 6, 2012

Ohio Primary Results

Results from the Primaries being held in Ohio on March 6, 2012 - updated throughout the day as results come in.