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:


Election 2012
5:57 pm
Mon February 20, 2012

Union Law Draws Contenders into Ohio primaries

On the heels of the 2011 fight over the limits of public employee unions, Democrats hope to regain seats in the Republican-dominated Legislature that passed the measure.

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Redistricting Remains for 2012
5:14 pm
Fri February 17, 2012

No Ohio Redistricting Decision Before 2012 Election

The Ohio Supreme Court says it won't consider a lawsuit challenging new state House and Senate districts
before this year's elections.

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5:52 pm
Thu February 16, 2012

Democrats Urge Sec. of State to Quit Fighting Over Provisional Ballots

There’s a problem commonly known as right church, wrong pew.  It’s when a voter goes to the right polling place but ends up casting a ballot in the wrong precinct. 

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7:48 am
Wed February 15, 2012

Poll: Santorum Jumps in Front of Romney in Ohio

A new poll shows Rick Santorum edging ahead of Mitt Romney in Ohio.

The Quinnipiac University poll out Wednesday finds Santorum jumping to the lead with Ohio voters just three
weeks before the Republican presidential primary.

The former Pennsylvania senator leads Romney 36-29 percent among likely primary voters.

Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich was third with 20 percent.

9:30 am
Sat February 11, 2012

Maine Primary Results

Results from the Maine Primaries on February 11, 2012, updated throughout the day.